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Titan Study Takes Jet Turbine Design to New Heights
2 months ago

Titan Study Takes Jet Turbine Design to New Heights

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Simulations performed on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Titan supercomputer could clear the runway for more efficient jet-engine turbines and help set a new benchmark for turbine design.

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Arthur “Buddy” Bland, World-Leading Supercomputing Project Director, Retires after 40 Years Dedicated to HPC
7 months ago

Arthur “Buddy” Bland, World-Leading Supercomputing Project Director, Retires after 40 Years Dedicated to HPC

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, People

“No risk, no reward.” It’s a familiar sentiment in business and entrepreneurial ventures. Risk drives innovation and propels organizations to new heights. It’s certainly familiar to Arthur “Buddy” Bland, former …
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A New Method for Unraveling Complex Gene Interactions
1 year ago

A New Method for Unraveling Complex Gene Interactions

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

The first step for biologists who want to develop new, more efficient biofuels is to understand the genetic underpinnings of plants that can be digested by microbes into chemical compounds. …
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Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events
1 year ago

Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

By 2050, the United States will likely be exposed to a larger number of extreme climate events, including more frequent heat waves, longer droughts and more intense floods, which can …
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ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments
1 year ago

ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Scientists seek to use quantum materials—those that have correlated order at the subatomic level—for electronic devices, quantum computers, and superconductors. Quantum materials owe many of their properties to the physics …
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Machine Learning for Better Drug Design
2 years ago

Machine Learning for Better Drug Design

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

When Harel Weinstein and his team at the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College (Weill Cornell Medicine) of Cornell University set out to learn the molecular mechanisms of drugs, …
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Closely Spaced Hydrogen Atoms Could Facilitate Superconductivity in Ambient Condition
2 years ago

Closely Spaced Hydrogen Atoms Could Facilitate Superconductivity in Ambient Condition

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

By: Paul Boisvert, 502-229-4466, BoisvertPL@ornl.gov

An international team of researchers has discovered the hydrogen atoms in a metal hydride material are much more tightly spaced than had been predicted for …
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Big Iron Afterlife: How ORNL’s Titan Supercomputer Was Recycled
2 years ago

Big Iron Afterlife: How ORNL’s Titan Supercomputer Was Recycled

By  •  2 years ago  •  OLCF History

When the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer was finally decommissioned on August 1 after 7 years of faithful service, it had successfully executed a total of 2.8 million jobs for scientists …
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The Last User of Titan
2 years ago

The Last User of Titan

By  •  2 years ago  •  People, Science

Titan, the groundbreaking Cray XK7 supercomputer operated by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was officially decommissioned …
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Speeding Toward the Future of Fusion
2 years ago

Speeding Toward the Future of Fusion

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

In 1934, physicist Ernest Rutherford and his colleagues produced the first fusion reaction—the fusing of light nuclei to release energy—in a laboratory by converting deuterium, a heavy hydrogen isotope, to …
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Modeling Every Building in America Starts with Chattanooga
2 years ago

Modeling Every Building in America Starts with Chattanooga

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

Buildings use 40 percent of America’s primary energy and 75 percent of its electricity, which can jump to 80 percent when a majority of the population is at home using …
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In the Mix
2 years ago

In the Mix

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

by Sara Shoemaker

Mixing metals into alloys is an age-old practice. The tedious trial and error of heating, cooling, testing, and remixing was once the only method to fine-tune the …
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Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar
2 years ago

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

The black cottonwood tree, or Populus trichocarpa (poplar), serves as a model organism for scientists studying the structure, growth, development, and genetics of plants. Poplar was the first tree genome scientists …
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Titan Supercomputer and Spallation Neutron Source Unite to Probe the Inner Workings of c-Src kinase
2 years ago

Titan Supercomputer and Spallation Neutron Source Unite to Probe the Inner Workings of c-Src kinase

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Proteins are the workhorses of our body’s cells, performing vital functions we can’t live without—everything from helping form antibodies to transporting nutrients to providing structure for the cells themselves. The …
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From Simulation to Automation in a Data-Rich World
2 years ago

From Simulation to Automation in a Data-Rich World

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

Long …
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Igniting a New Class of Combustion Research
2 years ago

Igniting a New Class of Combustion Research

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

The …
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