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Berkeley Lab Study Confirms Amassing CO₂ Heats Earth’s Surface

Analysis of a decade of atmospheric data helps scientists detect an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface. The culprit? Fossil fuel emissions. » Read More

New Algorithm Enables Faster Simulations of Ultrafast Processes

An enhancement to the real-time time-dependent density function theory code opens the door for real-time simulations in atomic-level materials research. » Read More

Raindrops Physics May Affect Climate Model Accuracy

Using NERSC supercomputers, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that factors as small as how sizes of raindrops were represented in a computer model made a big difference in the accuracy of results. » Read More

Pinpointing the Magnetic Moments of Nuclear Matter

Using NERSC's Edison supercomputer, a team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles. » Read More

A Standard for Neuroscience Data

Berkeley Lab and NERSC researchers are developing tools to standardize data formats and storage for the neuroscience research community. They are also working on a portal to make sharing neuroscience data easier. » 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 CPU Cores CPU Core Hours Used
Climate Change Simulations with CESM: Moderate and High Resolution Studies
 PI: Gerald Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Edison 18,144
Lattice QCD Study of the Structure of Light Nuclei
 PI: Martin J. Savage, University of Washington
Hopper 16,896
Validation Studies of Gyrokinetic Simulations to Understand the Coupling of Ion and Electron Scale Turbulence in Tokamak Plasmas
 PI: Chris Holland, University of California San Diego
Edison 16,416
Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) Benchmarking
 PI: John G. Michalakes, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Edison 12,000
Computational studies in plasma physics and fusion energy
 PI: Abhay K. Ram, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hopper 6,144
Rational catalyst design for energy production
 PI: Andreas Heyden, University of South Carolina
Carver 160

 

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Did You Know?

In May 2012, NERSC’s Franklin system, a Cray XT4, retired after 5 years of service. In 2007 Franklin was ranked 9th on the TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.