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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
Non-linear physics of the interaction between a relativistic electron beam and magnetized plasma
 Fusion Energy Sciences
 PI: Vadim Roytershteyn, Space Science Institute
Cori 1,024
Detector Simulation of the ATLAS Detector on NERSC HPCs
 High Energy Physics
 PI: Paolo Calafiura, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 200
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
First-Principles Catalyst Design for Environmentally Benign Energy Production
 Basic Energy Sciences
 PI: Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cori 170
A new approach to the interacting phonon problem
 Basic Energy Sciences
 PI: Chris Marianetti, Columbia University
Cori 160
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 159

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.