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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Supercomputers and Airplanes Help Model Hurricane Structure and Intensity

By  •  8 years ago  •  Science

A research team led by Jon Reisner of Los Alamos National Laboratory is employing the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Jaguar supercomputer to use data from lightning detectors and even wind instruments mounted on planes flown into the eye of a hurricane to improve atmospheric models.
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ORNL Animations Garner Peer Praise and Prizes

By  •  8 years ago  •  People

Three animations created by ORNL computer visualization specialists Dave Pugmire and Mike Matheson won big at the SciDAC Electronic Visualization Night, held on July 12 in Denver, Colorado.
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Special Report Highlights Research at America’s Leadership Computing Facilities

By  •  8 years ago  •  Science

A special report highlights the accomplishments of researchers running large, complex, and often unprecedented simulations on Department of Energy Office of Science supercomputers.
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Breakthrough Fusion Simulations Shed Light on Plasma Confinement

By  •  8 years ago  •  Science

Using Jaguar, a research team led by William Tang of DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is developing a clearer picture of plasma confinement properties in an experimental device that will pave the way to future commercial fusion power plants.
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Supercomputers Aid in Understanding the Basic Building Blocks of Nature

By  •  8 years ago  •  Science

A team of scientists has been awarded a total of 80 million processor hours at the OLCF and the ALCF for QCD research to help develop a unified theory of how the four fundamental forces of nature interact.
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ORNL Staff Contribute to Award-Winning Educational Curriculum

By  •  8 years ago  •  People

ORNL staff members contributed knowledge and support to a new geology unit of the JASON Project which recently earned a “CODiE Award” as the nation’s best science or health curriculum.
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Say Goodbye to Bottlenecks—ADIOS 1.3 Is Here

By  •  8 years ago  •  Technology

Researchers at ORNL are working to say goodbye to input/output (I/O) problems with their most recent upgrade of the ADIOS.
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Oak Ridge Staff Members Participate in Extreme Computing Workshop

By  •  8 years ago  •  People

Five Oak Ridge National Laboratory staffers presented at the Institute for Nuclear Theory’s (INT’s) workshop, “The Nuclear Physics/Applied Math/Computer Science Interface,” held June 27 through July 1 at the University of Washington.
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As Supercomputers Approach Exascale, Experts Wrestle with Big Data

By  •  8 years ago  •  Technology

In this interview, Galen Shipman, who heads OLCF’s Technology Integration group, discusses the challenges of managing big data.
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It Takes Three to Tango

By  •  8 years ago  •  Science

The nucleus of an atom, like most everything else, is more complicated than we first thought. Just how much more complicated is the subject of a Petascale Early Science project led by ORNL’s David Dean.
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Crash Course at OLCF Trains Next Generation of Supercomputing Researchers

By  •  8 years ago  •  People

The OLCF recently held a “Crash Course in Supercomputing” for approximately 60 summer interns to provide an overview of concepts and techniques in high-performance computing.
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MADNESS Named R&D 100 Winner

By  •  8 years ago  •  People

OLCF researchers a part of team recognized for work on software package

A team led by ORNL’s Robert Harrison has been awarded an R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine.

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