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GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer
6 months ago

GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer

By  •  6 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
6 months ago

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

By  •  6 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
7 months ago

Optimizing Miniapps for Better Portability

By  •  7 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
7 months ago

A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease

By  •  7 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
9 months ago

Scaling Deep Learning for Science

By  •  9 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
9 months ago

Teams Gear up for Summit at Fourth Annual GPU Hackathon

By  •  9 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
10 months ago

Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan

By  •  10 months 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
10 months ago

OLCF Helps GE Deliver Next-Generation Gas Turbines

By  •  10 months 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
11 months ago

Sodium Shakedown in Dopamine Research

By  •  11 months 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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Titan Helps Researchers Suck Mystery Out of Cell’s ‘Vacuum Cleaners’
11 months ago

Titan Helps Researchers Suck Mystery Out of Cell’s ‘Vacuum Cleaners’

By  •  11 months ago  •  Science

In the fight against cancer, cancer cells often find ways to fight back. One means is by stocking the cell membrane with proteins that pump foreign substances—including anticancer drugs—out of …
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OLCF Staff Member Shares Work on Improving Simulation Efficiency
1 year ago

OLCF Staff Member Shares Work on Improving Simulation Efficiency

By  •  1 year ago  •  People

Ying Wai Li’s research has provided valuable insight into parallel computing that aids in reducing computing time on systems such as Titan, America’s most powerful supercomputer.

Li, a research and …
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Summer Internships Offer Students Hands-On Experience, Mentorship
1 year ago

Summer Internships Offer Students Hands-On Experience, Mentorship

By  •  1 year ago  •  People

Since 1946, Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have partnered to provide internships in subject areas ranging from climate research …
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