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Edison, A Cray XC30, has a peak performance of more than 2 petaflops. Edison features the Cray Aries high-speed interconnect, fast Intel Xeon processors, 64 GB of memory per node, and a 6.6 petabyte scratch file system.

Toward Cost-Effective Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

August 8, 2016

A research team running density functional theory calculations at Berkeley Lab's NERSC center has demonstrated how polymer electrolyte fuel cells—long favored for transportation applications—can be made to run more efficiently and produced more cost-effectively by reducing the amount of a single key ingredient: platinum. Read More »

Researchers use Edison to Improve Performance, Energy Efficiency of Bioinformatics Application

September 13, 2016

A team of computer scientists and geneticists from Iowa State University, the University of Maryland and the University of Arkansas have demonstrated significant speedups of the epiSNP bioinformatics program using the Edison supercomputer at NERSC. Read More »

Supercomputer Helps Model 3D Map of Adolescent Universe

October 17, 2014

Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8 billion light years away, scientists have created one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of a slice of the adolescent universe—just 3 billion years after the Big Bang. Read More »

New Path Forward for Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries

May 30, 2016

Using supercomputers at NERSC, researchers report a major advance in understanding how oxygen oxidation creates extra capacity “lithium-rich” cathodes, opening the door to batteries with far higher energy density, meaning your phone or electric vehicle will be able to run for much longer between charges. Read More »