NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974


A new underground neutrino experiment could provide greater clarity on matter-antimatter imbalance in the Cosmos. And NERSC will be the principal site for data processing and analyses throughout the course of the experiment. » Read More

A Reference Catalog for the Rumen Microbiome

Using supercomputers at NERSC, an international research team has created a reference catalog for the rumen mmicrobiome. Rumen microbes play a vital role in allowing ruminant (cud-chewing) livestock to break down food, and produce milk, meat and wool, which help support the livelihoods and food security of over a billion people worldwide. » Read More

Metagenomic Clustering Powered by Supercomputers

Berkeley Lab and JGI researchers took one of the most popular clustering approaches in modern biology—Markov Clustering algorithm—and modified it to run efficiently and at scale on supercomputers at NERSC. » Read More

Searching for Strongly Lensed Supernovae

Using NERSC supercomputers, astrophysicists at Berkeley Lab and the University of Portsmouth discovered how to control the effects of "micolensing." Armed with this knowledge they believe they will be able to find 1000 strongly lensed Type Ia supernovae in real-time from LSST data--that's 20 times more than previous expectations. » Read More

Delivering Efficient Parallel I/O with HDF5 for Exascale Computing Systems

In this podcast, Berkeley Lab's Suren Byna and NERSC's Quincey Koziol talk about delivering efficient parallel I/O with HDF5 on exascale computing systems. » 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 Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Wall-Resolved Large Eddy Simulations of Transonic Shock-Induced Flow Separation
 PI: Mujeeb R. Malik, NASA Langley Research Center
Edison 613
Investigating climate-biogeochemistry feedbacks with the Department of Energy's next- generation high-resolution Earth system model
 PI: Peter Thornton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Edison 285
Understanding the Role of Ice shelf-Ocean Interactions in a Changing Global Climate
 PI: Mark R. Petersen, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edison 256
energy exascale earth system modeling (e3sm)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 162
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Cori 128
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Cori 128
Computation of Electronic Properties of Materials from First Principles
 PI: Steven Louie, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 100

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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.