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News and Highlights from the OLCF

OLCF’s 2022 User Meeting Held Virtually on Heels of Frontier Launch
2 months ago

OLCF’s 2022 User Meeting Held Virtually on Heels of Frontier Launch

By  •  2 months ago  •  Events

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), hosted its …
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Supercomputers Lead to Super Learning Experiences
2 months ago

Supercomputers Lead to Super Learning Experiences

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

The Pathways to Computing Internship Program is accepting applications for 2023. For information on the program or to apply, visit https://education.ornl.gov/pathways/.

Summer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is usually a …
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The Climate in a Container
2 months ago

The Climate in a Container

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

Successfully running a simulation program on a supercomputer requires more than just writing code. An application such as a climate model requires libraries, network support, and the correct operating environment. …
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Data Transfer Tool Makes New Connections at ORNL
2 months ago

Data Transfer Tool Makes New Connections at ORNL

By  •  2 months ago  •  People, Science, Technology

Data is the fuel that propels scientific research, and fortunately for scientists, there is no shortage of data in the modern world—a single scientific instrument can produce terabytes of data. …
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Secure Science with CITADEL
2 months ago

Secure Science with CITADEL

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

A team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) used the CITADEL security framework to securely transfer and analyze veterans’ health records on …
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Exascale acceleration
2 months ago

Exascale acceleration

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Just how fast can the world’s fastest supercomputer go? Maybe even faster than imagined.

Researchers studying plasma physics for particle accelerators recently used the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Frontier …
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Plasma Simulation Code Wins 2022 ACM Gordon Bell Prize
2 months ago

Plasma Simulation Code Wins 2022 ACM Gordon Bell Prize

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

A 16-member team of researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) won the …
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Charting the new Frontier
2 months ago

Charting the new Frontier

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, OLCF History, Science

The Frontier supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory logged a new benchmark this week that further illustrates its world-changing potential and held onto its top ranking as …
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INCITE program awards supercomputing time to 56 projects to accelerate science and engineering research
2 months ago

INCITE program awards supercomputing time to 56 projects to accelerate science and engineering research

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

MEDIA CONTACTS: Julie Parente Argonne National Laboratory, jparente@anl.gov Katie Bethea Oak Ridge National Laboratory, betheakl@ornl.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced allocations of supercomputer access to …
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Predicting Protein Targets and the Molecules that Bind with Them
2 months ago

Predicting Protein Targets and the Molecules that Bind with Them

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

When the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill in 2020, pharmaceutical companies countered with remarkable speed to develop mRNA vaccines by the end of that year. …
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Distilling How Water Turns into Ice
3 months ago

Distilling How Water Turns into Ice

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Among the mysteries of science that continue to elude researchers, one stands apart in its vexing simplicity: ice. Yes, frozen water. Water’s transformation from liquid to solid is …
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LLNL, ORNL unite for UnifyFS
3 months ago

LLNL, ORNL unite for UnifyFS

By  •  3 months ago  •  Science

A multi-institution team is celebrating the latest software release that supports the use of distributed node-local storage devices for high-performance computing (HPC) applications. The software is an important piece of …
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Solving the protein puzzle
3 months ago

Solving the protein puzzle

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

A simple scoop of soil or water can hold an entire ecosystem–potentially millions or more microscopic organisms and the countless proteins they rely on to survive.

Computations performed at the …
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WarpX Named Gordon Bell Prize Finalist
3 months ago

WarpX Named Gordon Bell Prize Finalist

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

The development of plasma-based particle accelerators—experimental technology that promises several advantages over conventional accelerators—may soon be accelerated itself by a new, advanced simulation code: WarpX.

Produced primarily by a team …
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Fast-tracking medical discovery
3 months ago

Fast-tracking medical discovery

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

The world’s fastest supercomputer could help discover the next great cure hiding in plain sight.

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used Frontier, the world’s …
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Exascale Day 2022
3 months ago

Exascale Day 2022

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

On October 18, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is celebrating the fourth National Exascale Day.

The holiday was created in 2019 as an initiative …
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