NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974



NERSC's newest flagship supercomputer is an HPE Cray pre-exascale system. To highlight NERSC's commitment to advancing research, the new system is named “Perlmutter” in honor of Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist at Berkeley Lab and a professor of physics at UC Berkeley who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to research showing that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. Read More »

Cori (retired)

Cori, a Cray XC40, had a peak performance of about 30 petaflops and is NERSC's newest supercomputer. The system was comprised of 2,388 Intel Xeon "Haswell" processor nodes, 9,688 Intel Xeon Phi "Knight's Landing" nodes, and a 1.8 PB Cray Data Warp Burst Buffer. Read More »

The Next Generation: NERSC-10

The NERSC-10 system is intended to accelerate end-to-end DOE Office of Science workflows and enable new modes of scientific discovery through the integration of experiment, data analysis, and simulation. Read More »

Community File System (CFS)

 The Community File System (CFS) is a global file system available on all NERSC computational systems. It allows sharing of data between users, systems, and the “outside world.” The CFS replaces NERSC’s Project File System, a data storage mainstay at the center for years that was designed more for performance and input/output than capacity or workflow management.  User Documentation CFS… Read More »

HPSS Data Archive

The High Performance Storage System (HPSS) is a modern, flexible, performance-oriented mass storage system. It has been used at NERSC for archival storage since 1998. Read More »


Spin is a container-based platform at NERSC designed for you to deploy your own science gateways, workflow managers, databases, API endpoints, and other network services to support your scientific projects. Services in Spin are built with Docker containers and can easily access NERSC systems and storage. Read More »

NERSC Resource Summary

Summary table of NERSC computational systems. Read More »