NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

An Unusual Death for Ancient Stars

Certain primordial stars—those between 55,000 and 56,000 solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind. » Read More

Supercomputer Helps Model 3D Map of Adolescent Universe

Berkeley Lab researchers part of team that recently demonstrated a novel technique for high-resolution universe maps that mimics medical CT scans. » Read More

Big Data = Big Storage Challenges

Since first opening its doors in 1974, NERSC has been an innovator in data storage and management. The same holds true today. » 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
Massive Monte Carlo Simulations For The Analysis Of Planck Satellite Data
 PI: Julian D. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 34,560
Massive Monte Carlo Simulations For The Analysis Of Planck Satellite Data
 PI: Julian D. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 32,400
Imaging of Seismic Wavefields in Complex Hetrogeneous Media at Unprecedented Details and Scales
 PI: Gregory A. Newman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 24,576
Particle-in-Cell Simulations of Laser Plasma Interactions Relevant to Inertial Fusion Energy
 PI: Frank S. Tsung, University of California Los Angeles
Hopper 16,416
Multiscale Methods for Accurate, Efficient, and Scale-Aware Models of the Earth System
 PI: William D. Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 12,288
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Protein Dynamics and Lignocellulosic Biomass
 PI: Jeremy C. Smith, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Carver 256

 

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Did You Know?

Saul Perlmutter—a professor of physics at UC Berkeley and a faculty senior scientist at Berkeley Lab—was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1998 discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. He confirmed his observations by running thousands of simulations at NERSC, and his research team is believed to have been the first to use supercomputers to analyze and validate observational data in cosmology.