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Edison Goes Dark

On Monday, May 13, NERSC and loyal users say good-bye to Edison. Over its five-year tenure, the Cray supercomputer enabled many scientific discoveries. » Read More

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

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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
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
Computing the Sky at Extreme Scales
 PI: Salman Habib, Argonne National Laboratory
Cori 256
Detector Simulation of the ATLAS Detector on NERSC HPCs
 PI: Paolo Calafiura, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 250

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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.