Supercomputing and Computation

Research Highlights

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Boosting Bioenergy
— A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jeremy Smith, the director of ORNL’s Center for Molecular Biophysics and a Governor’s Chair at the University of Tennessee, has uncovered information that could help others harvest energy from plant mass. The team’s conclusion—that less ordered cellulose fibers bind less lignin—was published in the August edition of Biomacromolecules.

The Need for Speed
— Since the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Titan supercomputer began accepting its full suite of users on May 31st, science has been picking up steam. With its hybrid architecture featuring traditional CPUs alongside GPUs, Titan represents a revolutionary paradigm in high-performance computing’s quest to reach the exascale with only marginal increases in power consumption for the world’s leading systems.

Simulation Shuffles Protons and Electrons
— Advances may lead to better catalysts and more efficient solar energy. Plants solved the solar energy challenge billions of years ago, with photosynthesis. The sunlight-fueled process begins with two very plentiful molecules—carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O).

Titan Simulates Earthquake Physics Necessary for Safer Building Design
Researchers conduct unprecedented study on GPUs of damaging, high-frequency shaking

OLCF Wins Big at Conference
— The OLCF and industrial users Ford Motor Company and GE Global Research received 5 awards at SC13, the 25th meeting of the annual leading Supercomputing Conference.

Researchers recruit Titan to study key molecular switch that controls cell behavior
— Scientists want to manipulate cell behavior for a lot of reasons. If they can control cell functions such as movement and development, they can cripple cells and pathogens that are causing disease in the body.

Peering into Cells One GPU at a Time
Supercomputers monitor proteins responsible for cellular behavior

High-Risk, High-Reward Simulations
OLCF successfully completes its 2012–2013 ALCC campaign

Code for Largest Cosmological Simulations Ever on GPUs Is Gordon Bell Finalist
HACC uses modules with algorithms specific to different supercomputing architectures

Titan Gets Computational Company
— Two new computing resources are being installed at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) to enhance the user experience and maximize project outputs. The new machines will help scientists consolidate the massive amount of data gathered from Titan, allowing researchers to find answers to some of the world’s most puzzling problems.


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