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Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm
3 months ago

Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm

By  •  3 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
3 months ago

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

By  •  3 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
3 months ago

SULI Profile: Jess Woods

By  •  3 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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Previewing the New Frontier of High-Performance Computing
3 months ago

Previewing the New Frontier of High-Performance Computing

By  •  3 months ago  •  People, Science

In the main banquet room of Knoxville, Tennessee’s downtown Hilton Hotel, more than 150 scientists from around the world got their first peek at the exascale computing power that will …
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Quantum Processors are Now Challenging Conventional HPC Systems
3 months ago

Quantum Processors are Now Challenging Conventional HPC Systems

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

To prove quantum supremacy, a joint research team from Google Inc., NASA Ames Research Center, and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), needed to rule out that …
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ORNL Celebrates First National Exascale Day on October 18
3 months ago

ORNL Celebrates First National Exascale Day on October 18

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

On October 18, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will celebrate the first-ever National Exascale Day.

The holiday—an initiative of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) …
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Summit Simulates How Humans Will ‘Brake’ during Mars Landing
4 months ago

Summit Simulates How Humans Will ‘Brake’ during Mars Landing

By  •  4 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
4 months ago

2019 Gordon Bell Finalists Powered by Summit

By  •  4 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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Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar
4 months ago

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

By  •  4 months 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
4 months ago

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

By  •  4 months 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
5 months ago

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

By  •  5 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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GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons
5 months ago

GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons

By  •  5 months 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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