NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

Perlmutter Results Show Progress in Quantum Information Science

The [email protected] program uses the Perlmutter supercomputer at NERSC to advance quantum information science (QIS). » Read More

Computing for Better Battery Electrolytes

Using computing resources at NERSC, researchers from the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research have identified new, more efficient ways to find improved electrolytes for batteries. » Read More

New Math Methods and Perlmutter HPC Combine to Deliver Record-Breaking ML Algorithm

Using the Perlmutter system at NERSC, researchers have developed and demonstrated a new method for analyzing extremely large datasets. » Read More

Shining a Light on Electron's Role in Energy Transfer Among 2D Materials

The surprising results of a study facilitated by NERSC's supercomputing prowess could pave the way for a new generation of transistors. » Read More

Berkeley Lab is Leading the Charge to Superfacility

The aim is no less than an integrated and automated system for gathering, transporting, and analyzing scientific data in real time. » Read More

WarpX Goes Exascale

The ECP-funded WarpX Project has spent the last six years creating a novel, highly parallel, and highly optimized single-source simulation code for modeling plasma-based particle colliders on cutting-edge exascale supercomputers. » Read More

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

Computing at NERSC

Did You Know That NERSC is Turning 50 Next Year?

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center got its start with a cast-off computer and a couple of modems in 1974. Today its supercomputing systems fuel the science of thousands of researchers working on hundreds of projects across every scientific discipline. Check out our interactive timeline for more things you may not know about NERSC.

A Cameo in the Movie 'Tron'

Keyboard with 'TRON' Key

A Cray-1 supercomputer at the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center (now known as NERSC) was featured in Disney’s 1982 movie “Tron.”


Visit our interactive timeline to learn more about NERSC history.