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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

Raindrops Physics May Affect Climate Model Accuracy

Using NERSC supercomputers, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that factors as small as how sizes of raindrops were represented in a computer model made a big difference in the accuracy of results. » Read More

Pinpointing the Magnetic Moments of Nuclear Matter

Using NERSC's Edison supercomputer, a team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles. » Read More

A Standard for Neuroscience Data

Berkeley Lab and NERSC researchers are developing tools to standardize data formats and storage for the neuroscience research community. They are also working on a portal to make sharing neuroscience data easier. » 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
Study of laser-plasma interactions relevant to direct-drive ICF implosions
 PI: Chuang Ren, University of Rochester
Edison 20,016
Study of laser-plasma interactions relevant to direct-drive ICF implosions
 PI: Chuang Ren, University of Rochester
Edison 20,016
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Edison 9,216
Computational studies in plasma physics and fusion energy
 PI: Abhay K. Ram, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hopper 6,144
SciDAC-3: Computation-Driven Discovery for the Dark Universe
 PI: Salman Habib, Argonne National Laboratory
Hopper 3,072
Understanding of the dynamics and energetics of molecular processes in cell signaling
 PI: Harel Weinstein, Cornell University
Carver 128

 

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Since 2011, NERSC’s Hopper, named in honor of computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, has had a "lucky cat" figurine stashed inside one cabinet.