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Summit Speeds Calculations in the Search for Exotic Particles
2 years ago

Summit Speeds Calculations in the Search for Exotic Particles

By  •  2 years ago  •  Technology

In pursuit of numerical predictions for exotic particles, researchers are simulating atom-building quark and gluon particles over 70 times faster on Summit, the world’s most powerful scientific supercomputer, than on …
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Summit by the Numbers
2 years ago

Summit by the Numbers

By  •  2 years ago  •  Technology

The US Department of Energy’s Summit supercomputer located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables scientists to simulate complex physical systems and make predictions critical to advancing research and development.

Summit’s …
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With Supercomputing Power and an Unconventional Strategy, Scientists Solve a Next-Generation Physics Problem
2 years ago

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

By  •  2 years 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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Faces of Summit: Preparing to Launch
2 years ago

Faces of Summit: Preparing to Launch

By  •  2 years ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of the people behind America’s top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The IBM AC922 machine launched in …
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Faces of Summit: Programming with Purpose
2 years ago

Faces of Summit: Programming with Purpose

By  •  2 years ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of the people behind America’s top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The IBM AC922 machine launched in …
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Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA
2 years ago

Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA

By  •  2 years ago  •  Industry

In 2012, a small Berkeley, California, startup called KatRisk set out to improve the quality of worldwide flood risk maps. With backgrounds in engineering, hydrology, and risk modeling, the company’s …
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Faces of Summit: Building a Better Summit
3 years ago

Faces of Summit: Building a Better Summit

By  •  3 years ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of the people behind America’s top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The IBM AC922 machine launched in …
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GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer
3 years ago

GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Most car owners in the United States do not think twice about passing over the diesel pump at the gas station. Instead, diesel fuel mostly powers our shipping trucks, boats, …
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New Discoveries Within ‘SIGHT’
3 years ago

New Discoveries Within ‘SIGHT’

By  •  3 years ago  •  Technology

At the home of America’s most powerful supercomputer, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), researchers often simulate millions or billions of dynamic atoms to study complex problems in science …
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Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics Discoveries
3 years ago

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

By  •  3 years 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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Ready for 25 More Years
3 years ago

Ready for 25 More Years

By  •  3 years ago  •  Events

On Tuesday, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) celebrated 25 years of high-performance computing (HPC). ORNL hosted leaders from government, academia, and industry …
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Sodium Shakedown in Dopamine Research
3 years ago

Sodium Shakedown in Dopamine Research

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

The chemical neurotransmitter dopamine is critical to sending and receiving signals in the nervous system linked to motor movements, learning, and habit formation, which is why many therapies for drug …
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Budiardja Receives Runner-Up Best Paper at Cray User Group Meeting
3 years ago

Budiardja Receives Runner-Up Best Paper at Cray User Group Meeting

By  •  3 years ago  •  People

While researchers are busy answering big science questions on the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) staff members are keeping the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, now …
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How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?
3 years ago

How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Fusion, the energy that powers the stars, might one day provide abundant energy here on Earth.

In a nuclear fusion reactor, the hot, charged gas known as plasma reaches out …
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Jansen Recognized for Development of Method That Enhances Physics Research
3 years ago

Jansen Recognized for Development of Method That Enhances Physics Research

By  •  3 years ago  •  People

The study of the atomic nucleus is important to both the subatomic world of particle physics and hands-on research in the nuclear, chemical, and materials sciences. By simulating nuclei using …
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Chemistry Applications Get in Top Shape for Summit
3 years ago

Chemistry Applications Get in Top Shape for Summit

By  •  3 years ago  •  Technology

Preparing for a new supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is a little like preparing for the Olympics. About every 2 to 4 years, computational scientists start …
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