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About Jonathan Hines

Jonathan Hines is a science writer for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
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Titan Helps Researchers Suck Mystery Out of Cell’s ‘Vacuum Cleaners’
3 years ago

Titan Helps Researchers Suck Mystery Out of Cell’s ‘Vacuum Cleaners’

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

In the fight against cancer, cancer cells often find ways to fight back. One means is by stocking the cell membrane with proteins that pump foreign substances—including anticancer drugs—out of …
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Galactic Winds Push Researchers to Probe Galaxies at Unprecedented Scale
3 years ago

Galactic Winds Push Researchers to Probe Galaxies at Unprecedented Scale

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

When astronomers peer into the universe, what they see often exceeds the limits of human understanding. Such is the case with low-mass galaxies—galaxies a fraction of the size of …
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OLCF Staff Explores Future of Accelerated Computing at GPU Technology
3 years ago

OLCF Staff Explores Future of Accelerated Computing at GPU Technology

By  •  3 years ago  •  People

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) staff members led talks, tutorials, and discussions on the present and future of GPU computing at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) May 8–11 in …
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OLCF Testing New Platform for Scientific Workflows
3 years ago

OLCF Testing New Platform for Scientific Workflows

By  •  3 years ago  •  Technology

Scientific progress increasingly is driven by data—along with the instruments that produce it, the networks that move it, the systems that analyze it, and the servers that host and disseminate …
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Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor
3 years ago

Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Despite the grand diversity among living organisms, the molecule used to store and transmit energy within aerobic, or oxygen-using, cells is remarkably the same. From bacteria to fungi, plants, and …
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Predictive Power
4 years ago

Predictive Power

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

Few jobs are more massive than that of building a nuclear power plant, a project that takes years and billions of dollars to complete. But once a new plant is …
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A Seismic Mapping Milestone
4 years ago

A Seismic Mapping Milestone

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

Because of Earth’s layered composition, scientists have often compared the basic arrangement of its interior to that of an onion. There’s the familiar thin crust of continents and ocean floors; …
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Multitasking Framework Accelerates Scientific Discovery
4 years ago

Multitasking Framework Accelerates Scientific Discovery

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

To maximize computing power and efficiency, hybrid supercomputers run on multiple types of processors. For computational scientists, the benefit of this arrangement is the potential to accomplish more science in …
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OLCF Staff Develops Digital Object Identifier Framework to Facilitate Open Access to Datasets
4 years ago

OLCF Staff Develops Digital Object Identifier Framework to Facilitate Open Access to Datasets

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

Scientists using supercomputing resources at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) often generate large datasets. Although researchers can publish their findings in scientific journals and …
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Straatsma Named AAAS Fellow in Chemistry
4 years ago

Straatsma Named AAAS Fellow in Chemistry

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

At its core, the aim of science is to explain and understand. Each year, the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), elects …
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The Shape of Melting in Two Dimensions
4 years ago

The Shape of Melting in Two Dimensions

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

Snow falls in winter and melts in spring, but what drives the phase change in between?

Although melting is a familiar phenomenon encountered in everyday life, playing a part …
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ORNL Resources Help BigNeuron Tackle Grand Challenges
4 years ago

ORNL Resources Help BigNeuron Tackle Grand Challenges

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

Like energetic children, computational scientists need large spaces to play. This play space, however, doesn’t require a large backyard but rather a high-performance computing (HPC) ecosystem capable of accommodating the …
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OLCF Active in New User-Oriented OpenSFS
4 years ago

OLCF Active in New User-Oriented OpenSFS

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

As a longtime Lustre user, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is …
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Accelerating Cancer Research with Deep Learning
4 years ago

Accelerating Cancer Research with Deep Learning

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

Using the Titan supercomputer, a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is developing automated data tools for cancer research by employing deep learning techniques.
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OLCF Dives into Deep Learning
4 years ago

OLCF Dives into Deep Learning

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

Though they sprout from the same family tree, scientific computing and artificial intelligence (AI) make up their own distinct branches of computing. Recent advances in an offshoot of AI called …
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Streamlining Accelerated Computing for Industry
4 years ago

Streamlining Accelerated Computing for Industry

By  •  4 years ago  •  Industry, Science

Scientists and engineers striving to create the next machine-age marvel—whether it be a more aerodynamic rocket, a faster race car, or a higher-efficiency jet engine—depend on reliable analysis and feedback …
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