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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

Limit Global Warming to 1.5 C and Halve the Contribution of Land Ice to Sea Rise

A new study predicts that sea-level rise could be halved this century (from today to 2100) if we meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. » Read More

Urbanization + Pollution = More Storm Activity Around Cities

Simulations run at NERSC have revealed that urban land use and anthropogenic aerosols work together to increase storm development, strength, and precipitation intensity around cities. » Read More

Stars Align for Scientists Modeling Supernovae

For more than 60 years, physicists have been studying the question of how supernova explosions occur. Thanks to the increasing power of supercomputing resources such as those at NERSC, they’re moving ever closer to an answer. » Read More

Measurements of Pulsar Accelerations Reveal Milky Way’s Dark Side

Researchers using NERSC supercomputers have obtained the first direct measurement of the average stellar acceleration taking place within our home galaxy, the Milky Way. » Read More

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NERSC Supports COVID-19 Research

Model of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus
NERSC is participating in the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium. This unique private-public effort brings together federal government, industry, and academic leaders to volunteer free compute time and resources on their world-class machines. NERSC has initially set aside up to 1.25 million node hours on its Cori supercomputer in support of this effort. In addition, NERSC's HPC experts are available to assist research teams. Scientists are invited to submit COVID-19 related research proposals, from which an expert panel of top scientists and computing researchers will select projects based on public health benefits, with an emphasis on rapid results.

Learn more about projects using NERSC that are involved in COVID-19 related research.

Now Playing

A small sample of jobs running on NERSC supercomputers right now.

Project System Nodes Core Hours Used
Calibrated and Systematic Characterization Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 Biological & Environmental Research
 PI: Travis A. O'Brien, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 2,400
Climate Change Simulations with CESM: Moderate and High Resolution Studies
 Biological & Environmental Research
 PI: Gerald Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Cori 945
Ocean and Sea Ice Interactions around Greenland and the West Antarctic Peninsula in Forced Fine- Resolution Global Simulations
 Biological & Environmental Research
 PI: Julie L. Mcclean, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Cori 176
Non-thermal Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Magnetic Reconnection
 Nuclear Physics
 PI: Fan Guo, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Cori 128
Water Cycle and Climate Extremes Modeling (WACCEM)
 Biological & Environmental Research
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 100
High-Latitude Application and Testing (HiLAT) of Global and REgional Climate Models
 Biological & Environmental Research
 PI: Philip J. Rasch, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 85

Did You Know?

NERSC supercomputers are being used to help design super quantum computers of the future.