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Unveiled: Earth’s Viral Diversity

Researchers at DOE's Joint Genome Institute use NERSC resources to identify 125,000 new viral sequences in environmental datasets. » Read More

DOE Invests $16M in Computer Design of Materials

The new projects will leverage NERSC HPCs to develop software for designing new materials for electronics, renewable energy and more. » Read More

Cost-Effective Fuel Cells

Researchers using NERSC demonstrated how polymer electrolyte fuel cells—long favored for transportation applications—can be made to run more efficiently and produced more cost-effectively by reducing the amount of a single key ingredient: platinum. » Read More

Cryo-EM's Renaissance

Two recent papers in Nature are representative of the renaissance currently taking place in cryo-electron microscopy—fueled by the rise of cutting-edge electron detector cameras, sophisticated image processing software and access to supercomputing resources. » 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
Development and Validation of Plasma Turbulence Models
 PI: Chris Holland, University of California San Diego
Edison 22,080
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Edison 18,432
Structure and Reactions of Hadrons and Nuclei; Non-perturbative Solutions of Strongly Interacting Particles and Fields
 PI: James P. Vary, Iowa State University
Edison 18,336
Calibrated and Systematic Characterization Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Travis A. O'Brien, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 3,616
High-resolution, integrated terrestrial and lower atmosphere simulation of the contiguous United States
 PI: Reed M. Maxwell, Colorado School of Mines
Cori 1,984

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NERSC, PDSF, and the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

NERSC's Richard Gerber blogs on the role of NERSC, PDSF, and HPSS in the discovery of neutrino oscillations that was honored by the 2015 Nobel Prize.