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OLCF Hosts CUDA Workshop for GPU Programming
7 years ago

OLCF Hosts CUDA Workshop for GPU Programming

By  •  7 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
7 years ago

Galactic Winds Push Researchers to Probe Galaxies at Unprecedented Scale

By  •  7 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
7 years ago

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

By  •  7 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
7 years ago

3-D Models Help Scientists Gauge Flood Impact

By  •  7 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?
7 years ago

How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?

By  •  7 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
7 years ago

Annual User Meeting Spotlights Titan, Summit, and Deep Learning

By  •  7 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
7 years ago

Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys

By  •  7 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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Jansen Recognized for Development of Method That Enhances Physics Research
7 years ago

Jansen Recognized for Development of Method That Enhances Physics Research

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

The study of the atomic nucleus is important to both the subatomic world of particle physics and hands-on research in the nuclear, chemical, and materials sciences. By simulating nuclei using …
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Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor
7 years ago

Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Despite the grand diversity among living organisms, the molecule used to store and transmit energy within aerobic, or oxygen-using, cells is remarkably the same. From bacteria to fungi, plants, and …
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OLCF Brings Petascale Computing to 2017 APS March Meeting
7 years ago

OLCF Brings Petascale Computing to 2017 APS March Meeting

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

For staff at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), attending computing conferences and meetings is valuable, but sharing at scientific meetings where computing resources can have a direct impact …
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OLCF Conference Calls Equip Users with System Knowledge
7 years ago

OLCF Conference Calls Equip Users with System Knowledge

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

Need support? Every month 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, hosts …
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A Real CAM-Do Attitude
7 years ago

A Real CAM-Do Attitude

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Photosynthesis, the method plants use to convert energy from the sun into food, is a ubiquitous process many people learn about in elementary school. Almost all plants use photosynthesis to …
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A Seismic Mapping Milestone
7 years ago

A Seismic Mapping Milestone

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Because of Earth’s layered composition, scientists have often compared the basic arrangement of its interior to that of an onion. There’s the familiar thin crust of continents and ocean floors; …
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Multitasking Framework Accelerates Scientific Discovery
7 years ago

Multitasking Framework Accelerates Scientific Discovery

By  •  7 years ago  •  Technology

To maximize computing power and efficiency, hybrid supercomputers run on multiple types of processors. For computational scientists, the benefit of this arrangement is the potential to accomplish more science in …
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Researchers Shoot for Success with Simulations of Laser Pulse–Material Interactions
7 years ago

Researchers Shoot for Success with Simulations of Laser Pulse–Material Interactions

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

With the advent of laser technology in the 1960s, materials scientists gained a new tool to both study and modify materials. Today, lasers allow researchers to manipulate materials on atomic …
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The Shape of Melting in Two Dimensions
7 years ago

The Shape of Melting in Two Dimensions

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Snow falls in winter and melts in spring, but what drives the phase change in between?

Although melting is a familiar phenomenon encountered in everyday life, playing a part …
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