The Surprising Science Behind Everyday Products

August 27, 2014

One doesn't normally associate their favorite shampoo or laundry detergent with science, let alone multi-million dollar supercomputers, but in today's modern wo Read more…

By Staff Writer

Big Rig Redesign Still Going Strong

August 26, 2013

In 2011, South Carolina-based BMI Corp. worked with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop a technology that improves the aerodynamics of long haul tractor trailers, thereby boosting fuel efficiency. Two years later, the company and the partnership are still going strong. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Ford Taps ORNL to Boost Vehicle Airflow, Fuel Efficiency

August 19, 2013

Anybody who drives one of Ford's recent vehicles spends a little less money on gasoline thanks to HPC work the carmaker undertook with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where more than one million processor hours were spent getting a handle on the complex fluid dynamics governing airflow under the hood. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Spider II Emerges to Give ORNL a Big Speed Boost

August 16, 2013

When the Jaguar supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory morphed into Titan in 2012, it delivered a huge increase in computational power. Recently, the ORNL's parallel file system, called Spider, received a similar overhaul, and is in the process of emerging as Spider II. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Vampir Rises to the Occasion at ORNL

July 31, 2013

Researchers are licking their chops with the potential to speed the execution of parallel applications on the largest supercomputers using Vampir, a performance tool that traces events and identifies problems in HPC applications. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Exterminating at Extreme Scale

May 7, 2013

Since the first bug was eradicated from a Mark II system at Harvard in 1940s (an actual moth wedged in a relay, which drove the machine to a standstill) system exterminators have faced a constant spray of challenges. We talk with Allinea co-founder David Lecomber about challenges on Titan and Blue Waters--and the future of debugging exascale ... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Helps Advance Scientific Discovery with HPC

January 9, 2012

<p>The impact of using supercomputers to solve complex calculations and simulate atomic structure behavior is tremendous, reducing some scientific research (such as this Germanium-72 experiment) from months to less than a week. In a short period of time scientists can now perform many more experiments and advance discovery in real-time.</p> Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

INCITE Releases Greatest Hits Compilation

August 4, 2011

The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) has been providing a diverse array of researchers with the ability to run petascale simulations on some of the world's top systems. The group behind the effort released a report recently that highlighted some of the successes, offering a case for the power of simulation to advance science, industry and social goals like shifting to clean energy. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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