NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

Calming Plasma's Stormy Seas

Turbulence inside a fusion reactor can increase the rate of plasma heat loss, dramatically reducing energy output. Researchers are now pinpointing what causes this turbulence and how it might be controlled. » Read More

Clocking the Early Universe

By analyzing the light of distant quasars, two teams of scientists have found that 10.8 billion years ago, the Universe was expanding by one percent every 44 million years. » Read More

Lilliputian LEDs

Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes and help solve the most daunting problem facing white LED lighting today: the green gap. » Read More

Stroll Down Memory Lane

NERSC@40: Step back in time with photos, stories and newsletters that date as far back as NERSC's founding in 1974. Bellbottoms and sideburns optional. » Read More

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

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
Quasi-3D Model of an Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source
 PI: Jin-Soo Kim, FAR-TECH, Inc.
Hopper 7,680
CASCADE: CAibrated and Systematic Characterization, Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Michael F. Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 7,680
Chombo-Crunch: Advanced Simulation of Subsurface Flow and Reactive Transport Processes Associated with Carbon Sequestration
 PI: David Trebotich, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 6,144
Theory of nanostructured materials
 PI: Jeffrey Neaton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 4,104
Advanced Light Source
 PI: Michael Banda, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 4,104
First principles simulations of nanostructures
 PI: Giulia A. Galli, University of California Davis
Carver 512


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