NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

Shining a Light on Electron's Role in Energy Transfer Among 2D Materials

The surprising results of a study facilitated by NERSC's supercomputing prowess could pave the way for a new generation of transistors. » Read More

Berkeley Lab is Leading the Charge to Superfacility

The aim is no less than an integrated and automated system for gathering, transporting, and analyzing scientific data in real time. » Read More

WarpX Goes Exascale

The ECP-funded WarpX Project has spent the last six years creating a novel, highly parallel, and highly optimized single-source simulation code for modeling plasma-based particle colliders on cutting-edge exascale supercomputers. » Read More

EQSIM's Sophisticated Earthquake Simulations

A collaboration involving scientists and computing resources from Berkeley Lab will publicly release its most accurate earthquake simulations to date. » Read More

Machine Learning Helps Process Large Bioimaging Datasets

Berkeley Lab scientists used several machine learning techniques in a pipeline to segment and identify cryo-ET cell membrane structures. » Read More

Perlmutter Results Show Progress in Quantum Information Science

The [email protected] program uses the Perlmutter supercomputer at NERSC to advance quantum information science (QIS). » Read More

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

Computing at NERSC

Now Computing

A small sample of jobs running on NERSC supercomputers right now.

Project System Nodes Core Hours Used
Lattice QCD Monte Carlo Calculation of Hadronic Structure and Spectroscopy
 Nuclear Physics
 PI: Keh-Fei Liu, University of Kentucky
Cori 1,200
First-Principles Catalyst Design for Environmentally Benign Energy Production
 Basic Energy Sciences
 PI: Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cori 151
Enabling HEP Frontier Science through HEPCloud
 High Energy Physics
 PI: Dirk Hufnagel, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Cori 100
High Precision Calculations of the Nucleon Structure for Fundamental Symmetries
 Nuclear Physics
 PI: Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Cori 91

Did You Know About Our Cameo in "Tron?"

Keyboard with 'TRON' Key

A Cray-1 supercomputer at the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center (now known as NERSC) was featured in Disney’s 1982 movie “Tron.”


Visit our interactive timeline to learn more about NERSC history.