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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar
1 year ago

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

By  •  1 year 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
1 year ago

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

By  •  1 year 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
1 year ago

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

By  •  1 year 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
1 year ago

GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons

By  •  1 year 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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CAAR Partnerships for Frontier Announced
1 year ago

CAAR Partnerships for Frontier Announced

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

In preparation for the Frontier supercomputer, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has selected eight research projects to participate in its Center for Accelerated …
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ORNL-VA Collaboration Targets Veteran Suicide Epidemic
1 year ago

ORNL-VA Collaboration Targets Veteran Suicide Epidemic

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

More than 6,000 veterans died by suicide in 2016, and from 2005 to 2016, the rate of veteran suicides in the United States increased by more than 25 percent.

Suicide …
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From Simulation to Automation in a Data-Rich World
1 year ago

From Simulation to Automation in a Data-Rich World

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

Long …
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Summer Interns Gain Hands-On Experience at Massive Scale
1 year ago

Summer Interns Gain Hands-On Experience at Massive Scale

By  •  1 year ago  •  People

Each year, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) welcomes a new group of summer interns from a wide range of backgrounds.

Through opportunities offered by …
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Igniting a New Class of Combustion Research
1 year ago

Igniting a New Class of Combustion Research

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

The …
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Galactic Winds Demystified
1 year ago

Galactic Winds Demystified

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team of astrophysicists created a set of galactic wind simulations of the highest resolution ever …
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ALCC Program Awards 6 Million Hours on OLCF Resources
1 year ago

ALCC Program Awards 6 Million Hours on OLCF Resources

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Each year, researchers are awarded computing hours at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)—a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge …
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OLCF and Tech Company Providentia Worldwide Build Intelligence System for Supercomputer Cooling Plant
1 year ago

OLCF and Tech Company Providentia Worldwide Build Intelligence System for Supercomputer Cooling Plant

By  •  1 year ago  •  People, Technology

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and technology consulting company Providentia Worldwide LLC recently collaborated to develop an intelligence system that combines real-time updates from the IBM AC922 Summit …
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ORNL Scientists Make Fundamental Discovery to Creating Better Crops
1 year ago

ORNL Scientists Make Fundamental Discovery to Creating Better Crops

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Written by: Stephanie Seay, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the specific gene that controls an …
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PPPL’s Will Fox Honored for Research on Titan
1 year ago

PPPL’s Will Fox Honored for Research on Titan

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Will Fox, a research scientist at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and long-time user of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), has received …
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Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy
1 year ago

Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

For decades, scientists have sought to control nuclear fusion—the energy that powers the sun and other stars—by developing massive fusion reactors to produce and contain plasma, with the goal of …
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Predicting Material Properties with Quantum Monte Carlo
1 year ago

Predicting Material Properties with Quantum Monte Carlo

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Written by: Nils Heinonen, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

Recent advances in quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods have the potential to revolutionize computational materials science, a discipline traditionally driven by density …
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