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Supercomputers to Help Supercharge Ceramic Matrix Composite Manufacturing
2 weeks ago

Supercomputers to Help Supercharge Ceramic Matrix Composite Manufacturing

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

During chemical vapor infiltration, gaseous vapor reacts on the surface of the preform fibers at elevated temperatures to coat the material. If applied long enough, the gas …
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Solving A Beta Decay Puzzle
2 weeks ago

Solving A Beta Decay Puzzle

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 11, 2019—An international collaboration including scientists at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) solved a 50-year-old puzzle that explains why beta decays …
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Modeling the origin story of the elements
3 weeks ago

Modeling the origin story of the elements

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Written by: Sean M. Simoneau, simoneausm@ornl.gov, 865.241.0709

More than 1800 years ago, Chinese astronomers puzzled over the sudden appearance of a bright “guest star” in the sky, unaware that they …
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New Geometric Model Improves Predictions of Fluid Flow in Rock
2 months ago

New Geometric Model Improves Predictions of Fluid Flow in Rock

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Deep beneath the Earth’s surface, oil and groundwater percolate through gaps in rock and other geologic material. Hidden from sight, these critical resources pose a significant challenge for scientists seeking …
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A Sneak Peek at 19 Science Simulations for the Summit Supercomputer in 2019
2 months ago

A Sneak Peek at 19 Science Simulations for the Summit Supercomputer in 2019

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This month, Summit Early Science Program users are starting to work on some of the world’s toughest science problems on its most powerful supercomputer: the 200-petaflop, IBM AC922 Summit system …
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Titan Takes Fluoride from Taps and Toothpaste to Batteries
3 months ago

Titan Takes Fluoride from Taps and Toothpaste to Batteries

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In today’s technology landscape, companies are continually making improvements to electronic devices. Bigger screens, better cameras, and smarter systems are just some of the improvements these companies promise to consumers …
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Breaching the Biomass Problem
3 months ago

Breaching the Biomass Problem

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A visualization of a cellulose fiber (green) interacting with lignin (brown). Using supercomputers like the OLCF’s Cray XK7 Titan, ORNL researchers model biomass molecules at a level …
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Pinnacle Engines Develops Efficient, Low-Emission Gasoline Engine Using Supercomputing
4 months ago

Pinnacle Engines Develops Efficient, Low-Emission Gasoline Engine Using Supercomputing

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

The Pinnacle Engines opposed-piston cylinder shown in three different views. Visualizations illustrate the generation of coherent flow structures and their collapse during the compression stroke, which leads to …
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Summit Early Science Program Starting Soon
4 months ago

Summit Early Science Program Starting Soon

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

The OLCF has now completed acceptance testing on the new Summit supercomputer and will begin ramping up the Summit Early Science Program over the next few weeks.  Most immediately we …
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Oak Ridge, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Share 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize
4 months ago

Oak Ridge, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Share 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Two US Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories were recently awarded the 2018 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM’s) Gordon Bell Prize for work done on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing …
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Two DOE Supercomputers Top List of World’s Fastest
4 months ago

Two DOE Supercomputers Top List of World’s Fastest

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories are now home to the fastest supercomputers in the world, according to the new TOP500 List, a semiannual ranking …
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Award Finalists Demonstrate Improved QCD Code for Supercomputing
5 months ago

Award Finalists Demonstrate Improved QCD Code for Supercomputing

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This article is part of a series covering the finalists for the 2018 Gordon Bell Prize that used the Summit supercomputer. The prize winner will be announced at SC18 in November …
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