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Brain Initiatives Generate Tsunami of Neuroscience Data

Around the world 'Brain Initiatives' are generating a tsunami of neuroscience data. But without a coherent strategy to analyze, manage and understand the data, advancements in the field will be limited. That's why an international team of interdisciplinary researchers, including NERSC staff, are offering a plan to manage it. » Read More

Cori No. 5 of TOP500

NERSC's flagship Cori is the world's 5th fastest supercomputer, according to the new TOP500 list released at the Supercomputing 2016 conference. » Read More

Toward Multiscale Modeling of Photovoltaics at Nanoscale

Advances in ultrafast spectroscopy and HPC are revolutionizing our ability to study the physical processes that occur in solar cells at short length and time scales. » Read More

The Incredible Shrinking Particle Accelerator

Particle accelerators are on the verge of transformational breakthroughs—and advances in computing power and techniques are a big part of the reason. » Read More

Berkeley Lab Partners on 5 New HPC4Mfg Projects

DOE’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program has announced $3.8 million in funding for 13 new industry projects in the second round of the HPC4Mfg program, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been selected to partner with five of the new projects. » Read More

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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
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Edison 24,576
Intel Exascale R&D Pathfinding Architecture Studies (FFWD-2 and XStack)
 PI: Joshua Fryman, Intel Inc.
Edison 24,576
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Edison 18,432
Predicting Ice Sheet and Climate Evolution at Extreme Scales
 PI: Esmond G. Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 16,800
Calibrated and Systematic Characterization Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Travis A. O'Brien, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 4,096

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Did You Know?

A Cray-1 supercomputer at the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center (now known as NERSC) was featured in Disney’s 1982 movie “Tron.”