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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

A Deeper Dive into Supernovae

An international research team recently made history by recording the earliest post-explosion detection of a Type Ia supernova, using cosmological models developed at Berkeley Lab and supercomputing resources at NERSC. » Read More

Fire and Ice: How Arctic Sea Ice Influences Western U.S. Wildfires

Simulations run at NERSC have helped to confirm a global climate ‘teleconnection’ between Arctic Ice and wildfires in the western United States. » Read More

Perlmutter-Powered Deep-Learning Model Speeds Extreme Weather Predictions

Researchers from Berkeley Lab, Caltech, and NVIDIA trained the Fourier Neural Operator deep-learning model to emulate atmospheric dynamics and provide high-fidelity extreme weather predictions across the globe a full five days in advance. » 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
STPM17-PGAS - Partitioned Global Address Space Languages
 PI: Scott B. Baden, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 1,930
High Precision Calculations of the Nucleon Structure for Fundamental Symmetries
 Nuclear Physics
 PI: Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Cori 1,024
Lattice QCD Monte Carlo Calculation of Hadronic Structure and Spectroscopy
 Nuclear Physics
 PI: Keh-Fei Liu, University of Kentucky
Cori 1,024
Prisms: integrated multiscale modeling of mg structural alloys
 Basic Energy Sciences
 PI: Vikram Gavini, University of Michigan
Cori 160
First-Principles Catalyst Design for Environmentally Benign Energy Production
 Basic Energy Sciences
 PI: Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cori 129
Enabling HEP Frontier Science through HEPCloud
 High Energy Physics
 PI: Dirk Hufnagel, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Cori 100

Why is NERSC9 Called Perlmutter?

Saul Perlmutter

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. NERSC's next flagship system, due in 2021, has been named “Perlmutter” in his honor.