NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

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

Data Archive Makes the Move to Berkeley

Some 43 years of archival data, 120 petabytes in all, are now being transferred from NERSC's old Oakland home to new tape libraries at Berkeley Lab. » Read More

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Project Machine Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Cori 1,040
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Cori 1,040
The Materials Genome
 PI: Kristin A. Ceder-Persson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 1,024
energy exascale earth system modeling (e3sm)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 1,024

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Did You Know?

Saul Perlmutter—a professor of physics at UC Berkeley and a faculty senior scientist at Berkeley Lab—was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1998 discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. He confirmed his observations by running thousands of simulations at NERSC, and his research team is believed to have been the first to use supercomputers to analyze and validate observational data in cosmology.