A team led by Thomas Jordan of the Southern California Earthquake Center, headquartered at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, is using the Titan supercomputer to develop physics-based earthquake simulations to better understand earthquake systems, including the potential seismic hazards from known faults and the impact of strong ground motions on urban areas.
Prompted by the annual user survey, OLCF’s Rhea received an upgrade this fall. In two phases, OLCF staff doubled Rhea’s amount of RAM per node and added GPU nodes.
Oak Ridge and Argonne Leadership Computing Facility representatives teamed up this summer to expose scientists in the UK to high-performance computing research opportunities in the United States.
Educating the next generation of computing experts was among the topics on the agenda for the 2015 ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
For the past 9 years, the OLCF Outreach team has offered a science-writing internship, which has paid dividends for both its participants and the organization, establishing a track record for preparing students for their professional careers.
Robert Edwards, a researcher and senior staff member at JLab is the principal investigator for a group researching particle physics at the OLCF. The team’s ALCC project focused on running quarks through the gluon field and analyzing how their position in space–time is affected by the different configurations.
Attendees of the NUFO annual meeting had the opportunity to tour ORNL, attend discussion panels, and participate in breakout groups in which they collaborated on specific topics of interest when the group met in Oak Ridge April 20–23.
The OLCF hosted two identical kick-off workshops for members of the new CAAR partnership projects this spring. The second of the two events was held June 2-3.
Organizers from the OLCF, the University of Illinois Coordinated Science Laboratory and National Center for Supercomputing Applications, NVIDIA, and The Portland Group gathered last month for the next round of applications acceleration programming.
The OLCF played a significant role in an ORNL event to share knowledge and discuss the future development of the parallel file system, Lustre.