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Modeling Every Building in America Starts with Chattanooga
7 months ago

Modeling Every Building in America Starts with Chattanooga

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Buildings use 40 percent of America’s primary energy and 75 percent of its electricity, which can jump to 80 percent when a majority of the population is at home using …
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Can a UNICORN Outrun Earthquakes?
7 months ago

Can a UNICORN Outrun Earthquakes?

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Each year, anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands of deaths are attributed to the catastrophic effects of major earthquakes. Apart from ground shaking, earthquake hazards include landslides, …
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AI for Plant Breeding in an Ever-Changing Climate
7 months ago

AI for Plant Breeding in an Ever-Changing Climate

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

How might artificial intelligence (AI) impact agriculture, the food industry, and the field of bioengineering? Dan Jacobson, a research and development staff member in the Biosciences Division at the US …
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A New Parallel Strategy for Tackling Turbulence on Summit
7 months ago

A New Parallel Strategy for Tackling Turbulence on Summit

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Turbulence, the state of disorderly fluid motion, is a scientific puzzle of great complexity. Turbulence permeates many applications in science and engineering, including combustion, pollutant transport, weather forecasting, astrophysics, and …
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Deep Learning Expands Study of Nuclear Waste Remediation
7 months ago

Deep Learning Expands Study of Nuclear Waste Remediation

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Contact: Kathy Kincade, kkincade@lbl.gov, +1 510 495 2124

A research collaboration between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Brown University, and NVIDIA has achieved exaflop performance on …
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In the Mix
7 months ago

In the Mix

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

by Sara Shoemaker

Mixing metals into alloys is an age-old practice. The tedious trial and error of heating, cooling, testing, and remixing was once the only method to fine-tune the …
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Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm
7 months ago

Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Transistors, tiny semiconductor devices that switch electricity on or off, revolutionized the electronics field when they were discovered in 1947. Originally half-inch-high pieces of germanium, transistors today are mainly composed …
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Search for Lightweight Alloying Solutions Earns Team a Gordon Bell Finalist Nomination
7 months ago

Search for Lightweight Alloying Solutions Earns Team a Gordon Bell Finalist Nomination

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Alloys—mixtures of two or more metals—are designed to be stronger, more ductile (pliable), or more durable than pure elements. Steel is one of the most popular alloy materials, but its …
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Previewing the New Frontier of High-Performance Computing
7 months ago

Previewing the New Frontier of High-Performance Computing

By  •  7 months ago  •  People, Science

In the main banquet room of Knoxville, Tennessee’s downtown Hilton Hotel, more than 150 scientists from around the world got their first peek at the exascale computing power that will …
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Quantum Processors are Now Challenging Conventional HPC Systems
8 months ago

Quantum Processors are Now Challenging Conventional HPC Systems

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

To prove quantum supremacy, a joint research team from Google Inc., NASA Ames Research Center, and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), needed to rule out that …
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ORNL Celebrates First National Exascale Day on October 18
8 months ago

ORNL Celebrates First National Exascale Day on October 18

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

On October 18, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will celebrate the first-ever National Exascale Day.

The holiday—an initiative of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) …
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Summit Simulates How Humans Will ‘Brake’ during Mars Landing
8 months ago

Summit Simulates How Humans Will ‘Brake’ during Mars Landing

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The type of vehicle that will carry people to the Red Planet is shaping up to be “like a two-story house you’re trying to land on another planet. The heat …
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2019 Gordon Bell Finalists Powered by Summit
8 months ago

2019 Gordon Bell Finalists Powered by Summit

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

It has been a little over a year since the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, officially debuted the …
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Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar
8 months ago

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The black cottonwood tree, or Populus trichocarpa (poplar), serves as a model organism for scientists studying the structure, growth, development, and genetics of plants. Poplar was the first tree genome scientists …
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Titan Supercomputer and Spallation Neutron Source Unite to Probe the Inner Workings of c-Src kinase
8 months ago

Titan Supercomputer and Spallation Neutron Source Unite to Probe the Inner Workings of c-Src kinase

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Proteins are the workhorses of our body’s cells, performing vital functions we can’t live without—everything from helping form antibodies to transporting nutrients to providing structure for the cells themselves. The …
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GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons
9 months ago

GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The ability to simulate turbulent phenomena using high-performance computing (HPC) can provide industry with important insights for efficient engine design. Second only to the ability to perform these critical simulations …
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CAAR Partnerships for Frontier Announced
9 months ago

CAAR Partnerships for Frontier Announced

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In preparation for the Frontier supercomputer, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has selected eight research projects to participate in its Center for Accelerated …
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ORNL-VA Collaboration Targets Veteran Suicide Epidemic
9 months ago

ORNL-VA Collaboration Targets Veteran Suicide Epidemic

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

More than 6,000 veterans died by suicide in 2016, and from 2005 to 2016, the rate of veteran suicides in the United States increased by more than 25 percent.

Suicide …
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From Simulation to Automation in a Data-Rich World
9 months ago

From Simulation to Automation in a Data-Rich World

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

Long …
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Igniting a New Class of Combustion Research
10 months ago

Igniting a New Class of Combustion Research

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

The …
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Galactic Winds Demystified
10 months ago

Galactic Winds Demystified

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team of astrophysicists created a set of galactic wind simulations of the highest resolution ever …
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ALCC Program Awards 6 Million Hours on OLCF Resources
10 months ago

ALCC Program Awards 6 Million Hours on OLCF Resources

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Science

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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