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NERSC, Cray Announce Phase 1 of Cori Supercomputer

Cray XC40 will be first supercomputer installed in new Computational Research and Theory facility. » Read More

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

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

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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
spin-orbit configuration interaction of heavy transition metal-oxo moieties
 PI: Jeffrey Tilson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hopper 24,000
Theory of nanostructured materials
 PI: Jeffrey Neaton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 8,208
Three dimensional magnetic reconnection
 PI: Cihan Akcay, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edison 7,776
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Edison 6,144
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Edison 6,144
Spin-lattice Coupling in Magnetic Phase Transition
 PI: Yi Wang, Pennsylvania State University
Carver 144

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'Bubbles' the Cray-2

In 1985, NERSC was the first to install the Cray-2, then the fastest computer in the world. Today, an iPad has more processing power. The Cray-2 was nicknamed "Bubbles" for its unique cooling system.