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Titan Speeds Inquiry into Engine Alloys That Can Take the Heat
4 months ago

Titan Speeds Inquiry into Engine Alloys That Can Take the Heat

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

Simulations performed on the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) filled in a knowledge gap about high-temperature–capable alloys and inspired engineers to successfully develop …
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Uncharted Territory
4 months ago

Uncharted Territory

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Ambitious supercomputers attract ambitious users. After debuting as the world’s fastest supercomputer in June, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) 200-petaflop Summit is already demonstrating its utility for solving …
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SmartTruck Steps Up Simulations for Certification by Computation
5 months ago

SmartTruck Steps Up Simulations for Certification by Computation

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Long-haul tractor trailers, often referred to as “18-wheelers,” transport everything from household goods to supermarket foodstuffs across the United States every year. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, these …
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Transforming Gas into Fuels with Better Alloys
5 months ago

Transforming Gas into Fuels with Better Alloys

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Technological advances in oil and gas well stimulation over the past decade now allow for the production of natural gas from shale gas trapped in rock formations underground. With the …
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ALCC Program Awards 14 Projects a Combined 729.5 Million Core Hours at the OLCF
5 months ago

ALCC Program Awards 14 Projects a Combined 729.5 Million Core Hours at the OLCF

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

Every year, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) provides scientists with time on world-class computational resources across the country through the ASCR Leadership …
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Titan Helps Scientists Fine-Tune Laser Interactions to Advance Cancer Treatments
6 months ago

Titan Helps Scientists Fine-Tune Laser Interactions to Advance Cancer Treatments

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

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

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

By  •  8 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
8 months ago

Another First for Quantum

By  •  8 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
9 months ago

Nuclear Physicists Wield HPC to Uncover Magic Isotopes

By  •  9 months ago  •  Science

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
9 months ago

Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution

By  •  9 months ago  •  Science

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
9 months ago

A Problem with Polymer Theory

By  •  9 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
10 months ago

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

By  •  10 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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