On May 7, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Frontier exascale supercomputer is slated for delivery in 2021 at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
In a step toward advancing small modular nuclear reactor designs, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have run reactor simulations on ORNL supercomputer Summit with greater-than-expected computational efficiency.
Steven Hamilton is an R&D staff member in the Reactor & Nuclear Systems Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
When scientists discovered the immense power contained in an atom, the United States government provided the laboratories, factories, and funding necessary to harness that power and end World War II.
Nuclear scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are retooling existing software used to simulate radiation transport in small modular reactors, or SMRs, to run more efficiently on next-generation supercomputers.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee is the largest US Department of Energy (DOE) science and energy lab and has been home to some of the world’s fastest supercomputers for over a generation.
Jack Dongarra, director of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Information Technology Research and a distinguished research staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is perhaps best known for his development of the LINPACK benchmark applicatio