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Supernova Hunting with Supercomputers

With help from NERSC supercomputers, astronomers confirm one of two competing theories about the birth of Type Ia supernovae. » Read More

Chombo-Crunch Sinks Its Teeth into Fluid Dynamics

Berkeley Lab researchers are breaking new ground in the modeling of complex flows in energy and oil and gas applications, thanks to a computational fluid dynamics and transport code dubbed “Chombo-Crunch.” » Read More

NERSC, Cray Announce Phase 1 of Cori Supercomputer

Cray XC40 will be first supercomputer installed in new Computational Research and Theory facility. » Read More

Electrolyte Genome Could Be Battery Game-Changer

The Materials Project hosted at NERSC is taking some of the guesswork out of discovering new battery materials with the Electrolyte Genome. » 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 CPU Cores CPU Core Hours Used
Resonance Properties in the Decay Signatures of Exotic Mesons from Quantum Chromodynamics
 PI: Robert G. Edwards, Jefferson Lab
Edison 65,544
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Edison 9,216
continuing studies of plasma based accelerators
 PI: Warren Mori, University of California Los Angeles
Hopper 8,208
continuing studies of plasma based accelerators
 PI: Warren Mori, University of California Los Angeles
Hopper 8,208
Center at LBNL for Integrative Modeling of the Earth System (CLIMES)
 PI: William D. Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 4,104
Gyrokinetic and Two-fluid Simulations of Fusion Plasmas
 PI: Barrett N. Rogers, Dartmouth College
Carver 512

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