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Computational Systems

NERSC provides large-scale, state-of-the-art computing systems for its users.

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NERSC-8 System: Cori

Preliminary description of NERSC's next supercomputer. Read More »

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Edison

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

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Hopper

Hopper, a Cray XE6, with 153,216 compute cores, 217 TB of memory and 2PB of disk is the largest system at NERSC. Read More »

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Carver

Carver, an IBM iDataPlex system, provides excellent CPU performance, good energy efficiency per flop, and a familiar environment for mid-range parallel applications. Carver's computational nodes contain 2240 Intel Nehalem quad-core processors, 160 Westmere 6-core processors, and 8 Nehalem-EX 8-core processors, for a total of 9,984 cores. Read More »

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PDSF

PDSF is a networked distributed computing cluster designed primarily to meet the detector simulation and data analysis requirements of physics, astrophysics and nuclear science collaborations. Read More »

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Genepool

The Genepool system is a cluster dedicated to the DOE Joint Genome Institue's computing needs. Read More »

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Testbeds

NERSC provides a variety of testbeds to explore emerging technologies in computation, storage, and networking. Read More »