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Decoding the Universe’s Heavy Elements in the Light from a Neutron Star Merger

Scientists have obtained the first measurement of the merger of two neutron stars and its explosive aftermath. Computer simulations at NERSC were critical for understanding the event, which could provide valuable insights into the origin of universe’s heavy elements. » Read More

Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale

Researchers are using NERSC's Cori to build the first-ever end-to-end simulation code to precisely capture the geology and physics of regional earthquakes, and how the shaking impacts buildings. » Read More

Multiscale simulations pinpoint what's behind unruly tokamak plasma behavior

New simulations run on Edison are making it easier to more accurately predict plasma behavior in a tokamak reactor. Turns out electron energy transport is key. » Read More

A TOAST for Next Generation CMB Experiments

Berkeley Lab researchers recently achieved a critical milestone in preparation for upcoming CMB experiments: scaling their data simulation and reduction framework TOAST to run on all 658,784 Knights Landing processors on NERSC’s Cori. » Read More

NERSC Helps Berkeley Lab Scientists Map Key DNA Protein Complex

Using cryo-electron microscopy and supercomputing resources at NERSC, Berkeley Lab scientists have obtained 3-D models of a human transcription factor at near-atomic resolutions. » 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
Accelerated Climate for Energy
 PI: William D. Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori KNL 1,350
Center for Edge Physics Simulation: SciDAC-3 Center
 PI: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Cori KNL 1,024
Partitioned Global Address Space Languages
 PI: Katherine A. Yelick, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 1,024
Direct Numerical Simulations of Clean and Efficient Combustion with Alternative Fuels
 PI: Jacqueline Chen, Sandia National Laboratories - California
Cori KNL 894
Gyrokinetic turbulence and transport: From basic understanding to truly predictive capability
 PI: Frank Jenko, University of California Los Angeles
Edison 320
SciDAC GSEP: Gyrokinetic Simulation of Energetic Particle Turbulence and Transport
 PI: Zhihong Lin, University of California Irvine
Edison 256

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Did You Know?

George Smoot, professor of physics at UC Berkeley & an astrophysicist at Berkeley Lab, won the 2006 Nobel Prize for physics for his cosmic microwave background radiation data analysis. He used NERSC supercomputers to confirm predictions of the Big Bang theory.