INCITE Grants Awarded to 59 Computational Research Projects
November 20, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 59 projects, promising to accelerate scientific discovery and innovation, that will share nearly 6 billion core hours on two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science. Their work will advance knowledge in critical areas, from sustainable energy technologies to the environmental consequences of energy use.
Titan Gets A Little Help
November 19, 2013 — With the announcement of the 42nd TOP500 list at SC13 in Denver today, Titan, the 17.6 petaflop (Rmax) Cray XK7 system installed at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, held onto its number-two spot for another year, but in this era of big data, even the largest supercomputer in the United States could use a little help.
Code for Largest Cosmological Simulations Ever on GPUs Is Gordon Bell Finalist
November 06, 2013 — HACC uses modules with algorithms specific to different supercomputing architectures
Simulations Shed Light on Star Formation
November 01, 2013 — Astrophysics researchers at UC San Diego have advanced their understanding of star formation with the help of some major computational resources from San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the UC San Diego and the National Institute for Computational Science (NICS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Intel funding for UT will develop codes, open computing center at joint UT-ORNL institute
October 31, 2013 — The University of Tennessee in Knoxville has received funding from computer chip maker Intel to develop computer codes to make personalized medicine like this and other transformative scientific discoveries possible.
Ford Turns to Altair, Cray for Auto Engineering
October 21, 2013 — Kevin Tallio, a senior engine developer at Ford, is one of many engineers throughout the auto industry who’s taking advantage of computing power and computer-aided engineering to design parts that weren’t before possible and in a way that’s faster and less expensive.
Design Revolution Sweeps the Auto Industry
October 20, 2013 — New technology and computing power allow vehicle makers to conceive and test designs much more quickly—and cheaply
Dongarra Honored with Ken Kennedy Award for Contributions to Supercomputing
October 08, 2013 — HPC luminary Jack Dongarra has been selected to receive an ACM-IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for "his leadership in designing and promoting standards for mathematical software used to solve numerical problems common to high performance computing (HPC).
The science of scents
September 19, 2013 — Of the five senses, smell is the least understood, but an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researcher is sniffing out answers that could help establish a systematic understanding of how people categorize odors.
September 06, 2013 — With the help of Oak Ridge computations, scientists are probing the properties of macroscale sponges made of nanoscale carbon-boron tubes. The material could soak up oil spills, help store energy or meet other needs.