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PPPL’s Will Fox Honored for Research on Titan
1 year ago

PPPL’s Will Fox Honored for Research on Titan

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Will Fox, a research scientist at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and long-time user of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), has received …
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Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy
1 year ago

Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

For decades, scientists have sought to control nuclear fusion—the energy that powers the sun and other stars—by developing massive fusion reactors to produce and contain plasma, with the goal of …
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Surprise finding: Discovering a previously unknown role for a source of magnetic fields
2 years ago

Surprise finding: Discovering a previously unknown role for a source of magnetic fields

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

By John Greenwald, PPPL

Magnetic forces ripple throughout the universe, from the fields surrounding planets to the gasses filling galaxies, and can be launched by a phenomenon called the Biermann battery …
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Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan
3 years ago

Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan

By  •  3 years 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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Two OLCF Partners Win Major HPC Award for Innovation Excellence
6 years ago

Two OLCF Partners Win Major HPC Award for Innovation Excellence

By  •  6 years ago  •  People

Two Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) partners received HPC Innovation Excellence awards from the International Data Corporation (IDC) for their research using OLCF computing resources.
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Reconnecting the Dots
6 years ago

Reconnecting the Dots

By  •  6 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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Titan Delivered in 2013

By  •  7 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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The Bleeding ‘Edge’ of Fusion Research

By  •  7 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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