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ORNL Scientists Make Fundamental Discovery to Creating Better Crops
11 months ago

ORNL Scientists Make Fundamental Discovery to Creating Better Crops

By  •  11 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Written by: Stephanie Seay, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the specific gene that controls an …
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PPPL’s Will Fox Honored for Research on Titan
11 months ago

PPPL’s Will Fox Honored for Research on Titan

By  •  11 months ago  •  Science

Will Fox, a research scientist at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and long-time user of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), has received …
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Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy
11 months ago

Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy

By  •  11 months ago  •  Featured, Science

For decades, scientists have sought to control nuclear fusion—the energy that powers the sun and other stars—by developing massive fusion reactors to produce and contain plasma, with the goal of …
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Predicting Material Properties with Quantum Monte Carlo
11 months ago

Predicting Material Properties with Quantum Monte Carlo

By  •  11 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Written by: Nils Heinonen, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

Recent advances in quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods have the potential to revolutionize computational materials science, a discipline traditionally driven by density …
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A Data-Driven Journey to the Center of the Earth
11 months ago

A Data-Driven Journey to the Center of the Earth

By  •  11 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.

In …
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Summit Charts a Course to Uncover the Origins of Genetic Diseases
1 year ago

Summit Charts a Course to Uncover the Origins of Genetic Diseases

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

A visualization of a new structure of the human PIC. The spheres correspond to the positions of patient-derived mutations color-coded by disease phenotype. Video credit: Ivaylo Ivanov, …
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No Scaling Back: DOE, Cray, AMD to Bring Exascale to ORNL
1 year ago

No Scaling Back: DOE, Cray, AMD to Bring Exascale to ORNL

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 7, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced a contract with Cray Inc. to build the Frontier supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which …
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Science at Exascale: Tracing the Origins of Matter in Star Explosions
1 year ago

Science at Exascale: Tracing the Origins of Matter in Star Explosions

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Frontier is an exascale computer planned for delivery at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in 2021. The system will support a wide range of scientific applications for advanced modeling …
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Science at Exascale: Mapping Climate Patterns
1 year ago

Science at Exascale: Mapping Climate Patterns

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Frontier is an exascale computer planned for delivery at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in 2021. The system will support a wide range of scientific applications for advanced modeling …
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Science at Exascale: Simulating Small Modular Reactor Operations
1 year ago

Science at Exascale: Simulating Small Modular Reactor Operations

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Frontier is an exascale computer planned for delivery at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in 2021. The system will support a wide range of scientific applications for advanced modeling …
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Science at Exascale: Molecular Dynamics for Materials
1 year ago

Science at Exascale: Molecular Dynamics for Materials

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Frontier is an exascale computer planned for delivery at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in 2021. The system will support a wide range of scientific applications for advanced modeling …
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Science at Exascale: 3D Printing
1 year ago

Science at Exascale: 3D Printing

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Frontier is an exascale computer planned for delivery at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in 2021. The system will support a wide range of scientific applications for advanced modeling …
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Science at Exascale: The Future of Fusion Modeling
1 year ago

Science at Exascale: The Future of Fusion Modeling

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Frontier is an exascale computer planned for delivery at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in 2021. The system will support a wide range of scientific applications for advanced modeling …
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CAAR Accepting Application Team Proposals for Frontier System
1 year ago

CAAR Accepting Application Team Proposals for Frontier System

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

As details about the Frontier supercomputer emerge, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is seeking partnerships with select applications teams to develop scientific applications …
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Virtual Universes
1 year ago

Virtual Universes

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Using Summit, the world’s most powerful supercomputer housed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team led by Argonne National Laboratory ran three of the largest cosmological simulations known to date. …
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Simulations Identify Importance of Lattice Distortions in Ion-Conducting  Fuel Cell Materials
1 year ago

Simulations Identify Importance of Lattice Distortions in Ion-Conducting Fuel Cell Materials

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Ionic conduction involves the movement of ions from one location to another inside a material. The ions travel through point defects, which are irregularities in the otherwise consistent arrangement of …
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U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE Program Seeks Proposals for 2020
1 year ago

U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE Program Seeks Proposals for 2020

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Media Contact: Katie Bethea, betheakl@ornl.gov James Collins, jcollins@anl.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, …
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Laser Focus Sheds Light on Two Sources of Nanoparticle Formation
1 year ago

Laser Focus Sheds Light on Two Sources of Nanoparticle Formation

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Although previous research shows that metal nanoparticles have properties useful for various biomedical applications, many mysteries remain regarding how these tiny materials form, including the processes that generate size variations. …
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Getting a Big Look at Tiny Particles
1 year ago

Getting a Big Look at Tiny Particles

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

At the turn of the 20th century, scientists discovered that atoms were composed of smaller particles. They found that inside each atom, negatively charged electrons orbit a nucleus made of …
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Supercomputers to Help Supercharge Ceramic Matrix Composite Manufacturing
1 year ago

Supercomputers to Help Supercharge Ceramic Matrix Composite Manufacturing

By  •  1 year 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
1 year ago

Solving A Beta Decay Puzzle

By  •  1 year 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
1 year ago

Modeling the Origin Story of the Elements

By  •  1 year 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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