Image

About Rachel Harken

Rachel Harken is a science writer for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
Latest Posts | By Rachel Harken
Titan Helps Scientists Fine-Tune Laser Interactions to Advance Cancer Treatments
4 days ago

Titan Helps Scientists Fine-Tune Laser Interactions to Advance Cancer Treatments

By  •  4 days ago  •  Featured, Science

Along with surgery and chemotherapy, radiation therapy is one of the most widely accepted forms of cancer therapy today. Current radiation beams for cancer treatments employ photons (light particles), positively …
Read More

Introduce Your Daughter to AI Event Sees OLCF Participation
4 days ago

Introduce Your Daughter to AI Event Sees OLCF Participation

By  •  4 days ago  •  People

Last month staff members at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), facilitated a …
Read More

Buddy Bland Presented with Secretary’s Appreciation Award
4 weeks ago

Buddy Bland Presented with Secretary’s Appreciation Award

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  People

 

Arthur “Buddy” Bland, program director of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received the Secretary’s Appreciation Award for …
Read More

OLCF Readies Users for Summit
4 weeks ago

OLCF Readies Users for Summit

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  People

Now that the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has launched its IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer, staff members in the OLCF’s User Assistance and Outreach (UAO) Group are planning robust …
Read More

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Attends ORNL Debut of Summit Supercomputer
4 weeks ago

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Attends ORNL Debut of Summit Supercomputer

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, People

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) launched the IBM AC922 Summit, the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer, on June 8. Guests present to celebrate …
Read More

Faces of Summit: Leading a Systems Expedition
2 months ago

Faces of Summit: Leading a Systems Expedition

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
Read More

ADIOS and BigData Express Offer New Data Streaming Capabilities
2 months ago

ADIOS and BigData Express Offer New Data Streaming Capabilities

By  •  2 months ago  •  Technology

Projects large enough to run on high-performance computing (HPC) resources pack data—and a lot of it. Transferring this data between computational and experimental facilities is a challenging but necessary part …
Read More

OLCF Hosts 14th Annual User Meeting amid Summit Buzz
2 months ago

OLCF Hosts 14th Annual User Meeting amid Summit Buzz

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

Last week the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), held its …
Read More

Another First for Quantum
2 months ago

Another First for Quantum

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

The beginnings of quantum computing bring about many firsts. In 2010 a team led by B. P. Lanyon simulated a hydrogen molecule, H2, on a quantum system for the first …
Read More

Nuclear Physicists Wield HPC to Uncover Magic Isotopes
3 months ago

Nuclear Physicists Wield HPC to Uncover Magic Isotopes

By  •  3 months ago  •  Science

Where do elements come from? How does the strong force bind subatomic particles into nuclei? What can scientists understand from nuclei with unusual proton–neutron ratios? Nuclear physicists at the US …
Read More

Faces of Summit: Tackling Storage
3 months ago

Faces of Summit: Tackling Storage

By  •  3 months ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
Read More

Zeroing in on Text Understanding for Automated Cancer Report Classification
4 months ago

Zeroing in on Text Understanding for Automated Cancer Report Classification

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

In 2012 approximately 14 million new cases of cancer were reported worldwide, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) predicts that number will rise to 22 million by 2032. With each …
Read More