Science Highlights

Supercomputers could help speed up the drug discovery process by identifying suitable chemicals (seen as gray spheres)

Designing Drugs on Supercomputers

Researchers use Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to accelerate drug discovery. Read More »

Supercomputer simulation of the evolution of the universe

Universe in a (Blue) Bottle

Simulating the evolution of the universe on the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s IBM Blue Gene/Q. Read More »

“Early Universe” simulation, performed on NERSC supercomputer

“Dark Fiber” Enables Research to Create Tomorrow’s Internet

The Advanced Networking Initiative testbed is allowing researchers to develop radical new technologies for the next generation Internet. Read More »

Diamond anvil showing dents (arrowed) after being used to squeeze this new superhard material.

New Superhard Form of Carbon Dents Diamond

Squeezing creates new class of material built from clusters of carbon atoms. Read More »

X-ray computer tomography (CT) image showing solid carbonate (calcite, green) grown in a network of glass beads (blue).

Underground Storage of Carbon Dioxide—as a Solid

Nanoscale features in rocks enable more carbon dioxide to be trapped as a solid carbonate material underground. Read More »

Carbon dioxide gas separation is important for many environmental and energy applications.

Supercomputers Drive Discovery of Materials for More Efficient Carbon Capture

Researchers use NERSC to Create Carbon Dioxide-Separating Polymer. Read More »

Nanometer-scale pores in single-layer freestanding graphene

Water, Water, Everywhere

NERSC helps researchers design new desalination technology. Read More »

Hierarchically porous electrode made of self-assembled functionalized graphene sheets.

Graphene-based Electrode Leads to Highest Capacity Lithium-Air Batteries

New approach to molecular self-assembly produces porous, thin films of carbon (aka graphene), enabling high-capacity electrodes for lithium-air batteries. Read More »

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