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A Better "Weather Time Machine"

With the help of NERSC resources, NOAA scientists have released an extended version of the 20th Century Reanalysis Project capable of estimating any day's weather back to 1806. » Read More

Hydrogen a Culprit in Capacity Loss of Sodium-Ion Batteries

Simulations aid in the quest to extend the life of a less-costly alternative to lithium-based batteries. » Read More

Protons Under Pressure

NERSC’s Cori System Helps Reveal Integral Role of Gluons in Proton Pressure Distribution » Read More

Cleaning Cosmic Data to Reveal Gravitational Lensing

Working at NERSC, Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a statistical method to reveal the long-sought-after effects of gravitational lensing on the Cosmic Microwave Background. » Read More

Superfacility Framework Advances Photosynthesis Research

Thanks to an integrated superfacility framework established between LCLS, ESnet, and NERSC, our understanding of a three-billion-year-old biological system key to photosynthesis is now moving more quickly. » Read More

Training a Neural Network to Study Dark Matter

A Berkeley Lab-led research group is using a deep learning method known as generative adversarial networks to enhance the use of gravitational lensing in the study of dark matter. » Read More

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Project Machine Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Energy Exascale Earth System Modeling (E3SM)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, PNNL
Cori KNL 1,536
Higher order cumulants of net­charge fluctuations
 PI: Frithjof Karsch, Brookhaven Lab
Cori KNL 1,339
Higher order cumulants of net­charge fluctuations
 PI: Frithjof Karsch, Brookhaven Lab
Cori KNL 1,318
First principles simulations of nanostructures
 PI: Giulia Galli, U. Chicago
Cori 512
First principles simulations of nanostructures
 PI: Giulia Galli, U. Chicago
Cori 512

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'Bubbles' the Cray-2

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