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OLCF News

News and Highlights from the OLCF

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

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

By  •  9 months 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
12 months ago

SmartTruck Steps Up Simulations for Certification by Computation

By  •  12 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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Boosting Industry with OpenACC
1 year ago

Boosting Industry with OpenACC

By  •  1 year 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
1 year ago

Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA

By  •  1 year 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
2 years ago

GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer

By  •  2 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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New Boeing Method Accelerates Turbulence Modeling Uncertainty Analysis
2 years ago

New Boeing Method Accelerates Turbulence Modeling Uncertainty Analysis

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Boeing has long used computational tools as part of its aircraft design process, but now engineers at the world’s largest aerospace company are increasingly shifting their focus from traditional subscale …
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OLCF 25: Building a SmartTruck
2 years ago

OLCF 25: Building a SmartTruck

By  •  2 years ago  •  OLCF History

In 2017, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility celebrated 25 years of leadership in high-performance computing. This article is part of a series summarizing a dozen significant contributions to science …
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OLCF 25: Improving Everyday Products
2 years ago

OLCF 25: Improving Everyday Products

By  •  2 years ago  •  OLCF History

In 2017, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility celebrated 25 years of leadership in high-performance computing. This article is part of a series summarizing a dozen significant contributions to science …
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OLCF Helps GE Deliver Next-Generation Gas Turbines
2 years ago

OLCF Helps GE Deliver Next-Generation Gas Turbines

By  •  2 years ago  •  Industry

In 2017, US-based General Electric (GE) delivered its newest heavy-duty gas turbine, the 7HA.02, to two power plants in Texas. The installations marked a milestone in natural gas–derived electricity generation, …
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UTRC Researchers Take Flight with Graphics Processing Units for Large Eddy Simulations
3 years ago

UTRC Researchers Take Flight with Graphics Processing Units for Large Eddy Simulations

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Farmington, Connecticut–based United Technologies Corporation (UTC) provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.  The corporation’s research and innovation arm, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), supports …
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OLCF and GE Receive 2016 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award
3 years ago

OLCF and GE Receive 2016 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award

By  •  3 years ago  •  People

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility and General Electric, an industry user of the OLCF’s 27-petaflop Titan supercomputer, have been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Use of HPC Application in the Energy Industry.
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Streamlining Accelerated Computing for Industry
3 years ago

Streamlining Accelerated Computing for Industry

By  •  3 years ago  •  Industry, Science

Scientists and engineers striving to create the next machine-age marvel—whether it be a more aerodynamic rocket, a faster race car, or a higher-efficiency jet engine—depend on reliable analysis and feedback …
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