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The PDSF compute systems were permanently brought down on March 31st, 2019.  PDSF login nodes will be powered off on July 31, 2019. The PDSF webpages will be also un-published on July 31.


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PDSF is a networked distributed computing environment used to meet the detector simulation and data analysis requirements of large scale Physics, High Energy Physics and Astrophysics and Nuclear Science investigations.

Researchers Discover a New Kind of Neutrino Transformation

March 8, 2012

Some unprecedentedly precise measurements from the Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment are revealing how electron antineutrinos “oscillate” into different flavors as they travel. This finding may eventually solve the riddle of why there is far more ordinary matter than antimatter in the universe today. Read More »

Heaviest Antimatter Particle Detected with NERSC Help

April 24, 2011

Eighteen examples of the heaviest antiparticle ever found, the nucleus of antihelium-4, have been made in the STAR experiment at RHIC, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. The finding wasn’t unexpected, but it is a milestone for scientists exploring a fundamental puzzle of physics: Why is there any matter at all? Read More »