NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

Lilliputian LEDs

Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes and help solve the most daunting problem facing white LED lighting today: the green gap. » Read More

Climate Change Reduces Chance of Flooding in Okavango Delta

Researchers at the University of Cape Town, Berkeley Lab and the United Nations Development Programme have analyzed how human-induced climate change has affected recent flooding in an ecologically and geographically unique river basin in southern Africa—the Okavango River. » Read More

Petascale Post-Doc Project a Supercomputing Success Story

The first post-doctoral research project centered at NERSC is being credited with helping its participants advance their careers and boosting the state-of-the-art in high performance scientific computing software applications. » Read More

NERSC Science Gateways Pave Way for 'Team Science'

For nearly a decade, computational scientists at NERSC have been working with researchers around the globe to develop online tools that are changing the way they compute and collaborate. » Read More

Stroll Down Memory Lane

NERSC@40: Step back in time with photos, stories and newsletters that date as far back as NERSC's founding in 1974. Bellbottoms and sideburns optional. » 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
The Sustained Performance, Energy and Resilience Institute (SUPER)
 PI: Leonid Oliker, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 41,472
Theory of nanostructured materials
 PI: Jeffrey Neaton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 23,520
Direct Numerical Simulations of Clean and Efficient Combustion with Alternative Fuels
 PI: Jacqueline Chen, Sandia National Laboratories - California
Edison 16,392
Center for Simulation of Wave-Plasma Interactions: SciDAC Project
 PI: Paul T. Bonoli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edison 9,216
Development and Validation of Plasma Turbulence Models
 PI: Chris Holland, University of California San Diego
Hopper 7,680
Understanding of the dynamics and energetics of molecular processes in cell signaling
 PI: Harel Weinstein, Cornell University
Carver 256


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In 1985, NERSC was the first to install the Cray-2, then the fastest computer in the world.
Today, an iPad has more processing power.