OLCF marks 25-year anniversary with presentations focused on milestones in science and computing, partnerships, and the future
OLCF researcher Ada Sedova brings together pillars of science in her work.
To better understand dopamine uptake at neuron synapses, scientists from the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University are using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to simulate important molecular interactions at the neuron membrane.
With 2 years left of Titan operation, as well as the recent deployment of new test beds built by Cray, Inc., OLCF is staying active in the Cray community.
Using the 27-petaflop Titan supercomputer, a team of researchers based at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are predicting how ITER—the world’s largest experimental magnetic fusion reactor, which is currently under construction in France—will withstand the extreme heat involved in extracting exhaust.
In response to a growing interest in data services that are integrated with high-performance computing, the National Center for Computational Sciences has expanded its data analysis group, the Advanced Data and Workflow group.
OLCF scientific computing liaison Gustav Jansen received honorable mention for the 2017 Hermann Kümmel Early Achievement Award in Many-Body Physics. The award recognizes “young physicists whose published work is a significant contribution to quantum many-body theory.”
The Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility has enabled scientists from a team led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to explore an unexpected oxidation state in the rare, radioactive element berkelium that was first observed in experiment.
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility staff discussed OLCF resources that could be leveraged for ECP research and development, including the facility’s next flagship supercomputer, Summit, expected to go online in 2018.
While upgrading chemistry applications in the pre-Summit development environment known as Summitdev, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility staff fixed an unexpected bottleneck in a key tensor algebra library, boosting performance by as much as 10 times.