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Deciphering the Cosmos with HPC Simulations

Using supercomputers at NERSC, scientists in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument collaboration are creating simulated universes to better understand real-world observations. » Read More

Heavy Metal: How First Supernovae Altered Early Star Formation

An international team of astrophysicists and cosmologists ran simulations at NERSC to examine how the first supernovae influenced star formation and the evolution of the universe. » Read More

Predicting a New Material for High-Power, High-Efficiency LEDs

Using predictive atomistic calculations and high-performance supercomputers at NERSC, University of Michigan researchers found that incorporating the element boron into the widely used InGaN (indium-gallium nitride) material can keep electrons from becoming too crowded in LEDs, making the material more efficient at producing light. » Read More

The Mystery of the Star That Wouldn’t Die

Supercomputers at NERSC helped an international team of scientists decipher one of the most bizarre spectacles ever seen in the night sky: A supernova that refused to stop shining, remaining bright far longer than an ordinary stellar explosion. » Read More

Decoding the Universe’s Heavy Elements in the Light from a Neutron Star Merger

Scientists have obtained the first measurement of the merger of two neutron stars and its explosive aftermath. Computer simulations at NERSC were critical for understanding the event, which could provide valuable insights into the origin of universe’s heavy elements. » 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
Synthetic Spectra of Astrophysical Objects
 PI: Edward Baron, University of Oklahoma
Cori 4,128
Wall-Resolved Large Eddy Simulations of Transonic Shock-Induced Flow Separation
 PI: Mujeeb R. Malik, NASA Langley Research Center
Edison 1,764
energy exascale earth system modeling (e3sm)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Edison 265
Toward Crystal Engineering from First Principles
 PI: Noa Marom, Carnegie Mellon University
Cori 256
EFRC: Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems
 PI: Ruqian Wu, University of California Irvine
Cori 130
multi-scale simulations of nanoscale energy conversion
 PI: Jeffrey C. Grossman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cori 128
Gyrokinetic turbulence and transport: From basic understanding to truly predictive capability
 PI: Frank Jenko, University of Texas at Austin
Edison 128

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