NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

DOE to Build Next-Generation Supercomputer at Berkeley Laboratory

New Pre-Exascale System Will Be Named ‘Perlmutter’ in Honor of Lab’s Nobel Prize-Winning Astrophysicist » Read More

NERSC Recognized by NASA for Contributions to Planck Mission

NERSC staff was honored with a NASA Group Achievement Award for their HPC support of the Planck Space Mission, which pushed the limits of HPC and cosmology. » Read More

Cosmoflow

A Big Data Center collaboration between NERSC, Intel and Cray has yielded another first in the quest to apply deep learning to data-intensive science: CosmoFlow, the first large-scale science application to use the TensorFlow framework on a CPU-based HPC platform with synchronous training. » Read More

Pickled Power

Computer simulations reveal that an additive commonly used to extend the life of Li-On batteries works because of a chemical reaction similar to pickling. » Read More

Breaking the Exaop Barrier

Computational scientists from Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Ridge national laboratories and engineers from NVIDIA have, for the first time, demonstrated an exascale-class deep learning application that has broken the exaop barrier. » 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 Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Ab initio nuclear structure
 PI: Mark A. Caprio, University of Notre Dame
Cori 504
energy exascale earth system modeling (e3sm)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Edison 285
energy exascale earth system modeling (e3sm)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Edison 285
Investigating climate-biogeochemistry feedbacks with the Department of Energy's next- generation high-resolution Earth system model
 PI: Peter Thornton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Edison 275
Compressibility Effects on Instabilities and Turbulence in HEDP Flows
 PI: Hussein Aluie, University of Rochester
Cori 256
Electronic structure and spectroscopic properties of complex materials
 PI: Wai-Yim Ching, University of Missouri - Kansas City
Cori 240
Electronic structure and spectroscopic properties of complex materials
 PI: Wai-Yim Ching, University of Missouri - Kansas City
Cori 240

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Did You Know?

A Cray-1 supercomputer at the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center (now known as NERSC) was featured in Disney’s 1982 movie “Tron.”