NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

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

A Deeper Dive into Supernovae

An international research team recently made history by recording the earliest post-explosion detection of a Type Ia supernova, using cosmological models developed at Berkeley Lab and supercomputing resources at NERSC. » Read More

Fire and Ice: How Arctic Sea Ice Influences Western U.S. Wildfires

Simulations run at NERSC have helped to confirm a global climate ‘teleconnection’ between Arctic Ice and wildfires in the western United States. » Read More

Perlmutter-Powered Deep-Learning Model Speeds Extreme Weather Predictions

Researchers from Berkeley Lab, Caltech, and NVIDIA trained the Fourier Neural Operator deep-learning model to emulate atmospheric dynamics and provide high-fidelity extreme weather predictions across the globe a full five days in advance. » 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
High Precision Calculations of the Nucleon Structure for Fundamental Symmetries
 Nuclear Physics
 PI: Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Cori 1,024
Ocean and Sea Ice Interactions around Greenland and the West Antarctic Peninsula in Forced Fine- Resolution Global Simulations
 Biological & Environmental Research
 PI: Julie L. Mcclean, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Cori 176
Prisms: integrated multiscale modeling of mg structural alloys
 Basic Energy Sciences
 PI: Vikram Gavini, University of Michigan
Cori 160
Simulation and Analysis for the GlueX Detector
 Advanced Scientific Computing Research
 PI: Chip Watson, Jefferson Lab
Cori 135
First-Principles Catalyst Design for Environmentally Benign Energy Production
 Basic Energy Sciences
 PI: Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cori 129
Climate Change Simulations with CESM: Moderate and High Resolution Studies
 Biological & Environmental Research
 PI: Gerald Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Cori 125

'Bubbles' the Cray-2

NERSC's Cray2 nicknamed 'Bubbles'

In 1985, NERSC was the first to install the Cray-2, then the fastest computer in the world. Today, just about any mobile phone has more processing power. The Cray-2 was nicknamed "Bubbles" for its unique liquid cooling system.