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Scaling Deep Learning for Science
11 months ago

Scaling Deep Learning for Science

By  •  11 months ago  •  Science

Deep neural networks—a form of artificial intelligence—have demonstrated mastery of tasks once thought uniquely human. Their triumphs have ranged from identifying animals in images, to recognizing human speech, to winning …
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OLCF to Celebrate 25 Years of HPC Leadership
12 months ago

OLCF to Celebrate 25 Years of HPC Leadership

By  •  12 months ago  •  Science

Twenty-five years ago, established computing architectures in the United States were approaching their limits, while the country’s need for computing power to solve challenging problems in science, energy, and national …
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OLCF Staff Honored for Excellence in Science, Technology, and Support
12 months ago

OLCF Staff Honored for Excellence in Science, Technology, and Support

By  •  12 months ago  •  Science

Several Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) staff members were recognized at the annual Awards Night of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on October …
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Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan
1 year ago

Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

The same fusion reactions that power the sun also occur inside a tokamak, a device that uses magnetic fields to confine and control plasmas of 100-plus million degrees. Under extreme …
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Sodium Shakedown in Dopamine Research
1 year ago

Sodium Shakedown in Dopamine Research

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

The chemical neurotransmitter dopamine is critical to sending and receiving signals in the nervous system linked to motor movements, learning, and habit formation, which is why many therapies for drug …
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Titan Helps Researchers Suck Mystery Out of Cell’s ‘Vacuum Cleaners’
1 year ago

Titan Helps Researchers Suck Mystery Out of Cell’s ‘Vacuum Cleaners’

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

In the fight against cancer, cancer cells often find ways to fight back. One means is by stocking the cell membrane with proteins that pump foreign substances—including anticancer drugs—out of …
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ALCC Program Awards 1 Billion Hours on OLCF Resources
1 year ago

ALCC Program Awards 1 Billion Hours on OLCF Resources

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Each year, projects 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 National Laboratory (ORNL)—are awarded …
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Galactic Winds Push Researchers to Probe Galaxies at Unprecedented Scale
1 year ago

Galactic Winds Push Researchers to Probe Galaxies at Unprecedented Scale

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

When astronomers peer into the universe, what they see often exceeds the limits of human understanding. Such is the case with low-mass galaxies—galaxies a fraction of the size of …
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Titan Simulations Show Importance of Close 2-way Coupling Between Human and Earth Systems
1 year ago

Titan Simulations Show Importance of Close 2-way Coupling Between Human and Earth Systems

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

A new integrated computational climate model developed to reduce uncertainties in future climate predictions marks the first successful attempt to bridge Earth systems with energy and economic models and …
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3-D Models Help Scientists Gauge Flood Impact
1 year ago

3-D Models Help Scientists Gauge Flood Impact

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Heavy rainfall can cause rivers and drainage systems to overflow or dams to break, leading to flood events that bring damage to property and road systems as well potential loss …
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How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?
1 year ago

How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Fusion, the energy that powers the stars, might one day provide abundant energy here on Earth.

In a nuclear fusion reactor, the hot, charged gas known as plasma reaches out …
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Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys
1 year ago

Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

High-temperature alloys, often used in power plants and automobile engines, are valued in engineering because they can withstand temperatures that are a high fraction of their melting point. Operating power …
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