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News and Highlights from the OLCF

United States Continues To Lead World In Supercomputing
9 months ago

United States Continues To Lead World In Supercomputing

By  •  9 months 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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In Its 15th year, INCITE Advances Open Science with Supercomputer Grants to 47 Projects
9 months ago

In Its 15th year, INCITE Advances Open Science with Supercomputer Grants to 47 Projects

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

MEDIA CONTACTS: Katie Bethea Oak Ridge National Laboratory betheakl@ornl.gov 865-576-8039 Brian Grabowski Argonne National Laboratory bgrabowski@anl.gov 630-252-1232 OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2019—

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of …
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The OLCF to Mentor Interns Competing at SC19
9 months ago

The OLCF to Mentor Interns Competing at SC19

By  •  9 months ago  •  Events, People

This year, the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will be hosting a team at the 13th Student Cluster Competition (SCC) in Denver, CO.

Developed in 2007 …
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Modeling Every Building in America Starts with Chattanooga
9 months ago

Modeling Every Building in America Starts with Chattanooga

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Buildings use 40 percent of America’s primary energy and 75 percent of its electricity, which can jump to 80 percent when a majority of the population is at home using …
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Can a UNICORN Outrun Earthquakes?
9 months ago

Can a UNICORN Outrun Earthquakes?

By  •  9 months 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
9 months ago

AI for Plant Breeding in an Ever-Changing Climate

By  •  9 months 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
9 months ago

A New Parallel Strategy for Tackling Turbulence on Summit

By  •  9 months 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
9 months ago

Deep Learning Expands Study of Nuclear Waste Remediation

By  •  9 months 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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In the Mix
9 months ago

In the Mix

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

by Sara Shoemaker

Mixing metals into alloys is an age-old practice. The tedious trial and error of heating, cooling, testing, and remixing was once the only method to fine-tune the …
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Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm
9 months ago

Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm

By  •  9 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
9 months ago

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

By  •  9 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
9 months ago

SULI Profile: Jess Woods

By  •  9 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
9 months ago

Previewing the New Frontier of High-Performance Computing

By  •  9 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
10 months ago

Quantum Processors are Now Challenging Conventional HPC Systems

By  •  10 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
10 months ago

ORNL Celebrates First National Exascale Day on October 18

By  •  10 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
10 months ago

Summit Simulates How Humans Will ‘Brake’ during Mars Landing

By  •  10 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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