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Exascale acceleration
1 week ago

Exascale acceleration

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Just how fast can the world’s fastest supercomputer go? Maybe even faster than imagined.

Researchers studying plasma physics for particle accelerators recently used the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Frontier …
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Charting the new Frontier
2 weeks ago

Charting the new Frontier

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, OLCF History, Science

The Frontier supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory logged a new benchmark this week that further illustrates its world-changing potential and held onto its top ranking as …
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Solving the protein puzzle
1 month ago

Solving the protein puzzle

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

A simple scoop of soil or water can hold an entire ecosystem–potentially millions or more microscopic organisms and the countless proteins they rely on to survive.

Computations performed at the …
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Fast-tracking medical discovery
1 month ago

Fast-tracking medical discovery

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

The world’s fastest supercomputer could help discover the next great cure hiding in plain sight.

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used Frontier, the world’s …
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Spinning up Quantum Fidelity
2 months ago

Spinning up Quantum Fidelity

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Researchers reached new levels of accuracy in quantum simulations of spin defects using the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Quantum Computing User Program, or QCUP, at the U.S. Department of …
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OLCF researchers win R&D 100 award
3 months ago

OLCF researchers win R&D 100 award

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Industry, People

A team that includes researchers from the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility recently received an R&D 100 Award for their work on Flash-X, a multiphysics simulation software package with applications …
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ORNL Celebrates Launch of Frontier – the World’s Fastest Supercomputer
3 months ago

ORNL Celebrates Launch of Frontier – the World’s Fastest Supercomputer

By  •  3 months ago  •  Events, Featured

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory celebrated the debut of Frontier, the world’s fastest supercomputer and the dawn of the exascale computing era.

Deputy Secretary of Energy …
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Weaving wonders
6 months ago

Weaving wonders

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Ounce for ounce, carbon fiber could quickly become the wonder material of the future. The material, already used in a variety of products, boasts densities comparable to plastic, strengths comparable …
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Speeding up simulations
6 months ago

Speeding up simulations

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

Artificial intelligence has transformed industrial research and development in recent decades during what scientists call “the AI revolution.” The technology enables detailed simulations and high-speed modeling that can streamline the …
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Pushing the new Frontier
6 months ago

Pushing the new Frontier

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, OLCF History, Science

The numbers are in, Frontier ranks No. 1, and the researchers of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s National Center for Computational Sciences are finally breathing a few sighs of relief.

Teams …
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Summit, neutrons crack code to uranium compound’s signature vibes
7 months ago

Summit, neutrons crack code to uranium compound’s signature vibes

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to map the molecular vibrations of an important but little-studied uranium compound produced during the nuclear fuel cycle for results …
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Summit Fires up Predictive Breakthrough for Gas Turbines
8 months ago

Summit Fires up Predictive Breakthrough for Gas Turbines

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

Gas-fired turbines keep electric generators humming around the world, from power plants and factories to hospitals and universities. But the combustion process that fuels these engines comes with a billion-dollar-a-year …
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From Summit to the Stars
8 months ago

From Summit to the Stars

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) wrapped up its 2021 hackathon with teams from around the globe working on projects that spanned the cosmos.

Ten teams with a total of …
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Super Simulations for Superconducting
9 months ago

Super Simulations for Superconducting

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A study led by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to close in on the answer to a …
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Firing Up Quantum Fidelity
11 months ago

Firing Up Quantum Fidelity

By  •  11 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Researchers used the Quantum Computing User Program (QCUP) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to achieve major improvements in quantum fidelity, a potential step …
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Thinking outside the Black Box
11 months ago

Thinking outside the Black Box

By  •  11 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

A study led by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) plumbs the depths of deep learning and could connect the digital synapses toward …
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