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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

New Algorithm Enables Faster Simulations of Ultrafast Processes

An enhancement to the real-time time-dependent density function theory code opens the door for real-time simulations in atomic-level materials research. » Read More

Raindrops Physics May Affect Climate Model Accuracy

Using NERSC supercomputers, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that factors as small as how sizes of raindrops were represented in a computer model made a big difference in the accuracy of results. » Read More

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

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
First lattice QCD calculation of I=2 two-nucleon parity violating amplitude
 PI: Andre Walker-Loud, College of William & Mary
Edison 98,304
Gyrokinetic Simulations of the Effect of Electron Heating on Particle and Electron Thermal Energy Transport in Magnetic Fusion Plasmas
 PI: Darin Ernst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hopper 21,504
Gyrokinetic Simulations of the Effect of Electron Heating on Particle and Electron Thermal Energy Transport in Magnetic Fusion Plasmas
 PI: Darin Ernst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hopper 9,216
High Performance Visualization, Analytics, and I/O
 PI: Edward (Wes) W. Bethel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 4,800
Application of Kinetic Closures in NIMROD for Fusion Plasma Simulations
 PI: Eric Held, Utah State University
Edison 2,880
Computational Characterization of Porous Materials
 PI: Berend Smit, University of California Berkeley
Carver 512

 

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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.