Articles in the Technology Category

[ Apr 18 2017 - 8:04 am ]

The OLCF’s new ARM1 early development system gives researchers the opportunity to test various software packages and explore an experimental environment for ARM architecture–based systems.

[ Apr 18 2017 - 7:48 am ]

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.

[ Mar 28 2017 - 9:34 am ]

In 2016, the OLCF introduced a new runtime framework that allows users of hybrid systems—such as the OLCF’s 27-petaflop Titan—to better exploit GPU-accelerated architectures.

[ Mar 28 2017 - 9:26 am ]

OLCF staff created the Constellation DOI framework that makes it possible for a researcher to obtain a digital object identifier (DOI) to catalog and publish scientific data artifacts for open access.

[ Feb 28 2017 - 10:44 am ]

OLCF staff members led a workshop January 10–12 to provide CAAR teams with a quickstart guide for using the Summitdev early access system, which features IBM’s POWER processors and NVIDIA’s Pascal GPU–based architecture.

[ Jan 31 2017 - 3:56 pm ]

Leveraging the high-performance computing and data resources provided by the OLCF and CADES, neuroscience researchers are advancing the computational modeling of individual neurons.

[ Jan 31 2017 - 3:55 pm ]

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.

[ Jan 4 2017 - 9:29 am ]

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.

[ Jan 4 2017 - 9:28 am ]

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.

[ Dec 7 2016 - 8:48 am ]

New York hackathon reveals bugs, opportunities for improvement
As the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) transitions from its current flagship …