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About Jonathan Hines

Jonathan Hines is a science writer for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
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Supercomputers to Help Supercharge Ceramic Matrix Composite Manufacturing
1 week ago

Supercomputers to Help Supercharge Ceramic Matrix Composite Manufacturing

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, Science

During chemical vapor infiltration, gaseous vapor reacts on the surface of the preform fibers at elevated temperatures to coat the material. If applied long enough, the gas …
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Solving A Beta Decay Puzzle
1 week ago

Solving A Beta Decay Puzzle

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, Science

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 11, 2019—An international collaboration including scientists at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) solved a 50-year-old puzzle that explains why beta decays …
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ORNL Adds Powerful AI Appliances to Computing Portfolio
1 month ago

ORNL Adds Powerful AI Appliances to Computing Portfolio

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Technology

As home to three top-ranked supercomputers of the last decade, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has become synonymous with scientific computing at the largest …
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Network Enhancement Strengthens Ties Between OLCF, ESnet
2 months ago

Network Enhancement Strengthens Ties Between OLCF, ESnet

By  •  2 months ago  •  Technology

If data is the lifeblood of a scientific computing center, a resilient network can be the difference between new discoveries and costly service disruptions.

In November 2018, staff at the …
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Breaching the Biomass Problem
3 months ago

Breaching the Biomass Problem

By  •  3 months 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
4 months ago

GPU Hackathon Places Summit within Reach for Visiting Teams

By  •  4 months 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
4 months ago

Teaching and Learning

By  •  4 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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Computing Genes to Support Living Clean
5 months ago

Computing Genes to Support Living Clean

By  •  5 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
5 months ago

Mixed Precision: A Strategy for New Science Opportunities

By  •  5 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
6 months ago

Uncharted Territory

By  •  6 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
7 months ago

Preaching pbdR

By  •  7 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
7 months ago

OLCF Welcomes Wombat Test System

By  •  7 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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