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Summer Interns Gain HPC Skills, Professional Development at the OLCF
2 years ago

Summer Interns Gain HPC Skills, Professional Development at the OLCF

By  •  2 years ago  •  People

Each year, students of all ages and backgrounds intern at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) through opportunities offered by the lab and Oak Ridge …
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ALCC Program Awards 14 Projects a Combined 729.5 Million Core Hours at the OLCF
2 years ago

ALCC Program Awards 14 Projects a Combined 729.5 Million Core Hours at the OLCF

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Every year, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) provides scientists with time on world-class computational resources across the country through the ASCR Leadership …
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Titan Helps Scientists Fine-Tune Laser Interactions to Advance Cancer Treatments
2 years ago

Titan Helps Scientists Fine-Tune Laser Interactions to Advance Cancer Treatments

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

Along with surgery and chemotherapy, radiation therapy is one of the most widely accepted forms of cancer therapy today. Current radiation beams for cancer treatments employ photons (light particles), positively …
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OLCF Workshop Introduces HPC Concepts
2 years ago

OLCF Workshop Introduces HPC Concepts

By  •  2 years ago  •  People

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) held an Introduction to High-Performance Computing (HPC) workshop June 26–28 at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Using …
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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: Leading a Systems Expedition
2 years ago

Faces of Summit: Leading a Systems Expedition

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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OLCF Hosts 14th Annual User Meeting amid Summit Buzz
2 years ago

OLCF Hosts 14th Annual User Meeting amid Summit Buzz

By  •  2 years ago  •  People

Last week the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), held its …
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Nuclear Physicists Wield HPC to Uncover Magic Isotopes
3 years ago

Nuclear Physicists Wield HPC to Uncover Magic Isotopes

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Where do elements come from? How does the strong force bind subatomic particles into nuclei? What can scientists understand from nuclei with unusual proton–neutron ratios? Nuclear physicists at the US …
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A Problem with Polymer Theory
3 years ago

A Problem with Polymer Theory

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), used high-performance computing …
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Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA
3 years ago

Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA

By  •  3 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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Zeroing in on Text Understanding for Automated Cancer Report Classification
3 years ago

Zeroing in on Text Understanding for Automated Cancer Report Classification

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

Titan Powers Data Dive into Tropical Soil Microbes

By  •  3 years 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
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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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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Optimizing Miniapps for Better Portability
3 years ago

Optimizing Miniapps for Better Portability

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease

By  •  3 years 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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