OpenCore seeks to help businesses make best use of data
January 25, 2014 — Working as a research assistant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, James Horey helped a number of federal agencies use their data more effectively.
Titan propels GE wind turbine research into new territory
January 17, 2014 — The amount of global electricity supplied by wind, the world’s fastest growing energy source, is expected to increase from 2.5 to as much as 12% by 2020. Under ideal conditions, wind farms can be three times more efficient than coal plants, but going wherever the wind blows is not always so easy.
CORAL: the next big thing in supercomputing; next-gen machines for Oak Ridge, Argonne, Livermore
January 17, 2014 — Three of the nation’s premier national labs — Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore — are banding together to push the boundaries of supercomputing and acquire next-generation supercomputers for each of the labs at the best value for the U.S. government.
Graphene forms template for two-dimensional hybrid materials
January 17, 2014 — Researchers have developed a new technique for forming a two-dimensional, single-atom sheet of two different materials with a seamless boundary.
Supercomputer Helps Design Wind Turbines
January 16, 2014 — Since 2005, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been researching, developing and testing materials in freezing conditions. By developing more efficient materials for wind turbines, researchers can increase turbine efficiency and reduce potential downtime for wind turbines in cold climates, the U.S. Department of Energy says.
DOE Supercomputing Aims for 100-200 PFLOPS in 2017
January 16, 2014 — In a recent post on Atomic City Underground, Frank Munger examines the progress made by the CORAL project, which HPCwire detailed last year.
The Top Supercomputing Led Discoveries of 2013
January 02, 2014 — 2013 has been an incredible year for the entire ecosystem around supercomputing; from vendors pushing new technologies to boost performance, capacity, and programmability to researchers turning over new insights with fresh techniques.
What Has the Titan Supercomputer Been Up To Lately? You Won’t Believe It.
December 18, 2013 — Twice a year, the bit-crunching community stands up and takes notice of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. That’s when the semiannual Top 500 List comes out.
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.