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Lattice QCD Calculations Reveal Inner Workings of Lightest Nuclei

Using resources at NERSC, a research team has demonstrated for the first time the ability of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) — a fundamental theory in particle physics — to calculate the magnetic structure of some of the lightest nuclei. More>

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Laser, Supercomputer Measure Speedy Electrons in Silicon

Mobile electrons are routed and switched through transistors, carrying information that characterizes our age. A research team has for the first time taken snapshots of this event using attosecond pulses of soft x-ray light then used the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center to better understand their findings. More>

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Searching for A Neuroscience Data Standard

BrainFormat, a neuroscience data standardization framework developed at Berkeley Lab, is a strong contender to contribute to a data format and storage standard for the neuroscience research community. In conjunction with this work, NERSC is contributing to the CRCNS data-sharing portal. More>

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KQED’s QUEST Features Earth Scientist and NERSC User Jennifer Holm

Holm runs climate models at NERSC to study how forests are affected by climate change and the impact the future climate. QUEST recently filmed an interview with Holm about her work as part of a series on science careers. More>

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NERSC wins HPCWire Editors’ Choice Award

NERSC was named one of two recipients of the HPCWire “Editors’ Choice Award for Best HPC Collaboration Between Government & Industry.” Announced at the SuperComputing 2014 conference held in New Orleans last week, the award recognized the center’s partnership with Cray and Intel to deploy in 2016 a manycore supercomputer. More>

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Berkeley Algorithms Help Researchers Understand Dark Energy

To unlock the mystery of dark energy and its influence on the universe, researchers must rely on indirect observations. The process of identifying and tracking these objects requires scientists to scrupulously monitor the night sky for slight changes, a task that would be extremely tedious and time-consuming without some novel computational tools developed at NERSC. More>

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‘Ask Berkeley Lab’ Question About Supercomputers is Answered

Katie Antypas of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) explains what a supercomputer is.

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How Atomic Vibrations Transform Vanadium Dioxide

A team of scientists has made an important advancement in understanding a classic transition-metal oxide, vanadium dioxide, by quantifying the thermodynamic forces driving the transformation. The results were confirmed by large-scale simulations at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. More>

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Mathematical Models Shed New Light on Cancer Mutations

A team of researchers from Harvard, using computing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), have demonstrated a mathematical toolkit that can turn cancer-mutation data into multidimensional models to show how specific mutations alter the social networks of proteins in cells. More>

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NERSC is at Forefront of Data Management and Storage Innovations

100 petabytes. That’s how much data is currently stored at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). And it’s increasing by 40 percent to 60 percent annually. That’s a far cry from the early days. In 1976, the center—then located at Lawrence Livermore Lab—could store a whopping 19,200 megabytes of data, primarily on online disks and nine-track tapes. More>

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