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Cryo-EM's Renaissance

Two recent papers in Nature are representative of the renaissance currently taking place in cryo-electron microscopy—fueled by the rise of cutting-edge electron detector cameras, sophisticated image processing software and access to supercomputing resources. » Read More

Models Help Pinpoint Material for Better Nuclear Fuel Recycling

Researchers are investigating a new material that screens out and captures for reuse xenon and krypton gases that are released during nuclear fuel recycling. The material has the potential to save energy and make reprocessing cleaner and less expensive. » Read More

Liquids and Surfaces Moving in Synergy

Berkeley Lab researchers using NERSC resources have developed a new mathematical framework that allows researchers to capture fluid dynamics at unprecedented detail. The work could be used in a range of applications, like optimizing the shape of a propeller blade and the ejection of ink droplets in printers. » Read More

Could Aluminum Nitride Produce Quantum Bits?

The leading method for creating quantum bits, or qubits, currently involves exploiting the structural defects in diamonds. But using NERSC resources, researchers found that the same defect could be engineered in cheaper aluminum nitride. If confirmed, this could significantly reduce the cost of manufacturing quantum technologies. » 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
Accelerated Climate for Energy
 PI: William D. Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 14,400
An End-Station for Energy and Intensity Frontier Experiments and Calculations
 PI: Thomas Lecompte, Argonne National Laboratory
Edison 9,600
Accelerated Climate for Energy
 PI: William D. Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 9,000

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NERSC, PDSF, and the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

NERSC's Richard Gerber blogs on the role of NERSC, PDSF, and HPSS in the discovery of neutrino oscillations that was honored by the 2015 Nobel Prize.