ORNL Review: Science Area

Science Area: Supercomputing

Researchers Modeled Design Concepts for Innovative Opposed-Piston Engine on Titan Supercomputer

Pinnacle Engines Develops Efficient, Low-Emission Gasoline Engine Using Supercomputing

With more vehicles in use worldwide than ever before, engine makers are competing to deliver cleaner, more efficient engines at affordable prices. To gain an edge on the competition, California-based small business Pinnacle Engines is laser-focused on a unique engine design. “We’ve been...

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ORNL Team Recognized as Gordon Bell Finalist for Breakthrough Genomic Data Science

Computing Genes to Support Living Clean

This article is part of a series of stories covering the finalists for the 2018 Gordon Bell Prize that used the Summit supercomputer. The prize winner will be announced at SC18 in November in Dallas In 2017, opioid abuse in the United States expanded its deadly footprint. According to a...

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Artificial intelligence is about to revolutionize science

In the “Star Trek” episode “The Ultimate Computer,” the Starship Enterprise tests a fully automated command and control platform that can—hypothetically—do everything the crew does, only faster and without the inevitable human error. Not surprisingly, things go awry and the computer goes rogue,...

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Why Science?

Swaroop Pophale

ORNL is proud of its role in fostering the next generation of scientists and engineers. We bring in talented young researchers, team them with accomplished scientists and engineers, and put them to work at the lab’s one-of-a-kind facilities. The result is research that makes us proud and prepares...

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Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility: Tackling big questions with computation

For some researchers, cracking the big questions can be like mining for a lone diamond under tons of solid rock. In those situations it helps to have a good set of tools, particularly the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility and its Titan supercomputer. Titan isn’t the facility’s first...

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Controlling a single brain chemical may help expand window for learning language and music

ORNL researchers have been assisting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with imaging data analysis for the past eight years. In this latest project, ORNL scientists in the Imaging, Signals, and Machine Learning group created image analysis software to track the firing of neurons in the...

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ORNL-led study analyses electric grid vulnerabilities

ORNL’s climate and energy scientists have developed a new method to pinpoint which electrical service areas will be most vulnerable as populations grow and temperatures rise. “For the first time, we were able to apply data at a high enough resolution to be relevant,” said ORNL’s Melissa Allen, co-...

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ORNL, Berkeley are part of $16 million DOE effort toward computer design of materials

DOE is planning to invest $16 million over four years to accelerate the design of new materials through the use of  supercomputers utilizing teams from ORNL and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The two teams will work to develop software to design fundamentally new functional...

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Computing by the atom

Computers that grow ever faster require creators who are ever more inventive. The inventors have done well so far, boosting individual processors by fabricating tinier and tinier components, networking hundreds of thousands of processors together, and commandeering specialized devices such as...

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Staying ahead of Moore's law: ORNL researchers delve into quantum computing’s quandaries

For all the power and complexity of today’s computers, they can still be boiled down to the binary basics—using a code of 1’s and 0’s to calculate and store information. Since the 1980s, though, some computer scientists have strayed from this simple language. They suggest that computers could speak...

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