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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Supercomputers to Help Supercharge Ceramic Matrix Composite Manufacturing
1 week ago

Supercomputers to Help Supercharge Ceramic Matrix Composite Manufacturing

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, Science

During chemical vapor infiltration, gaseous vapor reacts on the surface of the preform fibers at elevated temperatures to coat the material. If applied long enough, the gas …
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Solving A Beta Decay Puzzle
1 week ago

Solving A Beta Decay Puzzle

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, Science

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 11, 2019—An international collaboration including scientists at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) solved a 50-year-old puzzle that explains why beta decays …
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Modeling the origin story of the elements
3 weeks ago

Modeling the origin story of the elements

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Written by: Sean M. Simoneau, simoneausm@ornl.gov, 865.241.0709

More than 1800 years ago, Chinese astronomers puzzled over the sudden appearance of a bright “guest star” in the sky, unaware that they …
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New Geometric Model Improves Predictions of Fluid Flow in Rock
1 month ago

New Geometric Model Improves Predictions of Fluid Flow in Rock

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

Deep beneath the Earth’s surface, oil and groundwater percolate through gaps in rock and other geologic material. Hidden from sight, these critical resources pose a significant challenge for scientists seeking …
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ORNL Adds Powerful AI Appliances to Computing Portfolio
1 month ago

ORNL Adds Powerful AI Appliances to Computing Portfolio

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Technology

As home to three top-ranked supercomputers of the last decade, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has become synonymous with scientific computing at the largest …
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Network Enhancement Strengthens Ties Between OLCF, ESnet
2 months ago

Network Enhancement Strengthens Ties Between OLCF, ESnet

By  •  2 months ago  •  Technology

If data is the lifeblood of a scientific computing center, a resilient network can be the difference between new discoveries and costly service disruptions.

In November 2018, staff at the …
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A Sneak Peek at 19 Science Simulations for the Summit Supercomputer in 2019
2 months ago

A Sneak Peek at 19 Science Simulations for the Summit Supercomputer in 2019

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This month, Summit Early Science Program users are starting to work on some of the world’s toughest science problems on its most powerful supercomputer: the 200-petaflop, IBM AC922 Summit system …
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NCCS Introduces HPC Core Operations Group
2 months ago

NCCS Introduces HPC Core Operations Group

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

The National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS), which houses the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), has created the High-Performance Computing Core Operations (HPC Core Ops) Group to oversee the …
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OLCF Staff Elected to APS Division of Computational Physics Executive Committee
2 months ago

OLCF Staff Elected to APS Division of Computational Physics Executive Committee

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

This month, the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Computational Physics (DCOMP) elected two Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) staff members to its executive committee. The National Center for …
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ORNL Security Teams Prepare to Take the Heat with Cyber Fire
2 months ago

ORNL Security Teams Prepare to Take the Heat with Cyber Fire

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

The high-performance computing (HPC) cybersecurity engineers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) typically face small cybersecurity incidents, so they don’t often get a chance …
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Titan Takes Fluoride from Taps and Toothpaste to Batteries
3 months ago

Titan Takes Fluoride from Taps and Toothpaste to Batteries

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In today’s technology landscape, companies are continually making improvements to electronic devices. Bigger screens, better cameras, and smarter systems are just some of the improvements these companies promise to consumers …
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UT Students Get Bite-Sized Bits of Big Data Centers in ORNL-Led Course
3 months ago

UT Students Get Bite-Sized Bits of Big Data Centers in ORNL-Led Course

By  •  3 months ago  •  People

This fall, staff at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) once again contributed to the “Introduction to Data Centers” course at the University of Tennessee, …
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