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Berkeley Lab Study Confirms Amassing CO₂ Heats Earth’s Surface

Analysis of a decade of atmospheric data helps scientists detect an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface. The culprit? Fossil fuel emissions. » Read More

New Algorithm Enables Faster Simulations of Ultrafast Processes

An enhancement to the real-time time-dependent density function theory code opens the door for real-time simulations in atomic-level materials research. » Read More

Raindrops Physics May Affect Climate Model Accuracy

Using NERSC supercomputers, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that factors as small as how sizes of raindrops were represented in a computer model made a big difference in the accuracy of results. » Read More

Pinpointing the Magnetic Moments of Nuclear Matter

Using NERSC's Edison supercomputer, a team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles. » Read More

A Standard for Neuroscience Data

Berkeley Lab and NERSC researchers are developing tools to standardize data formats and storage for the neuroscience research community. They are also working on a portal to make sharing neuroscience data easier. » 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
Advanced Simulation of Pore Scale Reactive Transport Processes Associated with Carbon Sequestration
 PI: David Trebotich, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 131,088
Microbial Genome and Metagenome Data Processing and Analysis
 PI: Nikos Kyrpides, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 49,152
Turbulent Transport and Multiscale Gyrokinetic Simulation
 PI: Wei-Li W. Lee, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Hopper 12,288
Accurate theoretical predictions for systems of superheavy elements (SHE) using Dirac-Fock(Breit- Gaunt)Relativistic Coupled-Cluster methodology
 PI: Walter Loveland, Oregon State University
Carver 512
Phase Stability in High-melting and Corrosion Resistant Borosilicides & Aluminides
 PI: Ridwan Sakidja, Missouri State University
Edison 144
Quantum dynamics of elementary reactions in the gas phase and on surfaces
 PI: Hua Guo, University of New Mexico
Edison 96


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Since 2011, NERSC’s Hopper, named in honor of computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, has had a "lucky cat" figurine stashed inside one cabinet.