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Molecular Dynamics

Simulations Reveal Nature’s Design for Error Correction During DNA Replication
5 months ago

Simulations Reveal Nature’s Design for Error Correction During DNA Replication

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

DNA replication is one of the most important processes in biology, responsible for ensuring that a cell’s genetic material is copied over to new cells efficiently during cell division. But …
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Gordon Bell Special Prize Finalist Team Reveals AI Workflow for Molecular Systems in the Era of COVID-19
6 months ago

Gordon Bell Special Prize Finalist Team Reveals AI Workflow for Molecular Systems in the Era of COVID-19

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Since a team at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health first mapped the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein—the main infection machinery of the virus that causes …
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Two Finalists Nominated for Gordon Bell Special Prize for COVID-19 Work on Summit
6 months ago

Two Finalists Nominated for Gordon Bell Special Prize for COVID-19 Work on Summit

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Every year at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), one deserving team is awarded the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize to …
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Four Teams Using ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer Named Finalists in 2020 Gordon Bell Prize
6 months ago

Four Teams Using ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer Named Finalists in 2020 Gordon Bell Prize

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Since 1987, the Association for Computing Machinery has awarded the annual Gordon Bell Prize to recognize outstanding achievements in high-performance computing (HPC). Presented each year at the International Conference for …
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Summit Uncovers Details of Molecular Ferris Wheels Inside Cell Structures
6 months ago

Summit Uncovers Details of Molecular Ferris Wheels Inside Cell Structures

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Using the Summit supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), a team at the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute has confirmed details of a …
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Machine Learning for Better Drug Design
1 year ago

Machine Learning for Better Drug Design

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

When Harel Weinstein and his team at the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College (Weill Cornell Medicine) of Cornell University set out to learn the molecular mechanisms of drugs, …
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Titan Supercomputer and Spallation Neutron Source Unite to Probe the Inner Workings of c-Src kinase
2 years ago

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

By  •  2 years 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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Summit Charts a Course to Uncover the Origins of Genetic Diseases
2 years ago

Summit Charts a Course to Uncover the Origins of Genetic Diseases

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

A visualization of a new structure of the human PIC. The spheres correspond to the positions of patient-derived mutations color-coded by disease phenotype. Video credit: Ivaylo Ivanov, …
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Breaching the Biomass Problem
2 years ago

Breaching the Biomass Problem

By  •  2 years 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.

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A Problem with Polymer Theory
3 years ago

A Problem with Polymer Theory

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), used high-performance computing …
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A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease
3 years ago

A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Each year, 500,000 babies are born with a genetic disorder called sickle cell disease, a chronic illness that causes patients’ red blood cells to be abnormally shaped and to …
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OLCF 25: Breaking Down Biomass
3 years ago

OLCF 25: Breaking Down Biomass

By  •  3 years 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: Improving Everyday Products
3 years ago

OLCF 25: Improving Everyday Products

By  •  3 years 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 Postdoc Fuses the Gap Between Experiment and Computation
4 years ago

OLCF Postdoc Fuses the Gap Between Experiment and Computation

By  •  4 years ago  •  People

Ada Sedova, a postdoctoral research associate at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), tries to spend quality time away from her computer screen—where she is …
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Titan Helps Researchers Suck Mystery Out of Cell’s ‘Vacuum Cleaners’
4 years ago

Titan Helps Researchers Suck Mystery Out of Cell’s ‘Vacuum Cleaners’

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

In the fight against cancer, cancer cells often find ways to fight back. One means is by stocking the cell membrane with proteins that pump foreign substances—including anticancer drugs—out of …
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Multitasking Framework Accelerates Scientific Discovery
4 years ago

Multitasking Framework Accelerates Scientific Discovery

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

To maximize computing power and efficiency, hybrid supercomputers run on multiple types of processors. For computational scientists, the benefit of this arrangement is the potential to accomplish more science in …
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