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Machine Learning Fuels Understanding of Materials Science

Researchers from Argonne utilized resources at NERSC to solve tough search problems and explore important questions about materials science. » 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

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

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
Climate Change Simulations with CESM: Moderate and High Resolution Studies
 Biological & Environmental Research
 PI: Gerald Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Cori 1,618
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 High Energy Physics
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Cori 1,224
Detector Simulation of the ATLAS Detector on NERSC HPCs
 High Energy Physics
 PI: Paolo Calafiura, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 200
Enabling HEP Frontier Science through HEPCloud
 High Energy Physics
 PI: Dirk Hufnagel, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Cori 100
Fundamental understanding of injection and auto-ignition processes in high-pressure diesel engines
 Basic Energy Sciences
 PI: Matthias Ihme, Stanford University
Cori 96
Compressibility Effects on Instabilities and Turbulence in HEDP Flows
 Fusion Energy Sciences
 PI: Hussein Aluie, University of Rochester
Cori 64

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.