Articles Archive for January 2017
Tjerk Straatsma, the OLCF’s Scientific Computing Group leader, has been elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow in chemistry for his contributions to computational science.
As part of her team’s research into matter’s tendency to self-organize, Sharon Glotzer of the University of Michigan ran a series of hard particle simulations to study melting in two-dimensional (2-D) systems.
Leveraging the high-performance computing and data resources provided by the OLCF and CADES, neuroscience researchers are advancing the computational modeling of individual neurons.
A new version of OpenACC—an application programming interface that integrates accelerators with a host CPU—is due for release in mid-2017. In 2016, OLCF user assistance staff participated in the annual OpenACC standards organization meeting that resulted in a list of features for the new version.
A team led by the California Institute of Technology’s (Caltech’s) Thomas Miller used the OLCF’s Titan to identify potential electrolyte materials and predict which ones could enhance the performance of lithium-ion batteries.
In November, the OLCF offered its first 3-day, Mini GPU Hackathon to accommodate overflow from its annual, 5-day hackathon held in October of this year.
In an effort to study the complex fluid dynamics and chemical reactions occurring inside a jet engine combustor, researchers from United Technologies Research Center have teamed up with experts at the OLCF to develop more comprehensive modeling methods.
Open Scalable File Systems, Inc. (OpenSFS), the nonprofit community organization dedicated to Lustre file system technology, recently changed its structure to give users a premier role in the organization. File and Storage System Team Lead Sarp Oral will represent the OLCF on the newly appointed OpenSFS board.
ORNL recently partnered with Oracle to test some of the database technology company’s new firmware in a collaborative laboratory environment inside the OLCF’s High-Performance Storage System. Oracle is providing five of its enterprise-class tape drives, while ORNL is providing the resources, networking, and manpower for the testing environment.