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Posts By Matt Lakin

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Weaving wonders
2 weeks ago

Weaving wonders

By  •  2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago

Speeding up simulations

By  •  2 weeks 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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Summit, neutrons crack code to uranium compound’s signature vibes
2 months ago

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

By  •  2 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
3 months ago

Summit Fires up Predictive Breakthrough for Gas Turbines

By  •  3 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
3 months ago

From Summit to the Stars

By  •  3 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
4 months ago

Super Simulations for Superconducting

By  •  4 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
6 months ago

Firing Up Quantum Fidelity

By  •  6 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
6 months ago

Thinking outside the Black Box

By  •  6 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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OLCF’s Bing Xie Receives Early Career Award
7 months ago

OLCF’s Bing Xie Receives Early Career Award

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, People

Bing Xie, a high-performance computing systems engineer for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society’s Early Career Researchers Award for …
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Darwin on Fast Forward: ORNL Study on COVID-19 Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Nomination
7 months ago

Darwin on Fast Forward: ORNL Study on COVID-19 Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Nomination

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

As the coronavirus pandemic entered its second year, a team of scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to streamline the …
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Waltzing the Virus: Study on COVID-19 Reproduction Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Nomination
7 months ago

Waltzing the Virus: Study on COVID-19 Reproduction Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Nomination

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

To find weapons to fight the coronavirus, scientists used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to peer inside the intricacies of how the virus reproduces itself.

“Think of it as like a …
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Unraveling the “Big Boom”
8 months ago

Unraveling the “Big Boom”

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Simulations performed on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Summit supercomputer provide a more detailed look at how stars die and could help unlock new insights into the origins of Earth’s heavy …
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Pioneering Frontier: Test-Driving with “User Zero”
10 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Test-Driving with “User Zero”

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented ORNL employees behind the construction and operation of the OLCF’s incoming exascale supercomputer, Frontier. The HPE Cray system is scheduled …
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Titan Study Takes Jet Turbine Design to New Heights
11 months ago

Titan Study Takes Jet Turbine Design to New Heights

By  •  11 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Simulations performed on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Titan supercomputer could clear the runway for more efficient jet-engine turbines and help set a new benchmark for turbine design.

The study …
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Hands-On Supercomputing
11 months ago

Hands-On Supercomputing

By  •  11 months ago  •  People

On June 21–22, interns and other participants at Oak Ridge National Laboratory had the chance to run challenge problems on the nation’s fastest supercomputer at a summer hands-on training session …
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Pioneering Frontier: Fine-Tuning “Serial No. 1”
11 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Fine-Tuning “Serial No. 1”

By  •  11 months ago  •  Featured, People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented ORNL employees behind the construction and operation of the OLCF’s incoming exascale supercomputer, Frontier. The HPE Cray system is scheduled …
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