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OLCF 25: Revealing Supernova Secrets
1 year ago

OLCF 25: Revealing Supernova Secrets

By  •  1 year ago  •  OLCF History

In 2017, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility celebrated 25 years of leadership in high-performance computing. This article is part of a series summarizing a dozen significant contributions to science …
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OLCF 25: Illuminating Dark Matter
1 year ago

OLCF 25: Illuminating Dark Matter

By  •  1 year ago  •  OLCF History

In 2017, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility celebrated 25 years of leadership in high-performance computing. This article is part of a series summarizing a dozen significant contributions to science …
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OLCF Team Resolves Performance Bottleneck in OpenACC Code
2 years ago

OLCF Team Resolves Performance Bottleneck in OpenACC Code

By  •  2 years ago  •  Technology

A team at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility recently addressed a performance bottleneck in one portion of an OLCF user’s application. Because of its efforts, the user’s team saw a sixfold performance improvement in the code.
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Delving into the Dark Sky
2 years ago

Delving into the Dark Sky

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

When Mike Warren was a graduate student 20 years ago, computational astrophysicists were conducting simulations of the universe’s structure with a million particles representing large masses of matter like galaxy …
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Illuminating the Universe’s Ignition
3 years ago

Illuminating the Universe’s Ignition

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

A multi-institution team has been using Titan to create the largest fully-coupled simulation of the universe’s Epoch of Reionization.
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Titan Helps Researchers Explore Explosive Star Scenarios
3 years ago

Titan Helps Researchers Explore Explosive Star Scenarios

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Using Titan, researchers at Stony Brook University completed a three-dimensional, high-resolution investigation of the thermonuclear burning a double-detonation white dwarf undergoes before explosion.
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Mastering Magnetic Reconnection
3 years ago

Mastering Magnetic Reconnection

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

For 5 years a team led by William Daughton of Los Alamos National Laboratory has been simulating magnetic reconnection in space using the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer and its predecessor, the Cray XT5 Jaguar supercomputer. The team’s simulations support the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission.
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Supernova Summer School Along the Road to Exascale
4 years ago

Supernova Summer School Along the Road to Exascale

By  •  4 years ago  •  People

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Bronson Messer shared his knowledge on this subject during the 2014 International Summer School on AstroComputing (ISSAC), held at the University of California’s High-Performance AstroComputing Center (UC-HiPACC) in San Diego, from July 21 to August 1.
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Reconnecting the Dots
4 years ago

Reconnecting the Dots

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

Of particular importance to Bhattacharjee’s team is reconnection and shocks in systems where the plasma particles do not collide very often, both of which can serve as mechanisms for cosmic ray acceleration.
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Wells meets AAS

By  •  4 years ago  •  People

The OLCF’s Jack Wells was an invited speaker at the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS’s) Exascale Radio Astronomy conference from March 30 to April 4 in Monterrey, CA, where he detailed recent advances in computational astrophysics on Department of Energy supercomputing systems such as Titan.
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‘Engine of Explosion’ Discovered at OLCF now Observed in Nearby Supernova Remnant

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Now, more than a decade later, researchers mapping radiation signatures from the Cassiopeia A supernova with NASA’s NuSTAR high-energy x-ray telescope array have published observational evidence that supports the SASI model.
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Code for Largest Cosmological Simulations Ever on GPUs Is Gordon Bell Finalist
5 years ago

Code for Largest Cosmological Simulations Ever on GPUs Is Gordon Bell Finalist

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Researchers are using DOE’s most powerful computing systems, including the nation’s top-ranked machine, ORNL’s Titan, to simulate the evolution of the universe as it expands across billions of years.
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