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SPOT Suite Transforms Beamline Science

Most light sources have been operating on a manual grab-and-go data management model, but a recent data deluge is quickly making this practice implausible. So Berkeley Lab scientists teamed up to create SPOT Suite. » 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

Hot Plasma Partial to Bootstrap Current

Calculations run at NERSC shed light on a plasma behavior known as the self-generated current, which could help reduce fusion reactor costs. » Read More

'Thirsty' Metals Could Increase Battery Lifetimes

Using supercomputing resources at NERSC, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated how to stabilize aluminum, calcium and magnesium ions, which they say could double or triple the amount of charge that can be stored in a battery. » 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
Hadron-Hadron Interactions with Lattice QCD
 PI: Martin J. Savage, University of Washington
Hopper 16,896
Cosmic Microwave Background Data Analysis For The Planck Satellite Mission
 PI: Julian D. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 12,024
Hadron-Hadron Interactions with Lattice QCD
 PI: Martin J. Savage, University of Washington
Edison 9,216
Hadron-Hadron Interactions with Lattice QCD
 PI: Martin J. Savage, University of Washington
Edison 9,216
Imaging of Seismic Wavefields in Complex Hetrogeneous Media at Unprecedented Details and Scales
 PI: Gregory A. Newman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 6,408
Computational Resources for the Nanomaterials Theory Institute at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
 PI: Paul R. Kent, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Carver 192

 

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Did You Know?

Since 2011, NERSC’s Hopper, named in honor of computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, has had a "lucky cat" figurine stashed inside one cabinet.