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HPSS: Celebrating 30 Years of Long-Term Storage for Science

Since its introduction in 1992, HPSS has had a significant impact on scientific research and is currently in use at some 40 sites around the world, serving more than 4 exabytes of production archival storage data. » Read More

Neuroscience Simulations Shed Light on Human Brain Recordings

Full-scale, biophysically accurate simulations run at NERSC used machine learning and observational data to show which neurons generate the recorded signals. » Read More

Simulations Run at NERSC Target ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Soils

MSU researchers use molecular dynamics to reveal new insights into PFAS behavior. » Read More

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

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

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

Computing at NERSC

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A small sample of jobs running on NERSC supercomputers right now.

Project System Nodes Core Hours Used
Lattice QCD Monte Carlo Calculation of Hadronic Structure and Spectroscopy
 Nuclear Physics
 PI: Keh-Fei Liu, University of Kentucky
Cori 1,024
The Materials Genome
 Basic Energy Sciences
 PI: Kristin A. Ceder-Persson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 1,024
Structure and Reactions of Hadrons and Nuclei; Non-perturbative Solutions of Strongly Interacting Particles and Fields
 Nuclear Physics
 PI: James P. Vary, Iowa State University
Cori 282
Detector Simulation of the ATLAS Detector on NERSC HPCs
 High Energy Physics
 PI: Paolo Calafiura, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 200
Climate Change Simulations with CESM: Moderate and High Resolution Studies
 Biological & Environmental Research
 PI: Gerald Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Cori 125
Water Cycle and Climate Extremes Modeling (WACCEM)
 Biological & Environmental Research
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 101

'Bubbles' the Cray-2

NERSC's Cray2 nicknamed 'Bubbles'
 
 
 
In 1985, NERSC was the first to install the Cray-2, then the fastest computer in the world. Today, just about any mobile phone has more processing power. The Cray-2 was nicknamed "Bubbles" for its unique liquid cooling system.