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Frontier search for lightweight, flexible alloys wins Gordon Bell Prize
2 weeks ago

Frontier search for lightweight, flexible alloys wins Gordon Bell Prize

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

A team of eight scientists won the Association for Computing Machinery’s 2023 Gordon Bell Prize for their study that used the world’s first exascale supercomputer to run one of the …
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Big flex for big science
2 weeks ago

Big flex for big science

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers used the world’s first exascale supercomputer to run one of the largest simulations of an alloy ever and achieve near-quantum accuracy.

The study led by the University of Michigan’s …
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OLCF hosts first in-person user meeting since breaking exascale barrier
2 weeks ago

OLCF hosts first in-person user meeting since breaking exascale barrier

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Events

In October, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility — a Department of Energy Office of Science user facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory — hosted its 19th annual …
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Oxygen-28 Unbound
3 months ago

Oxygen-28 Unbound

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Isotopes — atoms of a particular element that have different numbers of neutrons — can be used for a variety of tasks, from tracking climate change to conducting …
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Advancing Nanoscience Through Largescale MD Simulations
5 months ago

Advancing Nanoscience Through Largescale MD Simulations

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Over the past decade, teams of engineers, chemists and biologists have analyzed the physical and chemical properties of cicada wings, hoping to unlock the secret of their ability …
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New Insights Into a Shapeshifting Protein Complex
5 months ago

New Insights Into a Shapeshifting Protein Complex

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Transcription factor IIH, or TFIIH, pronounced “TF two H,” is a veritable workhorse among the protein complexes that control human cell activity. It plays critical roles both in …
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Peering into the Universe’s Dark Matter
5 months ago

Peering into the Universe’s Dark Matter

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A research team from the University of California, Santa Cruz, have used the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit supercomputer to run one of the most complete cosmological …
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Reaching a New Summit for Supernova Simulations
5 months ago

Reaching a New Summit for Supernova Simulations

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

As a result of largescale 3D supernova simulations conducted on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit supercomputer by researchers from the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge …
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Summit study fathoms troubled waters of ocean turbulence
6 months ago

Summit study fathoms troubled waters of ocean turbulence

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Simulations performed on the Summit supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory revealed new insights into the role of turbulence in mixing fluids and could open new …
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Learning with the flow
6 months ago

Learning with the flow

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

The bigger the swirl, the bigger the problem — and the bigger the computing power needed to solve it.

Computational fluid dynamics researchers have spent decades studying how liquids and …
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Computational Study Finds Genetic Links, Therapy Targets for Varicose Veins
10 months ago

Computational Study Finds Genetic Links, Therapy Targets for Varicose Veins

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Media Contact: Stephanie G Seay

As part of a multi-institutional research project, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory leveraged their computational systems biology expertise and the …
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OLCF’s 2022 User Meeting Held Virtually on Heels of Frontier Launch
12 months ago

OLCF’s 2022 User Meeting Held Virtually on Heels of Frontier Launch

By  •  12 months ago  •  Events

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), hosted its …
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