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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Summit Helps Forge Stronger Flights
2 months ago

Summit Helps Forge Stronger Flights

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

Titanium alloys serve as cornerstone materials for the aerospace industry — stronger and lighter than steel, resistant to rust and corrosion and resilient past the melting points of most other …
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Exascale Drives Industry Innovation for a Better Future
10 months ago

Exascale Drives Industry Innovation for a Better Future

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

By Caryn Meissner, ECP contributing writer

 

Outside the high-performance computing, or HPC, community, exascale may seem more like fodder for science fiction than a powerful tool for scientific research. …
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GE Aerospace Runs One of the world’s Largest Supercomputer Simulations to Test Revolutionary New Open Fan Engine Architecture
1 year ago

GE Aerospace Runs One of the world’s Largest Supercomputer Simulations to Test Revolutionary New Open Fan Engine Architecture

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science
  • GE Aerospace is first business to use the U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Frontier supercomputer, the world’s fastest supercomputer
  • Frontier can process billions …
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NREL, GE Research Team Find Critical Adjustments To Improve Wind Turbine Design
1 year ago

NREL, GE Research Team Find Critical Adjustments To Improve Wind Turbine Design

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

By Brooke Van Zandt, NREL Originally posted by NREL: NREL, GE Research Team Find Critical Adjustments To Improve Wind Turbine Design

 

Low-level jet streams, also known as low-level jets (LLJs), …
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Speeding up simulations
2 years ago

Speeding up simulations

By  •  2 years 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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New Deep Learning Techniques Lead to Materials Imaging Breakthrough
2 years ago

New Deep Learning Techniques Lead to Materials Imaging Breakthrough

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

Supercomputers help researchers study the causes and effects—usually in that order—of complex phenomena. However, scientists occasionally need to deduce the origins of scientific phenomena based on observable results. These so-called …
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Summit Fires up Predictive Breakthrough for Gas Turbines
2 years ago

Summit Fires up Predictive Breakthrough for Gas Turbines

By  •  2 years 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
3 years ago

Pioneering Frontier: Meeting Industry at Scale

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

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

By  •  3 years 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
4 years ago

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

By  •  4 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
5 years ago

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

By  •  5 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
5 years ago

GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons

By  •  5 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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