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Electrolyte Genome Could Be Battery Game-Changer

The Materials Project hosted at NERSC is taking some of the guesswork out of discovering new battery materials with the Electrolyte Genome. » Read More

Big Neuron

Big Neuron will sponsor a series of hackathons to find a standard 3D neuron reconstruction algorithm. NERSC, ORNL and Human Brain Project supercomputing centers will provide resources to support this effort. » Read More

Organic Photovoltaics Experiments Showcase 'Superfacility' Concept

A collaborative effort linking the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Lab with supercomputing resources at NERSC and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility via ESnet is yielding exciting results that could transform the way researchers use these facilities and improve scientific productivity in the process. » Read More

Berkeley Lab Study Confirms Amassing CO₂ Heats Earth’s Surface

Analysis of a decade of atmospheric data helps scientists detect an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface. The culprit? Fossil fuel emissions. » Read More

New Algorithm Enables Faster Simulations of Ultrafast Processes

An enhancement to the real-time time-dependent density function theory code opens the door for real-time simulations in atomic-level materials research. » Read More

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A small sample of massively parallel scientific computing jobs running right now at NERSC.

Project Machine CPU Cores CPU Core Hours Used
Development and Validation of Plasma Turbulence Models
 PI: Chris Holland, University of California San Diego
Edison 24,576
Interfaces in Organic and Hybrid Photovoltaics
 PI: Noa Marom, Tulane University
Edison 23,040
Lattice QCD Study of the Structure of Light Nuclei
 PI: Martin J. Savage, University of Washington
Hopper 16,896
Interfaces in Organic and Hybrid Photovoltaics
 PI: Noa Marom, Tulane University
Edison 16,392
Novel density functional theory approaches to the statistical mechanics of aqueous systems
 PI: Christopher Mundy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Hopper 3,168
Computational Characterization of Porous Materials
 PI: Berend Smit, University of California Berkeley
Carver 512

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Did You Know?

George Smoot, professor of physics at UC Berkeley & an astrophysicist at Berkeley Lab, won the 2006 Nobel Prize for physics for his cosmic microwave background radiation data analysis. He used NERSC supercomputers to confirm predictions of the Big Bang theory.