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About Jonathan Hines

Jonathan Hines is a science writer for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
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Breaching the Biomass Problem
4 weeks ago

Breaching the Biomass Problem

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

A visualization of a cellulose fiber (green) interacting with lignin (brown). Using supercomputers like the OLCF’s Cray XK7 Titan, ORNL researchers model biomass molecules at a level …
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GPU Hackathon Places Summit within Reach for Visiting Teams
1 month ago

GPU Hackathon Places Summit within Reach for Visiting Teams

By  •  1 month ago  •  People

In less than 10 years, GPUs have become a proven engine of scientific computing due to their ability to perform many calculations simultaneously. According to a recent Nature article, of …
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Teaching and Learning
1 month ago

Teaching and Learning

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of the people behind America’s top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The IBM AC922 machine launched in …
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Computing Genes to Support Living Clean
3 months ago

Computing Genes to Support Living Clean

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This article is part of a series covering the finalists for the 2018 Gordon Bell Prize that used the Summit supercomputer. The prize winner will be announced at SC18 in …
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Mixed Precision: A Strategy for New Science Opportunities
3 months ago

Mixed Precision: A Strategy for New Science Opportunities

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, People

Since the days of vector supercomputers, computational scientists have relied on high-precision arithmetic to accurately solve a wide range of problems, from modeling nuclear reactors to predicting supernova physics to …
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Uncharted Territory
4 months ago

Uncharted Territory

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Ambitious supercomputers attract ambitious users. After debuting as the world’s fastest supercomputer in June, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) 200-petaflop Summit is already demonstrating its utility for solving …
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Preaching pbdR
5 months ago

Preaching pbdR

By  •  5 months ago  •  People

Since bursting onto the scene in the early ’90s, high-performance computing (HPC) has become the most productive method for exploring ambitious problems in science that require substantial computational power. Yet …
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OLCF Welcomes Wombat Test System
5 months ago

OLCF Welcomes Wombat Test System

By  •  5 months ago  •  Technology

Concocting the next big thing in high-performance computing (HPC) often starts with giving the latest thing a try. In that spirit, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) recently deployed …
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ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer Named World’s Fastest
7 months ago

ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer Named World’s Fastest

By  •  7 months ago  •  Technology

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.  – The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is once again officially home to the fastest supercomputer in the world, according to the TOP500 List, …
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Genomics Code Exceeds Exaops on Summit Supercomputer
7 months ago

Genomics Code Exceeds Exaops on Summit Supercomputer

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory broke the exascale barrier, achieving a peak throughput of 1.88 exaops—faster than any previously reported science application—while analyzing genomic …
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Faces of Summit: Succeeding by Leading
7 months ago

Faces of Summit: Succeeding by Leading

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of the people behind America’s top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The IBM AC922 machine launched in …
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Boosting Industry with OpenACC
8 months ago

Boosting Industry with OpenACC

By  •  8 months ago  •  Industry

One of the biggest hurdles for users who want to take advantage of accelerated computing is the time required to write and update software. That’s especially true for industrial users, …
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