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National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS)

The National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory was established in 1992. In 2004 the center was designated by the Secretary of Energy as the Leadership Computing Facility for the nation, designed to provide unclassified research a resource 100 times more powerful than current capabilities.


National Transportation Research Center (NTRC)

Located a few miles down the road from Oak Ridge National Laboratory are several highly-sophisticated, experimental ORNL research laboratories that constitute the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Transportation Research Center User Facility (NTRC). As a User Facility, NTRC offers industry, academia, and other agencies the opportunity to access state-of-the-art technologies, equipment and instrumentation, and computational resources to advance transportation technologies. Research areas include transportation fuel properties and effects; engine technologies and control systems; emission control devices; power electronics; electric machines; geographic information systems; data analysis and visualization; modeling; and packaging for hazardous materials transport. These resources are critical to efforts to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, and address transportation systems issues such as traffic congestion, evacuation planning, and highway safety.


Shared Research Equipment (ShaRE)

The Shared Research Equipment (ShaRE) User Facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is one of three Electron Beam Microcharacterization Centers supported by the Scientific User Facilities Division of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy. The ShaRE User Facility provides access to advanced electron microscopy and atom probe tomography capabilities.