Cori is available to any research team performing COVID-19 related research through the COVID-19 HPC Consortium. See the NERSC COVID-19 Support page for more information.
Cori, a Cray XC40, has a peak performance of about 30 petaflops and debuted in 2017 as the world's fifth most powerful supercomputer in the world. The system is named in honor of biochemist Gerty Cori, the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in science and the first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
Cori 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 solid-state device.
Nuclear physicists affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) played a leading role in analyzing data for a demonstration experiment that has achieved record precision for a specialized detector material. The data-analysis component of this ground-breaking research was conducted entirely at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), a DOE Office of Science user facility located at Berkeley Lab. Read More »
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is combining high-speed automation, high-performance computing, and high-speed networking to produce the largest 3D map of the universe ever created. Starting in late 2020, DESI's five-year mission is to capture light from 35 million galaxies and 2.4 million quasars and transmit that data to NERSC - DESI’s primary computing center - for data processing and analysis. Read More »