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News and Highlights from the OLCF

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

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

By  •  3 months ago  •  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
10 months ago

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

By  •  10 months 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
1 year ago

GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, 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
2 years ago

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

By  •  2 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
2 years ago

SmartTruck Steps Up Simulations for Certification by Computation

By  •  2 years 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
2 years ago

Boosting Industry with OpenACC

By  •  2 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
3 years ago

Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA

By  •  3 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
3 years ago

GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer

By  •  3 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
3 years ago

New Boeing Method Accelerates Turbulence Modeling Uncertainty Analysis

By  •  3 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: Improving Everyday Products
3 years ago

OLCF 25: Improving Everyday Products

By  •  3 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: Building a SmartTruck
3 years ago

OLCF 25: Building a SmartTruck

By  •  3 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
3 years ago

OLCF Helps GE Deliver Next-Generation Gas Turbines

By  •  3 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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