User Facility News

11.02.18User Facility

Probing Interactions Among Molecular Mechanisms, Cellular Processes, and Elemental CyclesExternal link

Two Department of Energy user facilities, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) and the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), have selected 12 of the 41 proposals received from a joint call for 2019 research under the Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) initiative.
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10.31.18User Facility

Gordon Bell Prize Finalist Code Adops AI to Model Monster EarthquakesExternal link

Researchers from the University of Tokyo in Japan simulated a highly complex earthquake wave on Summit, accelerated using AI and transprecision computing. The team achieved a fourfold speedup over its state-of-the-art SC14 Gordon Bell finalist code and have again earned a finalist nomination.
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10.30.18User Facility

Argonne's Cat PowerExternal link

The Collaborative Access Teams at the Advanced Photon Source use hard X-rays to uncover details about materials that are difficult to observe and measure.
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10.30.18User Facility

DOE to Build Next-Generation Supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center has signed a contract with Cray for NERSC’s next-generation supercomputer, a pre-exascale machine slated to be delivered in 2020.
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10.29.18User Facility

Scientists Find Great Diversity, Novel Molecules in Microbiome of Tree RootsExternal link

Researchers with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered that communities of microbes living in and around poplar tree roots are ten times more diverse than the human microbiome and produce a cornucopia of novel molecules that could be useful as antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs, or for agricultural applications.
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10.29.18User Facility

CFN User Spotlight: Jennifer Carpena-Núñez Studies the Fundamentals of Carbon Nanotube GrowthExternal link

Chemical physicist Jennifer Carpena-Núñez—a postdoctoral research associate with a joint appointment in the Interface Science and Catalysis Group at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), a Department of Defense research laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio—has been synthesizing and characterizing carbon nanotubes.
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10.26.18User Facility

Learning Continues Throughout Summer for ALCF Student InternsExternal link

Every summer, the halls of Theory and Computing Sciences Building at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are a little noisier. This year, the ALCF interns ranging from undergraduates to Ph.D. candidates came from all over the country to gain hands-on experience with some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.
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10.26.18User Facility

Microscopy Images Put Deep Learning Code to the TestExternal link

Using the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) new leadership-class supercomputer, the IBM AC922 Summit, a team from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) demonstrated the ability to generate intelligent software that could revolutionize how scientists manipulate materials at the atomic scale.
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10.26.18User Facility

Argonne Scientists Create New Oil-resistant Filter TechnologyExternal link

Crude oil is sticky stuff and often clogs filters membranes and other equipment used in the oil and gas industry. To address this problem, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a novel approach, which will prolong the lifetime of key industrial equipment.
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10.25.18User Facility

Scientists Present Ideas for Next-gen Accelerator ExperimentsExternal link

With powerful beams of electrons 100 to 1,000 times brighter than its predecessor, the upgrade to the Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests (FACET) promises technological breakthroughs that could lead to a new generation of smaller, more affordable particle accelerators for research in particle physics, X-ray science, medicine and other fields.
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