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NERSC's next supercomputer, Perlmutter, will be a Cray pre-exascale system to be delivered in 2020. To highlight NERSC's commitment to advancing research, the new system will be named “Perlmutter” in honor of Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist at Berkeley Lab and a professor of physics at the University of California, 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, a Cray XC40, has a peak performance of about 30 petaflops and is NERSC's newest supercomputer. The system is 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 »


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 new service platform at NERSC based on Docker container technology. It can be used to deploy web sites and science gateways, workflow managers, databases and key-value stores, and all sorts of network services that can access NERSC systems and storage on the back end. Read More »


NERSC Resource Summary

Summary table of NERSC computational systems. Read More »