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Cori Powers Next-Generation Seismic Simulations

Record-setting seismic simulations run on NERSC's Cori supercomputer were the subject of two presentations at the 2017 ISC High Performance conference. » Read More

Simulations Pinpoint Defects in Solar Cell Nanostructures

Atomic-level calculations helped ID the root cause of structural defects in nanomaterials used in fabricating solar cells and other devices. » Read More

Rare Supernova Discovery Ushers in New Era for Cosmology

Discovered! The first ever multiply-imaged gravitationally-lensed Type Ia supernova. With more of these events, researchers could measure the universe's expansion rate within four percent accuracy. Berkeley researchers do have a method for finding more. » Read More

Toward More Efficient Paper Manufacturing

Simulations run at NERSC as part of a unique collaboration between Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and an industry consortium could help U.S. paper manufacturers significantly reduce production costs and increase energy efficiencies. » Read More

Catching Extreme Waves

Using decades of global climate data generated at a spatial resolution of about 25 kilometers squared, researchers were able to capture the formation of tropical cyclones, also referred to as hurricanes and typhoons, and the extreme waves that they generate. » Read More

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Now Computing

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

Project Machine Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Wall-Resolved Large Eddy Simulations of Transonic Shock-Induced Flow Separation
 PI: Mujeeb Malik, NASA Langley Research Center
Cori KNL 2,646
Domain Wall Fermions and Highly Improved Staggered Quarks for Lattice QCD
 PI: Norman H. Christ, Columbia University
Cori KNL 1,700
NESAP: Extending the capabilities of Quantum Espresso for Cori
 PI: Paul R. Kent, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Cori KNL 1,536
Central Engine Models for Core-Collapse Supernovae and Long Gamma-Ray Bursts
 PI: Christian D. Ott, California Institute of Technology
Edison 200
Effects of magnetic field on compact object mergers and nucleosynthesis
 PI: Alexander Tchekhovskoy, University of California Berkeley
Edison 171
Effects of magnetic field on compact object mergers and nucleosynthesis
 PI: Alexander Tchekhovskoy, University of California Berkeley
Edison 171

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NERSC, PDSF, and the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

NERSC's Richard Gerber blogs on the role of NERSC, PDSF, and HPSS in the discovery of neutrino oscillations that was honored by the 2015 Nobel Prize.