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Edison Cray XC30

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Edison, A Cray XC30, is NERSC's newest petaflop system with a peak performance of more than 2 petaflops. Edison features the Cray Aires high-speed interconnect, fast Intel processors, large memory per core, and a multi-petabyte local scratch file system.

Supercomputer Helps Model 3D Map of Adolescent Universe

October 17, 2014 | Tags: Cosmology, Edison, High Energy Physics (HEP)

Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8 billion light years away, scientists have created one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of a slice of the adolescent universe—just 3 billion years after the Big Bang. Read More »

Supercomputers Fuel Global High-Resolution Climate Models

Not long ago, it would have taken several years to run a high-resolution simulation on a global climate model. But using supercomputing resources at NERSC, Berkeley Lab climate scientist Michael Wehner was able to complete a run in just three months. Read More »

Edison Electrifies Scientific Computing

January 31, 2014 | Tags: Edison

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center recently accepted “Edison,” a new flagship supercomputer designed for scientific productivity. Named in honor of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the Cray XC30 will be dedicated in a ceremony held at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on Feb. 5, and scientists are already reporting results. Read More »