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Can a UNICORN Outrun Earthquakes?
12 months ago

Can a UNICORN Outrun Earthquakes?

By  •  12 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Each year, anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands of deaths are attributed to the catastrophic effects of major earthquakes. Apart from ground shaking, earthquake hazards include landslides, …
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AI for Plant Breeding in an Ever-Changing Climate
12 months ago

AI for Plant Breeding in an Ever-Changing Climate

By  •  12 months ago  •  Featured, Science

How might artificial intelligence (AI) impact agriculture, the food industry, and the field of bioengineering? Dan Jacobson, a research and development staff member in the Biosciences Division at the US …
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A New Parallel Strategy for Tackling Turbulence on Summit
12 months ago

A New Parallel Strategy for Tackling Turbulence on Summit

By  •  12 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Turbulence, the state of disorderly fluid motion, is a scientific puzzle of great complexity. Turbulence permeates many applications in science and engineering, including combustion, pollutant transport, weather forecasting, astrophysics, and …
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Deep Learning Expands Study of Nuclear Waste Remediation
12 months ago

Deep Learning Expands Study of Nuclear Waste Remediation

By  •  12 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Contact: Kathy Kincade, kkincade@lbl.gov, +1 510 495 2124

A research collaboration between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Brown University, and NVIDIA has achieved exaflop performance on …
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Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm
1 year ago

Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Transistors, tiny semiconductor devices that switch electricity on or off, revolutionized the electronics field when they were discovered in 1947. Originally half-inch-high pieces of germanium, transistors today are mainly composed …
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Search for Lightweight Alloying Solutions Earns Team a Gordon Bell Finalist Nomination
1 year ago

Search for Lightweight Alloying Solutions Earns Team a Gordon Bell Finalist Nomination

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Alloys—mixtures of two or more metals—are designed to be stronger, more ductile (pliable), or more durable than pure elements. Steel is one of the most popular alloy materials, but its …
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SULI Profile: Jess Woods
1 year ago

SULI Profile: Jess Woods

By  •  1 year ago  •  People

When Jess Woods enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), he was sure he’d pursue a degree in studio art. He loved oil painting, and it …
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Summit Simulates How Humans Will ‘Brake’ during Mars Landing
1 year ago

Summit Simulates How Humans Will ‘Brake’ during Mars Landing

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

The type of vehicle that will carry people to the Red Planet is shaping up to be “like a two-story house you’re trying to land on another planet. The heat …
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2019 Gordon Bell Finalists Powered by Summit
1 year ago

2019 Gordon Bell Finalists Powered by Summit

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

It has been a little over a year since the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, officially debuted the …
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ORNL Staff Highlight OpenACC’s Role in HPC at Annual Meeting
1 year ago

ORNL Staff Highlight OpenACC’s Role in HPC at Annual Meeting

By  •  1 year ago  •  Events

OpenMP and OpenACC are widely used directive-based application program interfaces (APIs) that allow computer scientists and engineers to program applications on shared memory and accelerator architectures on high-performance computing (HPC) …
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GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons
1 year ago

GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

The ability to simulate turbulent phenomena using high-performance computing (HPC) can provide industry with important insights for efficient engine design. Second only to the ability to perform these critical simulations …
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ORNL-VA Collaboration Targets Veteran Suicide Epidemic
1 year ago

ORNL-VA Collaboration Targets Veteran Suicide Epidemic

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

More than 6,000 veterans died by suicide in 2016, and from 2005 to 2016, the rate of veteran suicides in the United States increased by more than 25 percent.

Suicide …
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ALCC Program Awards 6 Million Hours on OLCF Resources
1 year ago

ALCC Program Awards 6 Million Hours on OLCF Resources

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Each year, researchers are awarded computing hours at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)—a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge …
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OLCF and Tech Company Providentia Worldwide Build Intelligence System for Supercomputer Cooling Plant
1 year ago

OLCF and Tech Company Providentia Worldwide Build Intelligence System for Supercomputer Cooling Plant

By  •  1 year ago  •  People, Technology

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and technology consulting company Providentia Worldwide LLC recently collaborated to develop an intelligence system that combines real-time updates from the IBM AC922 Summit …
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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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TechInt Develops New Solutions for Storage on Summit
1 year ago

TechInt Develops New Solutions for Storage on Summit

By  •  1 year ago  •  Technology

The computational users running scientific codes on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) 200-petaflop IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer are generating more data than ever. To handle this data explosion, …
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