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Supernova Hunting with Supercomputers

With help from NERSC supercomputers, astronomers confirm one of two competing theories about the birth of Type Ia supernovae. » Read More

Chombo-Crunch Sinks Its Teeth into Fluid Dynamics

Berkeley Lab researchers are breaking new ground in the modeling of complex flows in energy and oil and gas applications, thanks to a computational fluid dynamics and transport code dubbed “Chombo-Crunch.” » Read More

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

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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
Lattice QCD Monte Carlo Calculation of Hadronic Structure and Spectroscopy
 PI: Keh-Fei Liu, University of Kentucky
Edison 20,640
Large Scale 3D Geophsycial Inversion & Imaging
 PI: Gregory A. Newman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 16,944
3D Extended MHD simulation of fusion plasmas
 PI: Stephen C. Jardin, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Hopper 16,128
Three dimensional magnetic reconnection
 PI: Cihan Akcay, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edison 7,776
Calibrated and Systematic Characterization Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Travis A. O'Brien, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 7,680
Cosmic Microwave Background Data Analysis For The Planck Satellite Mission
 PI: Julian D. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Carver 512

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