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Berkeley Lab Study Confirms Amassing CO₂ Heats Earth’s Surface

Analysis of a decade of atmospheric data helps scientists detect an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface. The culprit? Fossil fuel emissions. » Read More

New Algorithm Enables Faster Simulations of Ultrafast Processes

An enhancement to the real-time time-dependent density function theory code opens the door for real-time simulations in atomic-level materials research. » Read More

Raindrops Physics May Affect Climate Model Accuracy

Using NERSC supercomputers, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that factors as small as how sizes of raindrops were represented in a computer model made a big difference in the accuracy of results. » Read More

Pinpointing the Magnetic Moments of Nuclear Matter

Using NERSC's Edison supercomputer, a team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles. » Read More

A Standard for Neuroscience Data

Berkeley Lab and NERSC researchers are developing tools to standardize data formats and storage for the neuroscience research community. They are also working on a portal to make sharing neuroscience data easier. » Read More

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

Computing at NERSC

Now Computing

A small sample of massively parallel scientific computing jobs running right now at NERSC.

Project Machine CPU Cores CPU Core Hours Used
Microbial Genome and Metagenome Data Processing and Analysis
 PI: Nikos Kyrpides, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 49,152
Calibrated and Systematic Characterization Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Travis A. Obrien, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 9,600
Cosmic Frontier Computational End-Station
 PI: Salman Habib, Argonne National Laboratory
Edison 7,200
Center for Simulation of Wave-Plasma Interactions: SciDAC Project
 PI: Paul T. Bonoli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edison 5,184
Computational Resources for the Interpretation of Neutron Scattering Data from the Spallation Neutron Source and HFIR
 PI: Thomas Proffen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Hopper 3,216
Rational catalyst design for energy production
 PI: Andreas Heyden, University of South Carolina
Carver 160


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Did You Know?

In May 2012, NERSC’s Franklin system, a Cray XT4, retired after 5 years of service. In 2007 Franklin was ranked 9th on the TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.