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Data Archive Makes the Move to Berkeley

Some 43 years of archival data, 120 petabytes in all, are now being transferred from NERSC's old Oakland home to new tape libraries at Berkeley Lab. » Read More

When Neutron Stars Collide

The aftermath of the collision of two neutron stars has been fully captured in a 3D computer model for the first time. » Read More

DOE to Build Next-Generation Supercomputer at Berkeley Laboratory

New Pre-Exascale System Will Be Named ‘Perlmutter’ in Honor of Lab’s Nobel Prize-Winning Astrophysicist » Read More

Revealing Reclusive Recombination

What makes some solar cell materials so much more efficient than others? Researchers modeling hybrid perovskite eliminated one possible reason. » 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
Ab initio nuclear structure
 PI: Mark A. Caprio, University of Notre Dame
Cori 2,869
Gyrokinetic turbulence and transport: From basic understanding to truly predictive capability
 PI: Frank Jenko, University of Texas at Austin
Edison 768
energy exascale earth system modeling (e3sm)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 323
energy exascale earth system modeling (e3sm)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 323
energy exascale earth system modeling (e3sm)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Edison 285
energy exascale earth system modeling (e3sm)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Edison 285
A Hierarchical Evaluation Framework for Assessing Climate Simulations Relevant to the Energy- Water-Land Nexus
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 135

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'Bubbles' the Cray-2

In 1985, NERSC was the first to install the Cray-2, then the fastest computer in the world. Today, an iPad has more processing power. The Cray-2 was nicknamed "Bubbles" for its unique liquid cooling system.