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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Exascale’s New Frontier: ADIOS
1 day ago

Exascale’s New Frontier: ADIOS

By  •  1 day ago  •  Technology

PI: Scott Klasky, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In 2016, the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) set out to develop advanced software for the arrival of exascale-class …
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Meet the NCCS and OLCF Director: Arjun Shankar
7 days ago

Meet the NCCS and OLCF Director: Arjun Shankar

By  •  7 days ago  •  Featured, People

World-leading supercomputers, like those built and deployed at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are astonishing feats of computational and infrastructural engineering. But behind the …
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Going Big: World’s Fastest Computer Takes On Large Language Modeling
7 days ago

Going Big: World’s Fastest Computer Takes On Large Language Modeling

By  •  7 days ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

A team led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory explored training strategies for one of the largest artificial intelligence models to date with help from …
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Breaking Benchmarks: Frontier Supercomputer Sets New Standard in Molecular Simulation
1 week ago

Breaking Benchmarks: Frontier Supercomputer Sets New Standard in Molecular Simulation

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

When scientists pushed the world’s fastest supercomputer to its limits, they found those limits stretched beyond even their biggest expectations.

The Frontier supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge …
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Something in the Water Does Not Compute
2 weeks ago

Something in the Water Does Not Compute

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Computational scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have published a study in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation that questions a long-accepted factor …
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ORNL and SLAC Team Up for Breakthrough Biology Projects
2 weeks ago

ORNL and SLAC Team Up for Breakthrough Biology Projects

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Technology

Plans to unite the capabilities of two cutting-edge technological facilities funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science promise to usher in a new era of dynamic …
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Summit Helps Forge Stronger Flights
3 weeks ago

Summit Helps Forge Stronger Flights

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

Titanium alloys serve as cornerstone materials for the aerospace industry — stronger and lighter than steel, resistant to rust and corrosion and resilient past the melting points of most other …
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Adaptable IO System Delivers the Data
3 weeks ago

Adaptable IO System Delivers the Data

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Technology

Amid the challenges that the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility faced in assembling and launching the world’s first exascale-class (more than a quintillion calculations per …
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Steering Toward Quantum Simulation at Scale
4 weeks ago

Steering Toward Quantum Simulation at Scale

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Researchers simulated a key quantum state at one of the largest scales reported, with support from the Quantum Computing User Program, or QCUP, at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge …
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New Data Processing Automation Grows Plant Science at ORNL
1 month ago

New Data Processing Automation Grows Plant Science at ORNL

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

At the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, scientists studying plant characteristics have access to sophisticated robotic imaging tools and sensors at the Advanced Plant Phenotyping Laboratory, or APPL. …
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ORNL Collaboration Helps Secure 2023 Gordon Bell Prizes
1 month ago

ORNL Collaboration Helps Secure 2023 Gordon Bell Prizes

By  •  1 month ago  •  Science

In 2023, from the Science Engagement section in the National Center for Computational Sciences at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory were recognized as part of the two …
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INCITE 2025 Call for Proposals
1 month ago

INCITE 2025 Call for Proposals

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research projects in a broad …
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Scientists Use Summit Supercomputer to Explore Exotic Stellar Phenomena
2 months ago

Scientists Use Summit Supercomputer to Explore Exotic Stellar Phenomena

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Understanding how a thermonuclear flame spreads across the surface of a neutron star — and what that spreading can tell us about the relationship between the neutron star’s …
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Planning for a Smooth Landing on Mars
3 months ago

Planning for a Smooth Landing on Mars

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A U.S. mission to land astronauts on the surface of Mars will be unlike any other extraterrestrial landing ever undertaken by NASA.

Although the space agency …
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Exascale’s New Frontier: LatticeQCD
3 months ago

Exascale’s New Frontier: LatticeQCD

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

PI: Andreas Kronfeld, Distinguished Scientist, Fermilab

In 2016, the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) set out to develop advanced software for the arrival of exascale-class supercomputers …
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CyberShake Study Uses Summit Supercomputer to Investigate Earthquake Hazards
4 months ago

CyberShake Study Uses Summit Supercomputer to Investigate Earthquake Hazards

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

Researchers at the Statewide California Earthquake Center, or SCEC, are unraveling the mysteries of earthquakes by using physics-based computational models running on high-performance computing systems at the Department …
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