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Cori is NERSC's newest supercomputer (NERSC-8), a Cray XC40. It is named for American biochemist Gerty Cori, the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first woman to be so honored with the prize in Physiology or Medicine.   Cori is a unique supercomputer, comprised of 1,630 Intel Xeon "Haswell" processor nodes, 9,300 Intel Xeon Phi "Knight's Landing" nodes, and a 1.5 PB Cray Data Warp Burst Buffer.

NERSC Partners with Cray, ESnet to Bring Software Defined Networking to Cori

November 1, 2016

NERSC is exploring new ways to more efficiently move data in and out of Cori, its newest supercomputer, including software-defined networking. Read More »

Latest NERSC/Intel/Cray ‘Dungeon Session’ Yields Impressive Code Speedups

August 19, 2016

Six application development teams participating in NESAP, NERSC’s next-generation code optimization effort, gathered at Intel in early August for a marathon “dungeon” session designed to help tweak their codes for the next-generation Intel Xeon Phi Knight’s Landing manycore architecture at the heart of NERSC’s new Cori supercomputer. Read More »

NERSC, Cray Move Forward With Next-Generation Scientific Computing

April 22, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center and Cray Inc. announced today that they have finalized a new contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer that will be the first NERSC system installed in the newly built Computational Research and Theory facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read More »

NERSC Launches Next-Generation Code Optimization Effort

August 11, 2014

The new NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program (NESAP) is a robust application readiness effort launched to support NERSC’s next-generation supercomputer, Cori Read More »