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ALCC Program Awards Nearly 6 Million Summit Node Hours across 31 Projects
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ALCC Program Awards Nearly 6 Million Summit Node Hours across 31 Projects

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Each year, researchers are awarded computing hours 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 …
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OLCF’s Constellation DOI Offers a Permanent Home for OLCF Users’ Data Sets
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OLCF’s Constellation DOI Offers a Permanent Home for OLCF Users’ Data Sets

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This story is the third in a series called “Data Matters,” a collection of features dedicated to exploring the relevance of data for scientific advancement and exploration at the Oak …
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Weighing up Plasma Particles
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Weighing up Plasma Particles

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The sun’s energy is the result of a continuous series of nuclear fusion reactions in which ionized hydrogen in the form of plasma collides at high speeds and releases helium …
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Computational Gene Study Suggests New Pathway for COVID-19 Inflammatory Response
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Computational Gene Study Suggests New Pathway for COVID-19 Inflammatory Response

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Analyses of lung fluid cells from COVID-19 patients conducted on the nation’s fastest supercomputer point to gene expression patterns that may explain the runaway symptoms produced by the body’s response …
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Love-hate relationship of solvent and water leads to better biomass breakup
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Love-hate relationship of solvent and water leads to better biomass breakup

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Media contact: Kimberly Askey, askeyka@ornl.gov, 865.576.2841

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron scattering and supercomputing to better understand how an organic solvent and water work …
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X-rays size up protein structure at the ‘heart’ of COVID-19 virus
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X-rays size up protein structure at the ‘heart’ of COVID-19 virus

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Media contact: Jeremy Rumsey, rumseyjp@ornl.gov, 865.576.2038

A team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Argonne national laboratories has performed the first room-temperature X-ray measurements on the SARS-CoV-2 …
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Summit Helps Predict Molecular Breakups
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Summit Helps Predict Molecular Breakups

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Designing materials with certain properties is the first step to making computer chips that can store more information, superconductors that could help to solve the world’s energy problems, and drugs …
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Developing a Quantum Community
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Developing a Quantum Community

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In April, 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 …
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Knocking Out Drug Side Effects with Supercomputing
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Knocking Out Drug Side Effects with Supercomputing

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Psychedelic drugs could be effective in treating psychiatric disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, but medical use of these drugs is limited by the hallucinations they cause.

“What …
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Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease
3 months ago

Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease

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Francisella tularensis, a bacterium that causes the illness tularemia (also known as “rabbit fever”), is one of the most hostile organisms on the planet. Once the bacterium enters the body …
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A New Method for Unraveling Complex Gene Interactions
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A New Method for Unraveling Complex Gene Interactions

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The first step for biologists who want to develop new, more efficient biofuels is to understand the genetic underpinnings of plants that can be digested by microbes into chemical compounds. …
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Mining for COVID-19 connections
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Mining for COVID-19 connections

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Scientists have tapped the immense power of the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to comb through millions of medical journal articles to identify potential vaccines, drugs and effective …
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Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events
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Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events

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By 2050, the United States will likely be exposed to a larger number of extreme climate events, including more frequent heat waves, longer droughts and more intense floods, which can …
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New Data Analysis Software Tools Aim at Addressing the Convergence of HPC and AI
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New Data Analysis Software Tools Aim at Addressing the Convergence of HPC and AI

By  •  3 months ago  •  Science

This story is the second in a series called “Data Matters,” a collection of features dedicated to exploring the relevance of data for scientific advancement and exploration at the Oak …
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U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021
4 months ago

U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array …
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ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments
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ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments

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Scientists seek to use quantum materials—those that have correlated order at the subatomic level—for electronic devices, quantum computers, and superconductors. Quantum materials owe many of their properties to the physics …
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