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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Supercomputing for Swift Protein Modeling
1 year ago

Supercomputing for Swift Protein Modeling

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Uncovering the molecular structures of proteins can help scientists elucidate biological functions of proteins and search for drug candidates for diseases. To better understand proteins, scientists can use imaging techniques …
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Team Taps ORNL’s DataFed to Gain Materials Insights
1 year ago

Team Taps ORNL’s DataFed to Gain Materials Insights

By  •  1 year ago  •  Technology

A team led by to Joshua Agar, a faculty member in Lehigh University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has realized the first live implementation of an innovative data management …
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Supercomputing Exposes Potential Pathways for Inhibiting COVID-19
1 year ago

Supercomputing Exposes Potential Pathways for Inhibiting COVID-19

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

To explore the inner workings of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a novel technique.

The team …
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Artificially Altered Material Could Accelerate Neuromorphic Device Development
1 year ago

Artificially Altered Material Could Accelerate Neuromorphic Device Development

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Neuromorphic devices — which emulate the decision-making processes of the human brain — show great promise for solving pressing scientific problems, but building physical systems to realize this potential presents …
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Scientists Use Summit Supercomputer, Deep Learning to Predict Protein Functions at Genome Scale
1 year ago

Scientists Use Summit Supercomputer, Deep Learning to Predict Protein Functions at Genome Scale

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

by Kim Askey, askeyka@ornl.gov, 865.576.2841

A team of scientists led by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) …
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Firing Up Quantum Fidelity
1 year ago

Firing Up Quantum Fidelity

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Researchers used the Quantum Computing User Program (QCUP) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to achieve major improvements in quantum fidelity, a potential step …
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Thinking outside the Black Box
1 year ago

Thinking outside the Black Box

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

A study led by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) plumbs the depths of deep learning and could connect the digital synapses toward …
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2021 at the OLCF: Year in Review
1 year ago

2021 at the OLCF: Year in Review

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

In 2021, supercomputing at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) enabled new scientific breakthroughs amid the global pandemic.

From modeling small particles called quarks to …
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Closing In on Fusion
1 year ago

Closing In on Fusion

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

The same process that fuels stars could one day be used to generate massive amounts of power here on Earth. Nuclear fusion—in which atomic nuclei fuse to form heavier nuclei and release energy in …
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Supercomputers Support Nobel Prize–Winning Research
1 year ago

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Supercomputers Support Nobel Prize–Winning Research

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

In October, a scientist whose research was supported by modeling and simulation efforts on supercomputers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) shared the Nobel …
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A New Design for Quantum Computer–Monitored Electrical Grids
1 year ago

A New Design for Quantum Computer–Monitored Electrical Grids

By  •  1 year ago  •  Technology

With support from the Quantum Computer User Program (QCUP) at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), researchers from Cornell University have developed a new quantum computer–based artificial intelligence (AI) …
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ORNL’s AAIMS Group Scores Two Awards
1 year ago

ORNL’s AAIMS Group Scores Two Awards

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Technology

Two different studies produced by the Analytics and AI Methods at Scale (AAIMS) group, which resides within the National Center for Computational Sciences at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) …
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“Unfreezing” Molecular Proteins to Discover Their Functions in Action
1 year ago

“Unfreezing” Molecular Proteins to Discover Their Functions in Action

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

A team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medical School’s Department of Physiology and Biophysics has developed a new computational technique to conduct molecular dynamics simulations of proteins at the specific …
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Meet Gina Tourassi, Director of the National Center for Computational Sciences
1 year ago

Meet Gina Tourassi, Director of the National Center for Computational Sciences

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, People

This is a continuing profile series on the directors of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facilities. These scientists lead a variety of research institutions that provide …
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OLCF’s Bing Xie Receives Early Career Award
1 year ago

OLCF’s Bing Xie Receives Early Career Award

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, People

Bing Xie, a high-performance computing systems engineer for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society’s Early Career Researchers Award for …
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Team Earns Gordon Bell Prize Finalist Nomination for Simulating Carbon at Extreme Pressures and Temperatures
1 year ago

Team Earns Gordon Bell Prize Finalist Nomination for Simulating Carbon at Extreme Pressures and Temperatures

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Are diamonds even stronger than we’ve ever imagined? Can other post-diamond phases appear when diamond is subjected to extreme pressures? A team used machine-learned descriptions of interatomic interactions on the …
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