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Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA
6 months ago

Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA

By  •  6 months 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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Zeroing in on Text Understanding for Automated Cancer Report Classification
7 months ago

Zeroing in on Text Understanding for Automated Cancer Report Classification

By  •  7 months ago  •  Science

In 2012 approximately 14 million new cases of cancer were reported worldwide, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) predicts that number will rise to 22 million by 2032. With each …
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Titan Powers Data Dive into Tropical Soil Microbes
8 months ago

Titan Powers Data Dive into Tropical Soil Microbes

By  •  8 months ago  •  Science

Every life-form depends on access to basic nutrients for survival—even microbes that live in the soil. Though these organisms are invisible to the naked eye, their soil scavenging activity has …
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GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer
9 months ago

GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer

By  •  9 months 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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Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics Discoveries
9 months ago

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

By  •  9 months 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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Optimizing Miniapps for Better Portability
9 months ago

Optimizing Miniapps for Better Portability

By  •  9 months ago  •  Technology

When scientists run their scientific applications on massive supercomputers, the last thing they want to worry about is optimizing their codes for new architectures. Computer scientist Sunita Chandrasekaran at the …
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A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease
9 months ago

A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease

By  •  9 months ago  •  Science

Each year, 500,000 babies are born with a genetic disorder called sickle cell disease, a chronic illness that causes patients’ red blood cells to be abnormally shaped and to …
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Scaling Deep Learning for Science
11 months ago

Scaling Deep Learning for Science

By  •  11 months ago  •  Science

Deep neural networks—a form of artificial intelligence—have demonstrated mastery of tasks once thought uniquely human. Their triumphs have ranged from identifying animals in images, to recognizing human speech, to winning …
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Teams Gear up for Summit at Fourth Annual GPU Hackathon
11 months ago

Teams Gear up for Summit at Fourth Annual GPU Hackathon

By  •  11 months ago  •  People

At the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) fourth annual GPU Hackathon, event programmers again successfully adapted their applications for GPU architectures. The 5-day event at the Hilton in Knoxville, Tennessee, …
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Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan
1 year ago

Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan

By  •  1 year 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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OLCF Helps GE Deliver Next-Generation Gas Turbines
1 year ago

OLCF Helps GE Deliver Next-Generation Gas Turbines

By  •  1 year ago  •  Industry

In 2017, US-based General Electric (GE) delivered its newest heavy-duty gas turbine, the 7HA.02, to two power plants in Texas. The installations marked a milestone in natural gas–derived electricity generation, …
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Sodium Shakedown in Dopamine Research
1 year ago

Sodium Shakedown in Dopamine Research

By  •  1 year 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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