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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Speeding up simulations
3 weeks ago

Speeding up simulations

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

Artificial intelligence has transformed industrial research and development in recent decades during what scientists call “the AI revolution.” The technology enables detailed simulations and high-speed modeling that can streamline the …
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Summit Fires up Predictive Breakthrough for Gas Turbines
3 months ago

Summit Fires up Predictive Breakthrough for Gas Turbines

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

Gas-fired turbines keep electric generators humming around the world, from power plants and factories to hospitals and universities. But the combustion process that fuels these engines comes with a billion-dollar-a-year …
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Pioneering Frontier: Meeting Industry at Scale
9 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Meeting Industry at Scale

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented ORNL employees behind the construction and operation of the OLCF’s incoming exascale supercomputer, Frontier. The HPE Cray system is scheduled …
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GE Spins up Supercomputer Models to Zero in on Energy Loss in Turbines
1 year ago

GE Spins up Supercomputer Models to Zero in on Energy Loss in Turbines

By  •  1 year ago  •  Events, Featured, Industry

High-pressure turbines are complex pieces of engineering and vital components of gas turbines used to propel jet engines. The more efficient these jet engines are, the better the outcomes for …
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Sparks Fly in Marriage of GE’s GENESIS Code and the Summit Supercomputer
2 years ago

Sparks Fly in Marriage of GE’s GENESIS Code and the Summit Supercomputer

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

General Electric (GE)—a company well-known for its contributions to aviation, power, renewable energy, and more—aims to design gas turbine jet engines that are world leading in efficiency, emissions, and durability. …
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Record-Breaking Year for OLCF GPU Hackathons Ends with Annual Knoxville, Tennessee, Event
3 years ago

Record-Breaking Year for OLCF GPU Hackathons Ends with Annual Knoxville, Tennessee, Event

By  •  3 years ago  •  Events

In late October, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) wrapped up its 2019 hackathon series with an event hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, that …
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GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons
3 years ago

GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons

By  •  3 years ago  •  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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Pinnacle Engines Develops Efficient, Low-Emission Gasoline Engine Using Supercomputing
4 years ago

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

By  •  4 years 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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SmartTruck Steps Up Simulations for Certification by Computation
4 years ago

SmartTruck Steps Up Simulations for Certification by Computation

By  •  4 years ago  •  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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Boosting Industry with OpenACC
4 years ago

Boosting Industry with OpenACC

By  •  4 years ago  •  Industry

One of the biggest hurdles for users who want to take advantage of accelerated computing is the time required to write and update software. That’s especially true for industrial users, …
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Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA
4 years ago

Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA

By  •  4 years ago  •  Industry

In 2012, a small Berkeley, California, startup called KatRisk set out to improve the quality of worldwide flood risk maps. With backgrounds in engineering, hydrology, and risk modeling, the company’s …
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GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer
4 years ago

GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

Most car owners in the United States do not think twice about passing over the diesel pump at the gas station. Instead, diesel fuel mostly powers our shipping trucks, boats, …
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