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Scaling Deep Learning for Science
3 years ago

Scaling Deep Learning for Science

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

Teams Gear up for Summit at Fourth Annual GPU Hackathon

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

OLCF Helps GE Deliver Next-Generation Gas Turbines

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

Sodium Shakedown in Dopamine Research

By  •  3 years 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’
3 years ago

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

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

OLCF Staff Member Shares Work on Improving Simulation Efficiency

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

Summer Internships Offer Students Hands-On Experience, Mentorship

By  •  3 years 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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ALCC Program Awards 1 Billion Hours on OLCF Resources
3 years ago

ALCC Program Awards 1 Billion Hours on OLCF Resources

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Each year, projects at 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)—are awarded …
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OLCF Hosts CUDA Workshop for GPU Programming
3 years ago

OLCF Hosts CUDA Workshop for GPU Programming

By  •  3 years ago  •  People

The 18,688 NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators in Titan, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) flagship supercomputer, can greatly boost code performance. Researchers interested in using Titan, which is capable …
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Galactic Winds Push Researchers to Probe Galaxies at Unprecedented Scale
3 years ago

Galactic Winds Push Researchers to Probe Galaxies at Unprecedented Scale

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

When astronomers peer into the universe, what they see often exceeds the limits of human understanding. Such is the case with low-mass galaxies—galaxies a fraction of the size of …
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Budiardja Receives Runner-Up Best Paper at Cray User Group Meeting
3 years ago

Budiardja Receives Runner-Up Best Paper at Cray User Group Meeting

By  •  3 years ago  •  People

While researchers are busy answering big science questions on the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) staff members are keeping the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, now …
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3-D Models Help Scientists Gauge Flood Impact
3 years ago

3-D Models Help Scientists Gauge Flood Impact

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Heavy rainfall can cause rivers and drainage systems to overflow or dams to break, leading to flood events that bring damage to property and road systems as well potential loss …
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How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?
3 years ago

How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Fusion, the energy that powers the stars, might one day provide abundant energy here on Earth.

In a nuclear fusion reactor, the hot, charged gas known as plasma reaches out …
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Annual User Meeting Spotlights Titan, Summit, and Deep Learning
3 years ago

Annual User Meeting Spotlights Titan, Summit, and Deep Learning

By  •  3 years ago  •  People

One hundred twenty-three Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) users and staff members attended the annual OLCF User Meeting in May to share achievements on Titan, discuss the next big Summit …
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Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys
3 years ago

Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

High-temperature alloys, often used in power plants and automobile engines, are valued in engineering because they can withstand temperatures that are a high fraction of their melting point. Operating power …
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