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Machine Learning Speeds Predictive Modeling of Nanomaterials

Researchers are employing machine learning algorithms to accurately predict the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of nanomaterials, reducing the time it takes to yield such predictions from years to months—in some cases even weeks. » Read More

Catching Extreme Waves

Using decades of global climate data generated at a spatial resolution of about 25 kilometers squared, researchers were able to capture the formation of tropical cyclones, also referred to as hurricanes and typhoons, and the extreme waves that they generate. » Read More

Machine Learning Method Could Accelerate Development of Metallic Materials for Aerospace

Using NERSC supercomputers, Berkeley Lab researchers built and trained machine learning algorithms to predict defect behavior in certain intermetallic compounds with high accuracy. » Read More

Simulations Reveal the Invisible Chaos of Superluminous Supernovae

Astrophysicists are running 2D simulations at NERSC to better understand the physical conditions that create rare superluminious supernovae. » Read More

Cori No. 5 of TOP500

NERSC's flagship Cori is the world's 5th fastest supercomputer, according to the new TOP500 list released at the Supercomputing 2016 conference. » Read More

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A small sample of massively parallel scientific computing jobs running right now at NERSC.

Project Machine Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Center for Computational Study of Excited-State Phenomena in Energy Materials (C2SEPEM)
 PI: Jack Deslippe, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 1,680
NESAP: Extending the capabilities of Quantum Espresso for Cori
 PI: Paul R. Kent, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Cori KNL 1,280
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Cori KNL 1,024
Partitioned Global Address Space Languages
 PI: Katherine A. Yelick, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori KNL 512
Accelerated Climate for Energy
 PI: William D. Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 375
Design of nonlinear optical materials with enhanced two-photon absorbing properties
 PI: Artem Masunov, University of Central Florida
Edison 300

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Did You Know?

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.