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With Supercomputing Power and an Unconventional Strategy, Scientists Solve a Next-Generation Physics Problem
2 months ago

With Supercomputing Power and an Unconventional Strategy, Scientists Solve a Next-Generation Physics Problem

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a team of researchers has calculated a fundamental property of protons and neutrons, known as the nucleon axial …
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Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics Discoveries
5 months ago

Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics Discoveries

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

Nuclear physicists are using the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, Titan, at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) to study particle interactions important to energy production in the Sun and …
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Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan
9 months ago

Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan

By  •  9 months ago  •  Science

The same fusion reactions that power the sun also occur inside a tokamak, a device that uses magnetic fields to confine and control plasmas of 100-plus million degrees. Under extreme …
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OLCF Brings Petascale Computing to 2017 APS March Meeting
1 year ago

OLCF Brings Petascale Computing to 2017 APS March Meeting

By  •  1 year ago  •  People

For staff at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), attending computing conferences and meetings is valuable, but sharing at scientific meetings where computing resources can have a direct impact …
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Titan Takes on the Big One
3 years ago

Titan Takes on the Big One

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

A team led by Thomas Jordan of the Southern California Earthquake Center, headquartered at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, is using the Titan supercomputer to develop physics-based earthquake simulations to better understand earthquake systems, including the potential seismic hazards from known faults and the impact of strong ground motions on urban areas.
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Titan Helps Unpuzzle Decades-Old Plutonium Perplexities
3 years ago

Titan Helps Unpuzzle Decades-Old Plutonium Perplexities

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

A team of condensed matter theorists at Rutgers University used nearly 10 million Titan core hours to calculate the electronic and magnetic structure of plutonium using a combination of density functional theory calculations and the leading-edge dynamical mean field theory technique.
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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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UT students experience supercomputing on Titan
4 years ago

UT students experience supercomputing on Titan

By  •  4 years ago  •  People

A group of graduate students from the University of Tennessee has the unique opportunity to perform research on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan.
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Titan Shines at American Physical Society March Meeting

By  •  4 years ago  •  People

This year’s March Meeting of the American Physical Society featured a focus session on computational materials research proposed and led by ORNL’s Jack Wells.
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World’s Most Powerful Accelerator Comes to Titan with a High-Tech Scheduler

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

The PanDA collaboration holds potential benefits for OLCF as well as for ATLAS.
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Titan Project Explores the Smallest Building Blocks of Matter

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

A team from Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in Virginia is working to deepen our understanding of quarks, enlisting the help of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan supercomputer.
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Titan Delivered in 2013

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

By adding a graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerator to the 16-core central processing unit (CPU) on each node, the OLCF substantially increased Titan’s computing capability, enabling INCITE researchers to reach unprecedented science achievements.

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