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About Jonathan Hines

Jonathan Hines is a science writer for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
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Computing Genes to Support Living Clean
1 week ago

Computing Genes to Support Living Clean

By  •  1 week 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
2 weeks ago

Mixed Precision: A Strategy for New Science Opportunities

By  •  2 weeks 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
1 month ago

Uncharted Territory

By  •  1 month 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
2 months ago

Preaching pbdR

By  •  2 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
3 months ago

OLCF Welcomes Wombat Test System

By  •  3 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
4 months ago

ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer Named World’s Fastest

By  •  4 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
5 months ago

Genomics Code Exceeds Exaops on Summit Supercomputer

By  •  5 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
5 months ago

Faces of Summit: Succeeding by Leading

By  •  5 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
5 months ago

Boosting Industry with OpenACC

By  •  5 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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Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution
6 months ago

Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution

By  •  6 months ago  •  Science

A new air quality model designed to estimate the costs of air pollution on human health received a boost in its early development from computing time at the Oak Ridge …
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A Problem with Polymer Theory
6 months ago

A Problem with Polymer Theory

By  •  6 months ago  •  Science

Researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), used high-performance computing …
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Faces of Summit: Programming with Purpose
6 months ago

Faces of Summit: Programming with Purpose

By  •  6 months ago  •  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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