Articles in the Technology Category

[ Jun 16 2015 - 7:55 am ]

Tiny Titan, the portable parallel computer designed for students and the general public by staff at the OLCF, is the subject of a new exhibit at the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

[ May 21 2015 - 12:01 pm ]

The OLCF played a significant role in an ORNL event to share knowledge and discuss the future development of the parallel file system, Lustre.

[ May 5 2015 - 8:53 am ]

OLCF staff have invested heavily in making sure users can access data quickly while also taking steps to keep data safe.

[ May 5 2015 - 8:45 am ]

The OLCF’s RAIT system allows incoming data to be striped across four tapes, but it also has an extra tape—called a parity tape—that can allow the data to be reconstructed in the event that a tape is damaged or lost.

[ Apr 8 2015 - 8:01 am ]

In the spirit of saving energy, the OLCF brought in an engineering team to evaluate how existing supercomputers could be cooled more efficiently.

[ Mar 10 2015 - 3:08 pm ]

In preparation for Summit, computer scientists and support staff are leaning on two modest-but-mighty test systems to explore Summit’s cutting-edge architecture.

[ Feb 10 2015 - 10:00 am ]

Staff at ORNL saw a need for more efficient systems testing; through a collaboration of groups at the OLCF, they were able to build a state-of-the-art test harness.

[ Jan 13 2015 - 1:41 pm ]

To make sure Summit is ready for researchers from day one, the OLCF Scientific Computing, Technology Integration, and High-Performance Computing Operations groups are collaborating on a test bed for staff and vendors to help the OLCF prepare for Summit.

[ Jan 13 2015 - 1:31 pm ]

Jack Wells, OLCF director of science, was recently invited to be the keynote speaker of an OpenACC workshop at the University of Houston.

[ Jan 13 2015 - 11:54 am ]

At the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility computer scientists Devesh Tiwari and Saurabh Gupta see laziness—a changed perception that reduces the frequency of application-level checkpoints—as increasingly important in recovering from computer failures on larger and faster machines.