Today at Berkeley Lab

NERSC Users Generate a Quickest-Ever, 32-Terabyte 3D Simulation

Using NERSC resources, astrophysicists generated a trillion-particle magnetic reconnection dataset in 3D, where each time-step of the simulation amounted to a massive 32-terabyte file. Armed with new tools developed by researchers in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD), the scientists were able to query this enormous dataset for particles of interest in three seconds, and visualize it. This is the first time a dataset of this magnitude has been queried and visualized this quickly. More>


  1. What can one say, but “wow”. The numbers and volumes described boggle the mind.