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Luck and learning

July 2020 Updated: July 2020

Friends – and computational science fellows – team up with Toyota and Berkeley Lab, combining serendipity and machine learning in a search for sustainable-energy materials.

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Scaling up metadata

May 2020 Updated: May 2020

A Los Alamos National Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University exascale file system helps scientists sort through enormous amounts of records and data to accelerate discoveries.

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Pandemic view – plus privacy

April 2020 Updated: April 2020

A fellow helps guide an international volunteer effort to develop COVID Watch, a mobile telephone application that prioritizes privacy.

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Earth’s multimodel future

February 2020 Updated: February 2020

A PNNL-led team’s mission: integrate climate models to reflect human impact on natural resources – and vice versa.

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Beyond the tunnel

January 2020 Updated: January 2020

Stanford-led team turns to Argonne’s Mira to fine-tune a computational route around aircraft wind-tunnel testing.

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Efficiency surge

September 2019 Updated: September 2019

A DOE CSGF recipient at the University of Texas took on a hurricane-flooding simulation and blew away limits on its performance.

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Robot whisperer

July 2019 Updated: July 2019

A DOE computational science fellow combines biology, technology and more to explore behavior, swarms and space.

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Labeling climate

July 2019 Updated: July 2019

A Berkeley Lab team tags dramatic weather events in atmospheric models, then applies supercomputing and deep learning to refine forecasts.

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Molecular landscaping

May 2019 Updated: May 2019

A Brookhaven-Rutgers group uses supercomputing to target the most promising drug candidates from a daunting number of possibilities.

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Forged in a Firestorm

April 2019 Updated: April 2019

A Livermore team takes a stab, atom-by-atom, at an 80-year-old controversy over a metal-shaping property called crystal plasticity.

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Visions of exascale

March 2019 Updated: March 2019

Argonne National Laboratory’s Aurora will take scientific computing to the next level. Visualization and analysis capabilities must keep up.

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ARM wrestling

February 2019 Updated: February 2019

Aiming to expand their technology options, Vanguard program researchers are testing a prototype supercomputer built with ARM processors.

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Revving up chemistry

December 2018 Updated: March 2019

Exascale computing, combined with redesigned computational chemistry software, could help researchers develop new renewable energy materials and greener chemical processes.

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Multiphysics models for the masses

November 2018 Updated: November 2018

Los Alamos tool lends user flexibility to ease use of stockpile-stewardship physics simulations.

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Genome-crunching

October 2018 Updated: October 2018

Supercomputing power and increasing genomic data are allowing Oak Ridge researchers to examine drought tolerance in plants and other big biological questions.

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Swimming lessons

September 2018 Updated: September 2018

A Berkeley Lab-Northwestern University team follows fish movements to build energy-efficiency algorithms.

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Higher learning

August 2018 Updated: August 2018

Computational Science Graduate Fellow Alnur Ali rides an early career at Microsoft to the upper ranks of machine-learning research.

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Scaling the unknown

July 2018 Updated: August 2018

A supercomputing co-design collaboration involving academia, industry and national labs tackles exascale computing’s monumental challenges.

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Meeting the eye

May 2018 Updated: May 2018

A Brookhaven National Laboratory computer scientist is building software to help researchers interact with their data in new ways.

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Climate customized

April 2018 Updated: May 2018

An Argonne initiative tweaks climate models to help utilities and others predict and plan for future extreme weather.

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Water works

March 2018 Updated: March 2018

Complex simulations are unraveling the idiosyncrasies of this unique liquid’s behavior.

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A fusion fix

December 2017 Updated: May 2019

Graduate fellow leads software project to head off damaging fusion energy disruptions.

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Connecting equations

December 2017 Updated: February 2018

A Sandia National Laboratories mathematician is honored for his work creating methods for supercomputers.

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Enhancing enzymes

October 2017 Updated: February 2018

High-quality computational models of enzyme catalysts could lead to improved access to biofuels and better carbon capture.

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Virtual vessels

September 2017 Updated: February 2019

The circulatory simulations a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship alumna now at Duke University could help physicians choose the best treatments before operating.

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