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Supercomputer

Launching a Supercomputer: How to Set Up Some of the World’s...

As you walk out of an electronics store clutching the cardboard box with your new computer, you dream of all of the cool things...
berkelium

Supercomputing Mimics Berkelium Experiments to Validate New Find

The Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has enabled scientists to explore an unexpected oxidation state in the rare, radioactive...
Photosynthesis

A Real CAM-Do Attitude

Photosynthesis, the method plants use to convert energy from the sun into food, is a ubiquitous process many people learn about in elementary school....
mapping

A Seismic Mapping Milestone

When an earthquake strikes, the release of energy creates seismic waves that often wreak havoc for life at the surface. Those same waves, however,...
batteries

Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better Batteries

Ever since Italian physicist Alessandro Volta invented the first battery out of a stack of copper and zinc disks separated by moistened cardboard, scientists...
genome, human disease, brain injuries

Baylor Researchers Develop Hybrid Computational Strategy for Scalable Whole Genome Data...

Human genome sequencing costs have dropped precipitously over the last few years, however the analytical ability to meet the growing demand for making sense...
calcium-52

Physics Researchers Question Calcium-52’s Magic

For decades nuclear physicists have tried to learn more about which elements, or their various isotopes, are “magic.” This is not to say that they...
Combustion

Better Combustion for Power Generation

In the United States, the use of natural gas for electricity generation continues to grow. The driving forces behind this development? A boom in...
nuclear waste

Chemistry Consortium Uses Titan to Understand Actinides

Multi-institution team works on chemical methods to clean up nuclear waste
aerodynamics

Boeing Catches Caution from the Wind

Jaguar maneuvers the problematic multiple solutions phenomena
lignin

Titan Probes Depths of Biofuel’s Biggest Barrier 

ORNL researchers’ 23.7-million atom system demonstrates why lignin is such a problem

Titan Helps Unpuzzle Decades-Old Plutonium Perplexities

First produced in 1940, plutonium is one of the most electronically complicated elements on Earth—and because of its complexities, scientists have been struggling to...

Oak Ridge to acquire next generation supercomputer

Supercomputer simulations enable researchers to address the most challenging problems in diverse scientific arenas. Pictured is a volume rendering of shear-wave perturbations computed in...