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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Tiny Transistor Leads to Big Win for ETH Zurich, 2019 ACM Gordon Bell Prize Winner
3 weeks ago

Tiny Transistor Leads to Big Win for ETH Zurich, 2019 ACM Gordon Bell Prize Winner

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

A team from ETH Zürich has been awarded the 2019 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM’s) Gordon Bell Prize for its work simulating quantum transport—or the transport of electric charge carriers …
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United States Continues To Lead World In Supercomputing
4 weeks ago

United States Continues To Lead World In Supercomputing

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the world’s TOP500 Supercomputers were unveiled, and once again asserted U.S. supremacy in supercomputing. The Summit machine at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory again ranked first in …
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Can a UNICORN Outrun Earthquakes?
4 weeks ago

Can a UNICORN Outrun Earthquakes?

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Each year, anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands of deaths are attributed to the catastrophic effects of major earthquakes. Apart from ground shaking, earthquake hazards include landslides, …
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AI for Plant Breeding in an Ever-Changing Climate
4 weeks ago

AI for Plant Breeding in an Ever-Changing Climate

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

How might artificial intelligence (AI) impact agriculture, the food industry, and the field of bioengineering? Dan Jacobson, a research and development staff member in the Biosciences Division at the US …
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A New Parallel Strategy for Tackling Turbulence on Summit
4 weeks ago

A New Parallel Strategy for Tackling Turbulence on Summit

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Turbulence, the state of disorderly fluid motion, is a scientific puzzle of great complexity. Turbulence permeates many applications in science and engineering, including combustion, pollutant transport, weather forecasting, astrophysics, and …
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Deep Learning Expands Study of Nuclear Waste Remediation
1 month ago

Deep Learning Expands Study of Nuclear Waste Remediation

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

Contact: Kathy Kincade, kkincade@lbl.gov, +1 510 495 2124

A research collaboration between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Brown University, and NVIDIA has achieved exaflop performance on …
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Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm
2 months ago

Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Transistors, tiny semiconductor devices that switch electricity on or off, revolutionized the electronics field when they were discovered in 1947. Originally half-inch-high pieces of germanium, transistors today are mainly composed …
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Search for Lightweight Alloying Solutions Earns Team a Gordon Bell Finalist Nomination
2 months ago

Search for Lightweight Alloying Solutions Earns Team a Gordon Bell Finalist Nomination

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Alloys—mixtures of two or more metals—are designed to be stronger, more ductile (pliable), or more durable than pure elements. Steel is one of the most popular alloy materials, but its …
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SULI Profile: Jess Woods
2 months ago

SULI Profile: Jess Woods

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

When Jess Woods enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), he was sure he’d pursue a degree in studio art. He loved oil painting, and it …
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Summit Simulates How Humans Will ‘Brake’ during Mars Landing
2 months ago

Summit Simulates How Humans Will ‘Brake’ during Mars Landing

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The type of vehicle that will carry people to the Red Planet is shaping up to be “like a two-story house you’re trying to land on another planet. The heat …
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2019 Gordon Bell Finalists Powered by Summit
2 months ago

2019 Gordon Bell Finalists Powered by Summit

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

It has been a little over a year since the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, officially debuted the …
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ORNL Staff Highlight OpenACC’s Role in HPC at Annual Meeting
3 months ago

ORNL Staff Highlight OpenACC’s Role in HPC at Annual Meeting

By  •  3 months ago  •  Events

OpenMP and OpenACC are widely used directive-based application program interfaces (APIs) that allow computer scientists and engineers to program applications on shared memory and accelerator architectures on high-performance computing (HPC) …
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