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About Rachel McDowell

Rachel McDowell is a science writer for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
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CAAR Team Members Test Compilers for Summit at IBM Hackathon
5 years ago

CAAR Team Members Test Compilers for Summit at IBM Hackathon

By  •  5 years ago  •  Technology

As the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) transitions from its current flagship supercomputer, Titan, to its next-generation supercomputer, Summit, staff and users are preparing to get the most out of their …
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ORNL Staffers Create a Buzz at Grace Hopper Conference
5 years ago

ORNL Staffers Create a Buzz at Grace Hopper Conference

By  •  5 years ago  •  People

Women from all over the world united at the 22nd annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC), presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and the …
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OLCF Staff Members Lead HPC Sessions at 2016 Tapia Conference
5 years ago

OLCF Staff Members Lead HPC Sessions at 2016 Tapia Conference

By  •  5 years ago  •  People

Last month staff members from the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) presented for the first time at the 2016 Association for …
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OLCF User Support Specialist Receives YWCA Award Nomination
5 years ago

OLCF User Support Specialist Receives YWCA Award Nomination

By  •  5 years ago  •  People

Each fall the YWCA in Knoxville, Tennessee, holds its annual Tribute to Women gala to recognize women in the community who have demonstrated the values of the organization: encouraging diversity, advocating …
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OLCF’s Anantharaj Shares HPC Knowledge at Summer School
5 years ago

OLCF’s Anantharaj Shares HPC Knowledge at Summer School

By  •  5 years ago  •  People

This year the International Summer School on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ISSAOS) in L’Aquila, Italy, featured a high-performance computing (HPC) theme for the first time in an effort to introduce earth sciences …
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Unraveling the Science Behind Biomass Breakdown
5 years ago

Unraveling the Science Behind Biomass Breakdown

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Lignocellulosic biomass—plant matter such as cornstalks, straw, and woody plants—is a sustainable source for production of bio-based fuels and chemicals. However, the deconstruction of biomass is one of the most …
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Data Transfer Service Upgrades to Improve Efficiency and Performance
5 years ago

Data Transfer Service Upgrades to Improve Efficiency and Performance

By  •  5 years ago  •  Technology

Data transfer can be tricky—especially when it involves moving large datasets at a rate of dozens of gigabits per second to and from one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.


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OLCF-Fermilab Collaboration Gives ADIOS a Boost
5 years ago

OLCF-Fermilab Collaboration Gives ADIOS a Boost

By  •  5 years ago  •  Technology

Researchers at US Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories frequently transfer files between experimental and observational facilities, their home institutions, and computational facilities like the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility …
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CSGF Annual Program Review Brings Staff and Students Together
5 years ago

CSGF Annual Program Review Brings Staff and Students Together

By  •  5 years ago  •  People

For the sixth year in a row, staff from the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) networked with promising graduate fellows and introduced them to research opportunities during the US …
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Directorate’s Daughters Run Code on Titan at WiC Event
5 years ago

Directorate’s Daughters Run Code on Titan at WiC Event

By  •  5 years ago  •  People

In July, Women in Computing (WiC) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) hosted Introduce Your Daughter to Code, an event during which girls between the ages of 10 …
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Summer Interns’ Innovations Benefit OLCF and Beyond
5 years ago

Summer Interns’ Innovations Benefit OLCF and Beyond

By  •  5 years ago  •  People

Every year the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) selects more than 500 students from all over the world to participate in internships within its various …
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Oracle’s Large Tape Users Group Elects OLCF System Administrator as President
5 years ago

Oracle’s Large Tape Users Group Elects OLCF System Administrator as President

By  •  5 years ago  •  People

This past spring Jason Anderson, high-performance computing systems administrator for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), was elected president of the Large Tape Users Group (LTUG), a branch of …
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