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California-based startup Atomic Canyon has announced a new project with the US Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), to build a safe, efficient open-source AI (artificial intelligence) model for the nuclear sector. Atomic Canyon will use ORNL’s Frontier supercomputer – the world's fastest supercomputer – to train the company's AI model to understand complex nuclear terminology. Frontier was the first to achieve "exascale" computing performance (a quintillion calculations per second).

Date: Saturday, 18 May 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsatomic-canyon-and-ornl-to-develop-ai-model-for-nuclear-sector-11783031

Atomic Canyon has announced a new project with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to use the Frontiers supercomputer to build a safe, efficient, open-source artificial intelligence (AI) model for the nuclear sector - and the Aurora supercomputer at the Argonne National Laboratory is confirmed to have surpassed the exascale threshold.

Date: Friday, 17 May 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-research-to-benefit-from-US-supercomputer

Collaboration between the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), Dell Technologies, Intel and the University of Cambridge is underway to advance the development of the UK’s prototype fusion power plant. Scientists and engineers plan to access supercomputers and AI (artificial intelligence) to inform and accelerate engineering designs of the UKAEA’s STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) facility. UKAEA says the engineering designs of STEP, sited in Nottinghamshire, “will be developed in a highly immersive and connected virtual environment, known as the ‘Industrial Metaverse’”.

Date: Thursday, 06 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssupercomputing-and-ai-to-deliver-digital-twin-of-the-uks-step-fusion-powerplant-10984080

A collaboration between the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), Dell Technologies, Intel and the University of Cambridge will explore how supercomputers and artificial intelligence technologies with advanced predictive capabilities can deliver a 'digital twin' of the UK's prototype fusion power plant design.

Date: Saturday, 01 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Digital-twin-of-STEP-fusion-machine-to-be-created

The US Administration, through the Department of Energy (DOE), has announced funding of $1.5 billion from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act to build and upgrade the US national laboratories. The resources will upgrade scientific facilities, modernise infrastructure, and address deferred maintenance projects at the laboratories managed by DOE’s Office of Science.

Date: Thursday, 10 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-announces-15-billion-to-strengthen-national-laboratories-10281810

The US Administration has issued a new report setting out initial priorities - including fusion - it says will enable it to reach net-zero by 2050, and is providing more than USD1.5 billion under Inflation Reduction Act funding to upgrade facilities and modernise infrastructure at the national laboratories which will undertake the research and innovation to support this.

Date: Tuesday, 08 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Historic-USD1-5-billion-upgrade-for-US-national-la

San Diego, California-based General Atomics (GA) has announced a steady-state, compact advanced tokamak Fusion Pilot Plant (FPP) concept, which it says capitalises on its innovations and advancements in fusion technology.

Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/General-Atomics-announces-concept-for-Fusion-Pilot

The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Frontier supercomputer system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been ranked as the fastest computer in the world, as well as becoming the first to break the exascale performance barrier.

Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-supercomputer-breaks-exascale-barrier

Finland’s Posiva Oy has launched a project for modelling the groundwater chemistry in the bedrock of the site for the final disposal of used nuclear fuel far into the future using one of the most efficient computers in the world. Posiva, which is responsible for the final disposal of used nuclear fuel, is jointly owned by Finnish nuclear utilities Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj. “This is probably the most demanding modelling of groundwater chemistry to date, anywhere in the world. The goal of the project is to verify the balancing of long-term safety with economic sustainability. This will open the way to industrial final disposal far into the future,” Posiva noted.

Date: Friday, 29 April 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsposiva-models-groundwater-chemistry-in-olkiluoto-9658841

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) said on 17 August that the UK programme to deliver fusion energy had been given a boost by a new collaboration with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Under the collaboration, STFC and UKAEA will launch a Centre of Excellence in Extreme Scale Computing in Fusion, located at STFC’s Hartree Centre, at its Daresbury Laboratory in the North West of England.

Date: Friday, 20 August 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukaea-and-stfc-to-accelerate-fusion-energy-research-using-advanced-computing-9012405

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