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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Summit Helps Forge Stronger Flights
4 weeks ago

Summit Helps Forge Stronger Flights

By  •  4 weeks 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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Scientists Use Summit Supercomputer to Explore Exotic Stellar Phenomena
3 months ago

Scientists Use Summit Supercomputer to Explore Exotic Stellar Phenomena

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Understanding how a thermonuclear flame spreads across the surface of a neutron star — and what that spreading can tell us about the relationship between the neutron star’s …
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Planning for a Smooth Landing on Mars
3 months ago

Planning for a Smooth Landing on Mars

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A U.S. mission to land astronauts on the surface of Mars will be unlike any other extraterrestrial landing ever undertaken by NASA.

Although the space agency …
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CyberShake Study Uses Summit Supercomputer to Investigate Earthquake Hazards
4 months ago

CyberShake Study Uses Summit Supercomputer to Investigate Earthquake Hazards

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

Researchers at the Statewide California Earthquake Center, or SCEC, are unraveling the mysteries of earthquakes by using physics-based computational models running on high-performance computing systems at the Department …
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OLCF Announces SummitPLUS Allocations
5 months ago

OLCF Announces SummitPLUS Allocations

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility has informed the recipients of high-performance computing time through the SummitPLUS allocation program, which extends the operation of the …
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Frontier Search for Lightweight, Flexible Alloys Wins Gordon Bell Prize
7 months ago

Frontier Search for Lightweight, Flexible Alloys Wins Gordon Bell Prize

By  •  7 months 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
7 months ago

Big Flex for Big Science

By  •  7 months 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
7 months ago

OLCF Hosts First In-Person User Meeting Since Breaking Exascale Barrier

By  •  7 months 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
9 months ago

Oxygen-28 Unbound

By  •  9 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
11 months ago

Advancing Nanoscience Through Largescale MD Simulations

By  •  11 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
11 months ago

New Insights Into a Shapeshifting Protein Complex

By  •  11 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
11 months ago

Peering into the Universe’s Dark Matter

By  •  11 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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