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A TOAST for Next Generation CMB Experiments

Berkeley Lab researchers recently achieved a critical milestone in preparation for upcoming CMB experiments: scaling their data simulation and reduction framework TOAST to run on all 658,784 Knights Landing processors on NERSC’s Cori. » Read More

Multiscale simulations pinpoint what's behind unruly tokamak plasma behavior

New simulations run on Edison are making it easier to more accurately predict plasma behavior in a tokamak reactor. Turns out electron energy transport is key. » Read More

NERSC Helps Berkeley Lab Scientists Map Key DNA Protein Complex

Using cryo-electron microscopy and supercomputing resources at NERSC, Berkeley Lab scientists have obtained 3-D models of a human transcription factor at near-atomic resolutions. » Read More

JGI & NERSC Join Forces to Tackle Biology’s Big Data

Six proposals have been selected to participate in a new partnership between NERSC and DOE Joint Genome Institute, called the FICUS initiative. Researchers will leverage the expertise and capabilities available at the two facilities to explore the wealth of genomic and metagenomic data generated worldwide to accelerate discoveries. » Read More

“Hindcasting” 2013 Colorado Flood

Using NERSC supercomputers, Berkeley Lab researchers “hindcasted” the conditions that led to the Sept. 2013 flooding around Boulder, CO and found that climate change attributed to human activity made the storm much more severe than would otherwise have occurred. » 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
SciDAC GSEP: Gyrokinetic Simulation of Energetic Particle Turbulence and Transport
 PI: Zhihong Lin, University of California Irvine
Edison 512
Coupled Hydro-Geophysical Inversion of River Water Intrusion and Biogeochemical Transport Modeling at the Hanford 300 Area
 PI: Glenn Hammond, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Edison 500
Coupled Hydro-Geophysical Inversion of River Water Intrusion and Biogeochemical Transport Modeling at the Hanford 300 Area
 PI: Glenn Hammond, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Edison 250
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Cori KNL 128
Probing BSM physics using lattice QCD
 PI: Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Cori KNL 121
Probing BSM physics using lattice QCD
 PI: Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Cori KNL 121

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'Bubbles' the Cray-2

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. The Cray-2 was nicknamed "Bubbles" for its unique liquid cooling system.