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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

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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 …
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ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer Named World’s Fastest
4 weeks ago

ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer Named World’s Fastest

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn.  – The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is once again officially home to the fastest supercomputer in the world, according to the TOP500 List, …
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With Supercomputing Power and an Unconventional Strategy, Scientists Solve a Next-Generation Physics Problem
2 months ago

With Supercomputing Power and an Unconventional Strategy, Scientists Solve a Next-Generation Physics Problem

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a team of researchers has calculated a fundamental property of protons and neutrons, known as the nucleon axial …
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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 …
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Nuclear Physicists Wield HPC to Uncover Magic Isotopes
3 months ago

Nuclear Physicists Wield HPC to Uncover Magic Isotopes

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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 …
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Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution
3 months ago

Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution

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A new air quality model designed to estimate the costs of air pollution on human health received a boost in its early development from computing time at the Oak Ridge …
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A Problem with Polymer Theory
3 months ago

A Problem with Polymer Theory

By  •  3 months ago  •  Science

Researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), used high-performance computing …
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Infographic: Summit will be the world’s smartest supercomputer for open science
4 months ago

Infographic: Summit will be the world’s smartest supercomputer for open science

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

Summit provides unprecedented opportunities for the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific discovery.

Here’s why:

  • GPU Brawn: Summit links more than 27,000 deep-learning optimized NVIDIA GPUs with the …
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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 …
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A Novel Method for Comparing Plant Genes
5 months ago

A Novel Method for Comparing Plant Genes

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

During normal photosynthesis, plants capture sunlight and carry out respiration during the day, taking in carbon dioxide that will be used to form carbohydrates. But a small percentage of plant …
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Titan Powers Data Dive into Tropical Soil Microbes
5 months ago

Titan Powers Data Dive into Tropical Soil Microbes

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

Every life-form depends on access to basic nutrients for survival—even microbes that live in the soil. Though these organisms are invisible to the naked eye, their soil scavenging activity has …
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Frontier: OLCF’S Exascale Future
5 months ago

Frontier: OLCF’S Exascale Future

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

Frontier is the OLCF’s 2021 exascale computer, with full user availability expected in 2022. The system will support a wide range of scientific applications for advanced modeling and simulation and …
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