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Plant Morphogenesis: How Genes and Their Products Interact and Control a Plant's Response to Light
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DOE Funds URA Member Universities for High Energy Physics Research
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Brendan Kochunas Wins DOE Distinguished Early Career Award
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The Frontier supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory earned the top ranking on May 30, 2022, as the world’s fastest on the 59th TOP500 list, with 1.1 exaflops of performance. The system is the first to achieve an unprecedented level of computing performance known as exascale, a threshold of a quintillion calculations per second.
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