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New Alloy Won't Crack at Extreme Temperatures

June 6, 2024

With the help of NERSC systems, researchers have uncovered a metal alloy that won’t crack at extreme temperatures due to kinking, or bending, of the crystals in the alloy at the atomic level. The alloy’s resilience to bending and fracture could open the door for next-generation engines that can operate at higher efficiencies. Read More »

DIII-D National Fusion Facility, NERSC, AMCR, and ESnet Collaboration Speeds Nuclear Fusion Research

May 29, 2024

High performance computing at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)'s high-speed data network, and DIII-D's rich diagnostic suite combine to enable near-real-time analysis of massive quantities of data during experiments, allowing tailoring of the experimental process — and accelerating the pace of experimental science. Read More »

Hunting for 'Cracks' in the Standard Model

May 2, 2024

With the help of computing power from NERSC, researchers from the Majorana Collaboration – which includes more than 50 researchers from more than 20 institutions in four countries – used detectors at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, South Dakota, to search for violations of quantum mechanics. Read More »

Perlmutter Supports CO2 Fixation for Carbon-Negative Building Materials

April 11, 2024

Locking greenhouse gases into building materials could store them safely for many years. Researchers using NERSC resources are advancing the science behind this idea. Read More »

Collaboration Fuels High-Speed, Data-Intensive Research to Understand How Nuclei Decay

March 19, 2024

A technical evaluation using data from a recent scientific-user experiment has demonstrated how ESnet enables FRIB scientists to send large amounts of data across the country, use NERSC's Perlmutter supercomputer to analyze it in near-real time, and return results, enabling quicker data-informed experimental choices. Read More »

AI-based Approach Speeds Diagnosis of I/O Performance Bottlenecks in HPC

March 18, 2024

Using NERSC systems, researchers from Berkeley Lab have developed a novel AI-based method for diagnosing input/output (I/O) performance bottlenecks in high performance computing (HPC) that automatically identifies these bottlenecks at the job level and offers potential solutions. Read More »

Simulating Plasma, NERSC Systems Enable Efficient Microchip Production

March 4, 2024

Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory used supercomputers at NERSC to develop new simulation codes that improve current methods of producing microchips using plasma. Read More »

Perlmutter Provides Peek into Interior of Ice Giant Planets

January 22, 2024

Researchers at UC Berkeley used the Perlmutter supercomputer at NERSC to make progress toward a better understanding of chemistry inside ice giant planets, a step forward for planetary science that may also have applications on Earth. Read More »

NERSC Helps Uncover the Mechanism Behind the ‘Dolomite Problem’

January 9, 2024

Using supercomputers at NERSC, researchers have revealed the key mechanism that inhibits dolomite growth and explained how the mineral forms in nature. Read More »