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Cray Computer Awarded Department Of Energy Contract
2011-10-12 05:11:15

Cray Computer was awarded a $97 million contract by the Department of Energy´s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The contract will upgrade the lab´s current Cray XT5 computer, dubbed Jaguar, which runs at 2.3 million billion calculations per second (petaflops) into a new Cray XK6 with a peak calculation speed between 10 and 20 petaflops. According to the news release, the new system, dubbed as Titan, will contain the latest AMD Opteron central processing units and NVIDIA...

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2011-04-11 07:58:23

A newly sequenced bacterial genome from a team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) could contain clues as to how microorganisms produce a highly toxic form of mercury. Methylmercury, a potent human neurotoxin, appears in the environment when certain naturally occurring bacteria transform inorganic mercury into its more toxic cousin. Few bacterial species are capable of this conversion, and exactly how the transformation takes place has been a matter of...

2010-06-01 19:50:44

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the University of Tennessee (UT) and six collaborating universities have performed an unprecedented nuclear reaction experiment that explores the unique properties of the "doubly magic" radioactive isotope of 132Sn, or tin-132. The research, published in the journal Nature, is part of a broad scientific effort to understand nucleosynthesis, or the process by which the higher elements (those in the periodic table...

2010-05-19 09:38:36

Scientists at the Nuclear Science and Technology Division of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are merging decades of nuclear energy and safety expertise with high-performance computing to effectively address a range of nuclear energy- and security-related challenges John Wagner, Technical Integration Manager for Nuclear Modeling within ORNL's Nuclear Science and Technology Division (NSTD), says one of the goals of his organization is to integrate existing...

2009-11-04 08:30:00

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2008-09-12 09:00:46

VANCOUVER, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexterra Energy Corp. (http://www.nexterra.ca/) announced today that it has received an order from Johnson Controls Inc. for a multi-million dollar biomass gasification system at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Nexterra biomass gasification system is the cornerstone of an $89ӚÓš million contract for...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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