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Catching Extreme Waves

Using decades of global climate data generated at a spatial resolution of about 25 kilometers squared, researchers were able to capture the formation of tropical cyclones, also referred to as hurricanes and typhoons, and the extreme waves that they generate. » Read More

Machine Learning Method Could Accelerate Development of Metallic Materials for Aerospace

Using NERSC supercomputers, Berkeley Lab researchers built and trained machine learning algorithms to predict defect behavior in certain intermetallic compounds with high accuracy. » Read More

Simulations Reveal the Invisible Chaos of Superluminous Supernovae

Astrophysicists are running 2D simulations at NERSC to better understand the physical conditions that create rare superluminious supernovae. » 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

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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 Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Lattice QCD Monte Carlo Calculation of Hadronic Structure and Spectroscopy
 PI: Keh-Fei Liu, University of Kentucky
Edison 860
Simulation and Analysis of Reacting Flows
 PI: John B. Bell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 800
Quantal Four Body Breakup Problem
 PI: Michael S. Pindzola, Auburn University
Edison 576

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HPC Transforms Cosmology

NERSC's Debbie Bard blogs about the role of HPC in advancing our understanding of the universe in Scientific Computing magazine.