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Supercomputing

Building the Bridge to Exascale
4 years ago

Building the Bridge to Exascale

By  •  4 years ago  •  People

Building an exascale computer—a machine that could solve complex science problems at least 50 times faster than today’s leading supercomputers—is a national effort.

To oversee the rapid research and development …
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Supercomputing, Experiment Combine for First Look at Magnetism of Real Nanoparticle
4 years ago

Supercomputing, Experiment Combine for First Look at Magnetism of Real Nanoparticle

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

Barely wider than a strand of human DNA, magnetic nanoparticles—such as those made from iron and platinum atoms—are promising materials for next-generation recording and storage devices like hard drives. …
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Longtime User Requests Added to Next Version of OpenACC
4 years ago

Longtime User Requests Added to Next Version of OpenACC

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has helped lead many developments in parallel programming during the operation of its 27-petaflop Titan supercomputer, the first of its magnitude to use …
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Mini Hackathon Offers Shorter Schedule, Introductory Focus
4 years ago

Mini Hackathon Offers Shorter Schedule, Introductory Focus

By  •  4 years ago  •  People

In November, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) hosted its first 3-day mini GPU Hackathon, an extension of the center’s annual 5-day GPU Hackathon, which began in 2014. The …
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OLCF and GE Receive 2016 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award
4 years ago

OLCF and GE Receive 2016 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award

By  •  4 years ago  •  People

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility and General Electric, an industry user of the OLCF’s 27-petaflop Titan supercomputer, have been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Use of HPC Application in the Energy Industry.
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Streamlining Accelerated Computing for Industry
4 years ago

Streamlining Accelerated Computing for Industry

By  •  4 years ago  •  Industry, Science

Scientists and engineers striving to create the next machine-age marvel—whether it be a more aerodynamic rocket, a faster race car, or a higher-efficiency jet engine—depend on reliable analysis and feedback …
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Fundamental Fission Modeling Finds a Foothold
4 years ago

Fundamental Fission Modeling Finds a Foothold

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

While trying to fatten the atom in 1938, German chemist Otto Hahn accidentally split it instead. This surprising discovery put modern science on the fast track to the atomic age …
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Titan Shines Light on High-Temperature Superconductor Pathway
4 years ago

Titan Shines Light on High-Temperature Superconductor Pathway

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

Simulation demonstrates how superconductivity arises in cuprates’ pseudogap phase.
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Opening Neurotransmission’s Gatekeepers
4 years ago

Opening Neurotransmission’s Gatekeepers

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

A Cornell-led research team is using Titan to study cells’ sodium-powered neurotransmitter transporters in atomistic detail
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Better Combustion for Power Generation
4 years ago

Better Combustion for Power Generation

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

In the United States, the use of natural gas for electricity generation continues to grow. The driving forces behind this development? A boom in domestic natural gas production, historically low …
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Titan Goes on Tour
5 years ago

Titan Goes on Tour

By  •  5 years ago  •  People

OLCF staff helped unveil ORNL’s Traveling Science Fair supercomputing exhibit at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC.
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Titan Helps Researchers Explore Explosive Star Scenarios
5 years ago

Titan Helps Researchers Explore Explosive Star Scenarios

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Using Titan, researchers at Stony Brook University completed a three-dimensional, high-resolution investigation of the thermonuclear burning a double-detonation white dwarf undergoes before explosion.
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Warmer Water to Cool Future OLCF Supercomputers
5 years ago

Warmer Water to Cool Future OLCF Supercomputers

By  •  5 years ago  •  Technology

A move from cold- to warm-water cooling is projected to lower the OLCF’s cooling costs by more than half, saving nearly a million dollars per year in total operating costs.
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ORNL Engages UT Students in Data Center Design and Management
5 years ago

ORNL Engages UT Students in Data Center Design and Management

By  •  5 years ago  •  People

This fall, ORNL partnered with the University of Tennessee to offer a minor-degree program in data center technology and management, one of the first offerings of its kind in the country.
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ORNL Researchers Hail Promise of Data-Driven Materials Discovery and Design
5 years ago

ORNL Researchers Hail Promise of Data-Driven Materials Discovery and Design

By  •  5 years ago  •  Technology

An article, published in the October 2015 issue of Nature Materials, provides an overview of recent advances in experimental imaging, data analytics, and high-performance computing that are enabling new opportunities for discovery and design of advanced materials.
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ORNL Researchers Collaborate to Study Application I/O Behavior

By  •  7 years ago  •  Technology

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing’s Sudharshan Vazhkudai, working with colleagues at ORNL, North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), has taken a step toward solving a key storage bottleneck.
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