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Exascale Computing’s Four Biggest Challenges and How They Were Overcome
9 months ago

Exascale Computing’s Four Biggest Challenges and How They Were Overcome

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

In 2008, the Exascale Study Group (ESG) issued a report, Technology Challenges in Achieving Exascale Systems, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It concluded that exascale supercomputers faced …
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Stunning Specs: What’s inside the Nation’s First Exascale Supercomputer Facility?
9 months ago

Stunning Specs: What’s inside the Nation’s First Exascale Supercomputer Facility?

By  •  9 months ago  •  Technology

Preparing for the nation’s first exascale system, the upcoming HPE Cray EX Frontier system at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been a colossal …
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Benchmarking Mixed-Precision Performance
1 year ago

Benchmarking Mixed-Precision Performance

By  •  1 year ago  •  Technology

Today at ISC High Performance 2021, a European virtual conference for high-performance computing (HPC), the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Summit was ranked as the world’s second-fastest supercomputer in …
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Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories Award Codeplay Software to Further Strengthen SYCL™ Support
1 year ago

Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories Award Codeplay Software to Further Strengthen SYCL™ Support

By  •  1 year ago  •  Technology

LEMONT, IL, and OAK RIDGE, TN, and EDINBURGH, UK, June 17, 2021 –

Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has awarded Codeplay a contract implementing …
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Spock and HIP Seminars Look Forward to Supercomputing’s Near Future
1 year ago

Spock and HIP Seminars Look Forward to Supercomputing’s Near Future

By  •  1 year ago  •  Events, Technology

As the world of high-performance computing (HPC) marches ever closer to entering the exascale era of supercomputers exceeding a billion billion, or 1018, floating point operations per second, anticipation among …
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Building a Better Compiler
1 year ago

Building a Better Compiler

By  •  1 year ago  •  Technology

Using the Summit supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), researchers from the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI) have made significant …
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OLCF Announces Storage Specifications for Frontier Exascale System
1 year ago

OLCF Announces Storage Specifications for Frontier Exascale System

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Technology

A newly enhanced I/O subsystem will support the nation’s first exascale supercomputer and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy high-performance computing user facility.

The …
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NCCS Introduces CITADEL Security Framework
1 year ago

NCCS Introduces CITADEL Security Framework

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Technology

The National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has unveiled CITADEL, a new framework of security protocols that will …
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Rethinking GPU Hackathons for a Pandemic and Beyond
1 year ago

Rethinking GPU Hackathons for a Pandemic and Beyond

By  •  1 year ago  •  Events, Technology

This is a joint story by OLCF writers Coury Turczyn and Rachel McDowell.

When University of Michigan (UM) professor of aerospace engineering Venkat Raman and his team of graduate students …
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DOE and NOAA Extend Strategic Partnership
1 year ago

DOE and NOAA Extend Strategic Partnership

By  •  1 year ago  •  Technology

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have formally agreed to renew their strategic partnership to run and manage the National Climate-Computing Research …
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Jupyter Has Landed at the OLCF
2 years ago

Jupyter Has Landed at the OLCF

By  •  2 years ago  •  Technology

To analyze and process scientific data, researchers often employ Jupyter notebooks, interactive web documents that host snippets of code written in statistical programming languages such as Python (or R or Julia). …
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Building an Exascale-Class Data Center
2 years ago

Building an Exascale-Class Data Center

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Technology

When the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) new exascale supercomputer, Frontier, completes installation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2021, it will later debut as a landmark in high-performance …
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OLCF Reaches New Heights with Andes Cluster
2 years ago

OLCF Reaches New Heights with Andes Cluster

By  •  2 years ago  •  Technology

Staff members at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) have replaced the center’s Rhea data analysis cluster with a brand-new AMD-based system dubbed Andes.

For 6 faithful years, Rhea …
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VISTA: ORNL’s Visual Informatics for Science and Technology Advances Lab
2 years ago

VISTA: ORNL’s Visual Informatics for Science and Technology Advances Lab

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Technology

The Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate is home to VISTA: ORNL’s Visual Informatics for Science and Technology Advances (VISTA) Lab. The mission of VISTA is to improve domain experts’ ability to explore …
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Data Matters: Scientific Data Management Tool Improves Labeling, Information Sharing for OLCF Researchers
2 years ago

Data Matters: Scientific Data Management Tool Improves Labeling, Information Sharing for OLCF Researchers

By  •  2 years ago  •  Technology

This story is the fourth in a series called “Data Matters,” a collection of features dedicated to exploring the relevance of data for scientific advancement and exploration at the Oak …
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OLCF to Trial Long-Awaited Fujitsu Processors in Arm-Based Test Bed System
2 years ago

OLCF to Trial Long-Awaited Fujitsu Processors in Arm-Based Test Bed System

By  •  2 years ago  •  Technology

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has upgraded its Arm-based test system, Wombat, equipping it with the HPE Apollo 80 system that uses the same processor architecture found in …
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