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DOE to Build Next-Generation Supercomputer at Berkeley Laboratory

New Pre-Exascale System Will Be Named ‘Perlmutter’ in Honor of Lab’s Nobel Prize-Winning Astrophysicist » Read More

NERSC Recognized by NASA for Contributions to Planck Mission

NERSC staff was honored with a NASA Group Achievement Award for their HPC support of the Planck Space Mission, which pushed the limits of HPC and cosmology. » Read More

Cosmoflow

A Big Data Center collaboration between NERSC, Intel and Cray has yielded another first in the quest to apply deep learning to data-intensive science: CosmoFlow, the first large-scale science application to use the TensorFlow framework on a CPU-based HPC platform with synchronous training. » Read More

Pickled Power

Computer simulations reveal that an additive commonly used to extend the life of Li-On batteries works because of a chemical reaction similar to pickling. » Read More

Breaking the Exaop Barrier

Computational scientists from Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Ridge national laboratories and engineers from NVIDIA have, for the first time, demonstrated an exascale-class deep learning application that has broken the exaop barrier. » Read More

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Computing at NERSC

Now Computing

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

Project Machine Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Benchmarks for NWChem/SPEC libraries
 PI: Sotiris Xantheas, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 1,024
Nuclear Physics Calculations from Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics
 PI: Frank X. Lee, George Washington University
Edison 855
Physics of charm and bottom baryons in lattice QCD
 PI: William Detmold, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cori 496
Nuclear Physics Calculations from Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics
 PI: Frank X. Lee, George Washington University
Edison 418
partnership center for high-fidelity boundary plasma simulation: scidac-4 center
 PI: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Cori 384
Transforming Combustion Science & Technology with Exascale Simulations
 PI: Jacqueline Chen, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab - NERSC
Edison 384
Physics of charm and bottom baryons in lattice QCD
 PI: William Detmold, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cori 284

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Did You Know?

George Smoot, professor of physics at UC Berkeley & an astrophysicist at Berkeley Lab, won the 2006 Nobel Prize for physics for his cosmic microwave background radiation data analysis. He used NERSC supercomputers to confirm predictions of the Big Bang theory.