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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

Supercomputers Fuel Global High-Resolution Climate Models

Not long ago, it would have taken several years to run a high-resolution simulation on a global climate model. But using supercomputing resources at NERSC, Berkeley Lab climate scientist Michael Wehner was able to complete a run in just three months. » Read More

How Atomic Vibrations Transform Vanadium Dioxide

A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory used NERSC supercomputers to confirm an important advancement in understanding a classic transition-metal oxide, vanadium dioxide, by quantifying the thermodynamic forces driving the transformation. » Read More

Supercomputer Helps Model 3D Map of Adolescent Universe

Berkeley Lab researchers were part of a team that recently demonstrated a novel technique for high-resolution universe maps that mimics medical CT scans. » 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
Study of laser-plasma interactions relevant to direct-drive ICF implosions
 PI: Chuang Ren, University of Rochester
Hopper 30,000
Imaging of Seismic Wavefields in Complex Hetrogeneous Media at Unprecedented Details and Scales
 PI: Gregory A. Newman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 24,576
Modeling of turbulent and neoclassical transport in HSX
 PI: Konstantin Likin, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Edison 18,432
Hadron-Hadron Interactions with Lattice QCD
 PI: Martin J. Savage, University of Washington
Edison 16,896
Uncertainty Quantification in Coal Gasifier Simulations For Clean Energy Technology Development and Production
 PI: Aytekin Gel, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) - Morgantown,WV
Edison 10,800
Accurate theoretical predictions for systems of superheavy elements (SHE) using Dirac-Fock(Breit-Gaunt)Relativistic Coupled-Cluster methodology
 PI: Walter Loveland, Oregon State University
Carver 256


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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.