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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Summit Simulates How Humans Will ‘Brake’ during Mars Landing
5 days ago

Summit Simulates How Humans Will ‘Brake’ during Mars Landing

By  •  5 days 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
5 days ago

2019 Gordon Bell Finalists Powered by Summit

By  •  5 days 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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Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar
2 weeks ago

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

The black cottonwood tree, or Populus trichocarpa (poplar), serves as a model organism for scientists studying the structure, growth, development, and genetics of plants. Poplar was the first tree genome scientists …
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Titan Supercomputer and Spallation Neutron Source Unite to Probe the Inner Workings of c-Src kinase
2 weeks ago

Titan Supercomputer and Spallation Neutron Source Unite to Probe the Inner Workings of c-Src kinase

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Proteins are the workhorses of our body’s cells, performing vital functions we can’t live without—everything from helping form antibodies to transporting nutrients to providing structure for the cells themselves. The …
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ORNL Staff Highlight OpenACC’s Role in HPC at Annual Meeting
1 month ago

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

By  •  1 month 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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GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons
1 month ago

GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons

By  •  1 month 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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CAAR Partnerships for Frontier Announced
1 month ago

CAAR Partnerships for Frontier Announced

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

In preparation for the Frontier supercomputer, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has selected eight research projects to participate in its Center for Accelerated …
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ORNL-VA Collaboration Targets Veteran Suicide Epidemic
2 months ago

ORNL-VA Collaboration Targets Veteran Suicide Epidemic

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

More than 6,000 veterans died by suicide in 2016, and from 2005 to 2016, the rate of veteran suicides in the United States increased by more than 25 percent.

Suicide …
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From Simulation to Automation in a Data-Rich World
2 months ago

From Simulation to Automation in a Data-Rich World

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

Long …
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Summer Interns Gain Hands-On Experience at Massive Scale
2 months ago

Summer Interns Gain Hands-On Experience at Massive Scale

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

Each year, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) welcomes a new group of summer interns from a wide range of backgrounds.

Through opportunities offered by …
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Igniting a New Class of Combustion Research
2 months ago

Igniting a New Class of Combustion Research

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

The …
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Galactic Winds Demystified
2 months ago

Galactic Winds Demystified

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team of astrophysicists created a set of galactic wind simulations of the highest resolution ever …
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