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Caption: Participants gather for a group photo after discussing securing AI systems for critical national security data and applications.  Photo by Liz Neunsinger/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory met recently at an AI Summit to better understand threats surrounding artificial intelligence. The event was part of ORNL’s mission to shape the future of safe and secure AI systems charged with our nation’s most precious data. 

This dataset, showing electricity outages from 2014-22 in the 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, details outages at 15-minute intervals for up to 92% of customers for the eight-year period.

ORNL researchers have produced the most comprehensive power outage dataset ever compiled for the United States. This dataset, showing electricity outages from 2014-22 in the 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, details outages at 15-minute intervals for up to 92% of customers for the eight-year period.

ORNL researchers have teamed up with other national labs to develop a free platform called Open Energy Data Initiative Solar Systems Integration Data and Modeling to better analyze the behavior of electric grids incorporating many solar projects. Credit: Andy Sproles/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

ORNL researchers have teamed up with other national labs to develop a free platform called Open Energy Data Initiative Solar Systems Integration Data and Modeling to better analyze the behavior of electric grids incorporating many solar projects. 

Quietly making noise: Measuring differential privacy could balance meaningful analytics and identity protection

To balance personal safety and research innovation, researchers at ORNL are employing a mathematical technique known as differential privacy to provide data privacy guarantees.

Architects of the Adaptable IO System, seen here with Frontier's Orion file system: Scott Klasky, left, heads the ADIOS project and leads ORNL's Workflow Systems group, and Norbert Podhorszki, an ORNL computer scientist, oversees ADIOS's continuing development. Credit: Genevieve Martin/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Integral to the functionality of ORNL's Frontier supercomputer is its ability to store the vast amounts of data it produces onto its file system, Orion. But even more important to the computational scientists running simulations on Frontier is their capability to quickly write and read to Orion along with effectively analyzing all that data. And that’s where ADIOS comes in.

SOS26 attendees standing in front of the Kennedy Space Center on Merrit Island, Florida the night of their dinner reception provided by the conference sponsors. The keynote speaker was Rupak Biswas from NASA. Credit: Judy Potok/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Held in Cocoa Beach, Florida from March 11 to 14, researchers across the computing and data spectra participated in sessions developed by staff members from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or ORNL, Sandia National Laboratories and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre. 

Hyperspectral data is captured along with other critical measurements in ORNL’s Advanced Plant Phenotyping Laboratory and then presented in a 3D cube. This hypercube shows spectral data collected from poplar trees. Credit: Hong-Jun Yoon and Stan Martin/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

OLCF and APPL have collaborated on an automated data pipeline to manage data from APPL's hyperspectral imaging tools. The collaboration is an early effort of DOE's Integrated Research Infrastructure.

DOE national laboratory scientists led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed the first tree dataset of its kind, bridging molecular information about the poplar tree microbiome to ecosystem-level processes. Credit: Andy Sproles, ORNL/U.S. Dept. of Energy

A first-ever dataset bridging molecular information about the poplar tree microbiome to ecosystem-level processes has been released by a team of DOE scientists led by ORNL. The project aims to inform research regarding how natural systems function, their vulnerability to a changing climate and ultimately how plants might be engineered for better performance as sources of bioenergy and natural carbon storage.

Credit: Tyler Spano/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Nuclear nonproliferation scientists at ORNL have published the Compendium of Uranium Raman and Infrared Experimental Spectra, a public database and analysis of structure-spectral relationships for uranium minerals. This first-of-its-kind dataset and corresponding analysis fill a key gap in the existing body of knowledge for mineralogists and actinide scientists. 

Using a better modeling framework, with data collected from Mississippi Delta marshes, scientists are able to improve the predictions of methane and other greenhouse gas emissions. Credit: Matthew Berens/ORNL, U.S Dept. of Energy

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using a new modeling framework in conjunction with data collected from marshes in the Mississippi Delta to improve predictions of climate-warming methane and nitrous oxide