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Arthur “Buddy” Bland, World-Leading Supercomputing Project Director, Retires after 40 Years Dedicated to HPC
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Arthur “Buddy” Bland, World-Leading Supercomputing Project Director, Retires after 40 Years Dedicated to HPC

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, People

“No risk, no reward.” It’s a familiar sentiment in business and entrepreneurial ventures. Risk drives innovation and propels organizations to new heights. It’s certainly familiar to Arthur “Buddy” Bland, former …
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Scientists Use Supercomputers to Study Reliable Fusion Reactor Design, Operation
3 weeks ago

Scientists Use Supercomputers to Study Reliable Fusion Reactor Design, Operation

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Nuclear fusion, the same kind of energy that fuels stars, could one day power our world with abundant, safe, and carbon-free energy. Aided by supercomputers Summit at the US Department …
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US Air Force, ORNL Launch Next-Generation Global Weather Forecasting System
4 weeks ago

US Air Force, ORNL Launch Next-Generation Global Weather Forecasting System

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

The US Air Force and the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) launched a new high-performance weather forecasting computer system that will provide a platform for some …
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New Daymet Data Facilitates Environmental Science, Earth System Modeling
1 month ago

New Daymet Data Facilitates Environmental Science, Earth System Modeling

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

The widely used Daymet dataset of North American weather metrics has been upgraded with the release of Daymet Version 4, rolling out enhancements such as greater precision on temperatures and …
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OLCF, UTK Researchers Explore Potential of Quantum Annealing to Solve Optimization Problems
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OLCF, UTK Researchers Explore Potential of Quantum Annealing to Solve Optimization Problems

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) established a quantum annealing benchmark for optimization problems with the help of a quantum computer. …
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Supercomputers Aid Scientists Studying the Smallest Particles in the Universe
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Supercomputers Aid Scientists Studying the Smallest Particles in the Universe

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

Since the 1930s, scientists have been using particle accelerators to gain insights into the structure of matter and the laws of physics that govern our world. Today, these accelerators are …
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A New Approach for Bigger and Better Earthquake Modeling
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A New Approach for Bigger and Better Earthquake Modeling

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This story was originally written by Aaron Dubrow at the Texas Advanced Computer Center and adapted by Rachel McDowell for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.

A randomly selected …
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Former National Center for Computational Sciences Director James Hack Retires from 40-Year Computing Career
2 months ago

Former National Center for Computational Sciences Director James Hack Retires from 40-Year Computing Career

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, People

Delivering scientific breakthroughs on the world’s most powerful supercomputers requires leaders with the experience and knowledge of how to run the high-performance computing (HPC) centers that house them. That’s precisely …
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University of Delaware Team Tightens up Code for Exascale Computing on Frontier
2 months ago

University of Delaware Team Tightens up Code for Exascale Computing on Frontier

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This article was originally written by Tracey Bryant, Senior Director for Research Communications at the University of Delaware.

What’s it like designing an app for the world’s fastest supercomputer, set to come …
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Scientists Tap the Power of High-Performance Computing in a Bet to Understand Cancer Growth
3 months ago

Scientists Tap the Power of High-Performance Computing in a Bet to Understand Cancer Growth

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A multi-institutional team of scientists is using Summit, America’s fastest supercomputer for open science, to get a better understanding of how certain proteins signal body cells to reproduce uncontrollably, triggering …
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Building an Exascale-Class Data Center
3 months ago

Building an Exascale-Class Data Center

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

When the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) new exascale supercomputer, Frontier, completes installation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2021, it will debut as a landmark in high-performance computing …
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Simulations Reveal Nature’s Design for Error Correction During DNA Replication
3 months ago

Simulations Reveal Nature’s Design for Error Correction During DNA Replication

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

DNA replication is one of the most important processes in biology, responsible for ensuring that a cell’s genetic material is copied over to new cells efficiently during cell division. But …
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VISTA: ORNL’s Visual Informatics for Science and Technology Advances Lab
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VISTA: ORNL’s Visual Informatics for Science and Technology Advances Lab

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

The Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate is home to VISTA: ORNL’s Visual Informatics for Science and Technology Advances (VISTA) Lab. The mission of VISTA is to improve domain experts’ ability to explore …
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Gina Tourassi One of Six ORNL scientists elected fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science
3 months ago

Gina Tourassi One of Six ORNL scientists elected fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, People

Media contact: Karen K Dunlap, dunlapkk@ornl.gov

Six scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected as fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, …
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Distinct ACM Gordon Bell Prizes Awarded to Two Teams Using the Summit Supercomputer
4 months ago

Distinct ACM Gordon Bell Prizes Awarded to Two Teams Using the Summit Supercomputer

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Today at the 2020 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, or SC20, virtual conference, two deserving teams were awarded two distinguished prizes for research conducted on …
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Multi-Institutional Team Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Finalist Nomination for Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Docking Simulations
4 months ago

Multi-Institutional Team Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Finalist Nomination for Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Docking Simulations

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

One of the biggest challenges of drug discovery lies in the fact that scientists must search through an almost infinite space of chemical compounds to find one that might be …
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