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2011-02-17 17:08:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is launching an academic unit that seeks to transform the energy industry in our country and the world, as well as the state and local economies. Called the UT/ORNL Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (CIRE), CIRE will train scientists to take on the world's most challenging energy problems by working with...

2010-03-26 06:40:00

SEATTLE, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontier GeoSciences (Frontier Global) announced today it was awarded Oak Ridge National Laboratories 2009 Small Business of the Year Award. Frontier was nominated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory staff, who say Frontier's employees have gone "above and beyond" to ensure their programmatic needs and permit requirements are met, related to environmental sampling and analysis. According to Bob Brunette, Frontier's Executive Vice President, "We take great...

2009-11-16 09:15:00

High-performance computers support major research; push limits of computing power East Tennessee is now home to two of the world's three fastest computers, according to new rankings released today. The Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers places University of Tennessee supercomputer Kraken in third place, where it also holds the title of world's fastest academic supercomputer, while Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar computer took first place overall. Kraken, the result of a...

2009-10-09 13:45:44

The National Institute for Computational Sciences' (NICS's) Cray XT5 supercomputer"”Kraken"”has been upgraded to become the first academic system to surpass a thousand trillion calculations a second, or one petaflop, a landmark achievement that will greatly accelerate science and place Kraken among the top five computers in the world. Managed by the University of Tennessee (UT) for the National Science Foundation (NSF), the system came online Oct. 5 with a peak performance of 1.03...

2008-11-18 07:50:00

The Department of Energy boosts the world's fastest supercomputer for science, according to an annual ranking that will be released Tuesday at an international supercomputing conference in Austin. The Cray XT high-performance computing system, called Jaguar, was developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It has a peak performance of 1.64 petaflops per second, incorporating a 1.382 petaflops XT5 and a 266 teraflops XT4 systems. "This accomplishment is the culmination of our vision to...

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...

2008-05-15 13:33:19

Upgrades to Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar supercomputer have more than doubled its performance, increasing the system's ability to deliver far-reaching advances in climate studies, energy research, and a wide range of sciences.The system recently completed acceptance testing, running applications in climate science, quantum chemistry, combustion science, materials science, nanoscience, fusion science, and astrophysics, as well as benchmarking applications that test supercomputing...

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