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Researchers Get Warmer in Understanding High-Temperature Superconductors
4 years ago

Researchers Get Warmer in Understanding High-Temperature Superconductors

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

A group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory wanted to better understand the complex interactions that enable superconductivity and needed one of the world’s fastest supercomputers to help them.
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New Test Bed Helps OLCF Scale Up for Next-Generation Supercomputer
4 years ago

New Test Bed Helps OLCF Scale Up for Next-Generation Supercomputer

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

To make sure Summit is ready for researchers from day one, the OLCF Scientific Computing, Technology Integration, and High-Performance Computing Operations groups are collaborating on a test bed for staff and vendors to help the OLCF prepare for Summit.
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OLCF Hosts First OpenACC Hackathon
4 years ago

OLCF Hosts First OpenACC Hackathon

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

From October 27 to 31, scientific computing teams from around the world gathered in Knoxville to participate in the OLCF’s inaugural Hackathon, an OpenACC event specifically aimed at scaling scientific applications to run on heterogeneous, high-performance computing systems such as Titan.
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HPC Fundamentals Course Offers ORNL Staff an Introduction to Supercomputing
4 years ago

HPC Fundamentals Course Offers ORNL Staff an Introduction to Supercomputing

By  •  4 years ago  •  People

The 8-week HPC Fundamentals course covered topics such as the role of HPC in science today, an introduction to UNIX/LINUX, and programming in Fortran.
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OLCF Meetings with Indian Officials Produce Opportunities for Collaboration

By  •  5 years ago  •  People

Computing experts from Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently met with their counterparts in India to share insights and look for collaboration opportunities.
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Simulation Solves Mystery of How Liquid-Crystal Thin Films Disintegrate

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

The work of ORNL postdoctoral fellow Trung Nguyen appeared as the cover story in the March 21, 2014, print edition of Nanoscale, a high-impact journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. It was also published online.

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The Bleeding ‘Edge’ of Fusion Research

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Titan allows advanced scientific applications to reach unprecedented speeds, enabling scientific breakthroughs faster than ever with only a marginal increase in power consumption.
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The Need for Speed
5 years ago

The Need for Speed

By  •  5 years ago  •  Technology

With its hybrid architecture featuring traditional CPUs alongside GPUs, Titan represents a revolutionary paradigm in high-performance computing’s quest to reach the exascale with only marginal increases in power consumption for the world’s leading systems.
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Titan Simulates Earthquake Physics Necessary for Safer Building Design

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

To prepare California for the next “big one,” SCEC joint researchers are simulating earthquakes at high frequencies for more detailed predictions that are needed by structural engineers on Titan.
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Researchers recruit Titan to study key molecular switch that controls cell behavior

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Using computational molecular dynamics simulations, researchers at ORNL and the University of Tennessee–ORNL Joint Institute for Computational Sciences have discovered a molecular “switch” in a receptor that controls cell behavior.
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OLCF Lends Expertise for Introducing GPU Accelerator Programming to Popular Linux GCC Compiler

By  •  5 years ago  •  Technology

The OLCF is working with Mentor Graphics, a leading electronic design automation company, to bring accelerated computing to a broader audience.
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Superconductor Simulation Tops 15 Petaflops on Titan
5 years ago

Superconductor Simulation Tops 15 Petaflops on Titan

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Researchers simulating high-temperature superconductors has topped 15 petaflops on ORNL’s Titan supercomputer. More importantly, they did it with an algorithm that substantially overcomes two major roadblocks to realistic superconductor modeling.
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