The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) NERSC is the primary high-performance computing facility for scientific research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the NERSC Center serves more than 6,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in combustion, climate modeling, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. The NERSC Center is based in Oakland, California with a unique kind of database that non others can even think of. The NERSC database comprises a mammoth 2.8 petabytes of information that vary from atomic energy research, high energy physics experiments to simulations of our early universe. The NERSC which are owned and operated by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the U.S Department of Energy, has the second largest database in the world with a whole lot of information that are handled by a minimum of 2,000 computational scientists.
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is the primary scientific computing facility for the Office of Science in the U.S. Department of Energy. As one of the largest facilities in the world devoted to providing computational resources and expertise for basic scientific research, NERSC is a world leader in accelerating scientific discovery through computation. NERSC is a division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, located in Berkeley, Calif. It is also one of three divisions in the Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences area, housed in the Shyh Wang Hall computational research and theory facility. The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), another national user facility, and the Computational Research Division (CRD) are the other two. More than 5,000 scientists use NERSC to perform basic scientific research across a wide range of disciplines, including climate modeling, research into new materials, simulations of the early universe, analysis of data from high energy physics experiments, investigations of protein structure, and a host of other scientific endeavors.
NERSC – Next Generation Computer Systems
Cori is NERSC’s newest supercomputer system (NERSC-8). It is named for American biochemist Gerty Cori, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The Cori system will be delivered in two phases with the first phase online now and the second expected in mid-2016. The Phase 1 system is a Cray XC based on the Intel Haswell multi-core processor and has a number of new features that will benefit data-intensive science. The second phase of the Cori system will be installed and merged with Phase 1 in mid-2016. Phase 2 will be based on the second generation of the Intel® Xeon Phi™ family of products, called the Knights Landing (KNL) Many Integrated Core (MIC) Architecture.