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Washington Symposium Highlighted Science Enabled by Hybrid Supercomputing

By  •  9 years ago  •  Technology

ORNL, which operates the premier leadership computing facility for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, gathered experts in science, engineering, and computing from around the world to discuss research advances that are now possible with extreme-scale hybrid supercomputers.
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ORNL Process Improves Catalytic Rate of Enzymes by 3,000 Percent

By  •  9 years ago  •  Science

In a paper published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, a team led by ORNL’s Pratul Agarwal described a process that aims to improve upon nature – and it happens in the blink of an eye.
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2013 INCITE CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPENS APRIL 11, 2012

By  •  9 years ago  •  Science

To submit an application, please visit http://hpc.science.doe.gov for details about the proposal requirements.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science provides a portfolio of high-performance computing facilities housing some …
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Carbon Dioxide Caused Global Warming at Ice Age’s End, Pioneering Simulation Shows
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Carbon Dioxide Caused Global Warming at Ice Age’s End, Pioneering Simulation Shows

By  •  9 years ago  •  Science

A multi-institutional team used a global dataset of paleoclimate records and the Jaguar supercomputer at ORNL to find the perform an unprecedented climate simulation. The results, published in the April 5 issue of Nature, analyze 15,000 years of climate history.
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Jaguar Helps Researchers Trap the Power of Sunlight

By  •  9 years ago  •  Science

A supercomputer at ORNL is helping scientists simulate a process leaves do naturallycapturing sunlight and turning it into energy.
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Accelerators Workshop Informs Attendees about Innovative Hardware and Methods

By  •  9 years ago  •  Technology

ORNL and the University of Tennessee’s Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) hosted a workshop, Electronic Structure Calculation Methods on Accelerators, at ORNL February 5-8 to bring together researchers, computational scientists, and industry developers.
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Major GPU Conference Just Around the Corner

By  •  9 years ago  •  Technology

OLCF users are invited to attend the upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC) May 14-17 in San Jose, California.
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Washington, D.C., Symposium to Highlight Science Enabled by Hybrid Supercomputing

By  •  9 years ago  •  People

Transformational work in combustion, nuclear energy, seismology and more to be discussed

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 15, 2012—Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which operates the premier leadership computing facility for …
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ORNL Completes First Phase of Titan Supercomputer Transition

By  •  9 years ago  •  Technology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jaguar supercomputer has completed the first phase of an upgrade that will keep it among the most powerful scientific computing systems in the world.
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Chu Visits ORNL

By  •  9 years ago  •  People

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently made a quick visit to ORNL, where he got a briefing on advanced computer simulations of nuclear energy and even took a turn experiencing the 3D environment of a virtual reactor’s nuclear core.
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Workshop Prepares HPC Users for Titan

By  •  9 years ago  •  People

ORNL is upgrading its Jaguar supercomputer to become Titan, a Cray XK6 that will be capable of 10 to 20 petaflops by early 2013. To prepare users for impending changes to the computer’s architecture, OLCF staff held a series of workshops January 23 through 27.
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Climate Scientists Compute in Concert

By  •  9 years ago  •  Science

Researchers at ORNL are sharing computational resources and expertise to improve the detail and performance of a scientific application code that is the product of one of the world’s largest collaborations of climate researchers.
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Women in Physics Attendees Tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory

By  •  9 years ago  •  People

Hai Ah Nam, a computational scientist a the OLCF, and Channa Palmer, ORNL university recruiter, led the SCUWP group through tours of ORNL’s historic Graphite Reactor, Spallation Neutron Source, OLCF, and the Everest Powerwall, a 30-foot screen for scientific visualizations.
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Lustre File System Named A Top Trend

By  •  9 years ago  •  Technology

Community development of the Lustre file system was named one of HPCwire.com’s most important trends in 2011. This came as no surprise to the computational science community at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
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Computer Scientists Collect Computing Tools for Next-Generation Machines

By  •  9 years ago  •  Technology

With Titan’s arrival, fundamental changes to computer architectures will challenge researchers from every scientific discipline. Members of the OLCF’s Application Performance Tools (APT) group understand the challenge. Their goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible.
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