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Neuroscience Simulations Shed Light on Human Brain Recordings

Full-scale, biophysically accurate simulations run at NERSC used machine learning and observational data to show which neurons generate the recorded signals. » Read More

Simulations Run at NERSC Target ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Soils

MSU researchers use molecular dynamics to reveal new insights into PFAS behavior. » Read More

Shedding Light on Artificial Photosynthesis

Simulations run at NERSC could enhance the development of a new artificial photosynthesis component, a step toward viable renewable fuels. » Read More

Driving Progress in Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Vehicles

Researchers have demonstrated how computer simulations can help address a key challenge to powering electric vehicles with environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel cells. » Read More

X-Ray Crystallography Goes Tinier

A new method puts some of the tiniest crystals within reach of study, thanks to NERSC and Berkeley Lab scientists » Read More

Berkeley Lab Deploys Next-Gen Supercomputer, Perlmutter, Bolstering U.S. Scientific Research

NERSC formally unveiled the first phase of its next-generation supercomputer, Perlmutter, at a virtual event that included government officials, industry leaders, and Dr. Perlmutter himself. » Read More

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A small sample of jobs running on NERSC supercomputers right now.

Project System Nodes Core Hours Used
Partnership center for high-fidelity boundary plasma simulation: scidac-4 center
 Fusion Energy Sciences
 PI: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Cori 2,048
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research
 Basic Energy Sciences
 PI: Kristin A. Ceder-Persson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 1,024
Detector Simulation of the ATLAS Detector on NERSC HPCs
 High Energy Physics
 PI: Paolo Calafiura, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 200
Atom-2 scidac - advanced tokamak modeling environment
 Fusion Energy Sciences
 PI: David L. Green, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Cori 144
Turbulence, Transport and Magnetic Reconnection in High Temperature Plasma
 Fusion Energy Sciences
 PI: William Dorland, University of Maryland
Cori 128
High-Latitude Application and Testing (HiLAT) of Global and REgional Climate Models
 Biological & Environmental Research
 PI: Philip J. Rasch, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 118

Why is NERSC9 Called Perlmutter?

Saul Perlmutter

Saul Perlmutter—a professor of physics at UC Berkeley and a faculty senior scientist at Berkeley Lab—was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1998 discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. He confirmed his observations by running thousands of simulations at NERSC, and his research team is believed to have been the first to use supercomputers to analyze and validate observational data in cosmology. NERSC's next flagship system, due in 2021, has been named “Perlmutter” in his honor.