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Titan Speeds Inquiry into Engine Alloys That Can Take the Heat
1 month ago

Titan Speeds Inquiry into Engine Alloys That Can Take the Heat

By  •  1 month ago  •  Science

Simulations performed on the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) filled in a knowledge gap about high-temperature–capable alloys and inspired engineers to successfully develop …
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Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys
1 year ago

Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

High-temperature alloys, often used in power plants and automobile engines, are valued in engineering because they can withstand temperatures that are a high fraction of their melting point. Operating power …
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Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better Batteries
2 years ago

Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better Batteries

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Ever since Italian physicist Alessandro Volta invented the first battery out of a stack of copper and zinc disks separated by moistened cardboard, scientists have been searching for better battery …
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Simulation Shuffles Protons and Electrons

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Titan is allowing scientists to simulate proton-coupled electron transfer at a level that was previously impossible.
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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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High-Risk, High-Reward Simulations
5 years ago

High-Risk, High-Reward Simulations

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

The OLCF delivered more than 374 million supercomputer core hours to 17 projects through the Department of Energy’s ALCC program—76 million hours more than expected.
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Titan’s New Build Attracts Magnetic Systems Research Impossible Until Now

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

ORNL researcher is simulating the magnetic direction and strength—known as the “magnetic moment”— of nickel atoms on one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers for science research, Titan.
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Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility User Update: SmartTruck Systems
5 years ago

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility User Update: SmartTruck Systems

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Startup zooms to success improving fuel efficiency of long-haul trucks by more than 10 percent
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Titan Sheds Light on Unknowns in Organic Photovoltaic Research
5 years ago

Titan Sheds Light on Unknowns in Organic Photovoltaic Research

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Simulations of unrivaled accuracy reveal most efficient configurations of solar cell molecules
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High Honors For OLCF Users

By  •  5 years ago  •  People

Two prominent OLCF users were recently named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows.
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Early Molecular Dynamics Research Blazes through Titan’s New GPUs

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Researchers use LAMMPS code on Titan to learn how systems of atoms and molecules can be manipulated for improvements.
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Jaguar Guides Demonstration of Novel Quantum State

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Researchers combining the supercomputing muscle of ORNL’s Jaguar with the experimental abilities of powerful research magnets have confirmed an exotic quantum state known as Bose glass.
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