Articles Archive for November 2014
Two Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) partners received HPC Innovation Excellence awards from the International Data Corporation (IDC) for their research using OLCF computing resources.
A team of researchers from the Netherlands and Japan, including Simon Portegies Zwart, are using supercomputers to simulate the Milky Way galaxy’s evolution.
In 2013, researchers at consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble and Temple University began using the Titan supercomputer to better understand the three-dimensional structure of skin’s outermost barrier, the stratum corneum.
The U.S. Department of Energy has signed a contract with IBM to bring a next-generation supercomputer to ORNL. The OLCF’s new hybrid CPU/GPU computing system, Summit, will be delivered in 2018.
Representatives from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, and HPC experts from around the world gathered in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, from September 2 to 6 to design and discuss scientific requirements and future approaches in preparation for the coming of the exascale era.
For many researchers, Titan is only part of the picture; managing and understanding data are quickly becoming as important as the simulations that create it.
A new data quality assurance tool developed by the Technology Integration Group at the OLCF will help protect that data by validating the integrity of the High Performance Storage System (HPSS) archive.
James Hack, Director of ORNL’s National Center for Computational Sciences, was the first plenary speaker at at “Living in the Anthropocene: Prospects for Climate, Economics, Health and Security,” a one-day symposium sponsored by Smithsonian’s Grand Challenges Consortia.
Princeton’s Jeroen Tromp is part of a team using Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Titan supercomputer, to reveal the Earth’s inner workings via adjoint tomography simulations, or monitoring the interaction of a forward wavefield, in which the waves travel from the source to the receivers, and an “adjoint” wavefield in which the waves travel inversely from the receivers to the source.
Jackie Chen, of Sandia National Laboratories, uses the OLCF’s Titan supercomputer to study the combustion of a wide variety of fuels.