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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

Novel Algorithms Help Illuminate Dark Energy

Using NERSC supercomputers, Berkeley researchers developed novel computational tools to help the Dark Energy Survey identify and monitor Type 1a supernovae. » Read More

Optimized Algorithms Boost Combustion Research

Turbulent combustion simulations, which play an important role in the design of fuel-efficient combustion systems such as diesel engines, have gotten their own efficiency boost. » Read More

Take a "Scroll" Down Memory Lane

Visit our new 40th anniversary timeline. Find out what Disney movie was filmed at NERSC; take a tour of the machine room of the 1990s; uncover staff's 1983 holiday wishlist (hint: some things don't change), and more. » 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
Quantal Four Body Breakup Problem
 PI: Michael S. Pindzola, Auburn University
Edison 46,656
Computational studies in plasma physics and fusion energy
 PI: Abhay K. Ram, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edison 32,832
Imaging of Seismic Wavefields in Complex Hetrogeneous Media at Unprecedented Details and Scales
 PI: Gregory A. Newman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 24,576
Hadron-Hadron Interactions with Lattice QCD
 PI: Martin J. Savage, University of Washington
Hopper 16,896
FRC simulations with the Lsp PIC code
 PI: Samuel Cohen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Edison 4,320
Structure, Energetics and Dynamics of Metal, Including Alloy, Nanoparticles; Interactions of Clusters with Molecules and Surfaces
 PI: Julius Jellinek, Argonne National Laboratory
Carver 256


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Did You Know?

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina (Aug. 23-30, 2005), DOE's Office of Science allocated 400,000 supercomputing hours at NERSC to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans to run simulations of hurricane protection projects.