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Scientists Use Summit Supercomputer to Explore Exotic Stellar Phenomena
4 months ago

Scientists Use Summit Supercomputer to Explore Exotic Stellar Phenomena

By  •  4 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
5 months ago

Planning for a Smooth Landing on Mars

By  •  5 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
5 months ago

Exascale’s New Frontier: LatticeQCD

By  •  5 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
5 months ago

CyberShake Study Uses Summit Supercomputer to Investigate Earthquake Hazards

By  •  5 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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Exascale’s New Frontier: SLATE
6 months ago

Exascale’s New Frontier: SLATE

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

PI: Mark Gates, Research Assistant Professor, Innovative Computing Laboratory at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

In 2016, the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, or ECP, set out …
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Exascale’s New Frontier: E3SM-MMF
6 months ago

Exascale’s New Frontier: E3SM-MMF

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

PI: Mark Taylor, Sandia National Laboratories

In 2016, the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) set out to develop advanced software for the arrival of exascale-class supercomputers capable of …
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Fungal ‘bouncers’ patrol plant-microbe relationship
6 months ago

Fungal ‘bouncers’ patrol plant-microbe relationship

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

By Stephanie Seay, ORNL

A new computational framework created by Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers is accelerating their understanding of who’s in, who’s out, who’s hot and who’s not in …
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Exascale’s New Frontier: Combustion-Pele
6 months ago

Exascale’s New Frontier: Combustion-Pele

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

PI: Jacqueline Chen, Sandia National Laboratories

In 2016, the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) set out to develop advanced software for the arrival of exascale-class supercomputers capable of …
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Exascale’s New Frontier: ExaSGD
6 months ago

Exascale’s New Frontier: ExaSGD

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

PI: Christopher S. Oehmen, Pacific Northwest 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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Watch: ‘The Journey to Frontier’ Mini-Doc
6 months ago

Watch: ‘The Journey to Frontier’ Mini-Doc

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, OLCF History, Technology

The job of designing and building the world’s first supercomputer capable of exascale speed — running at least a quintillion calculations per second — was no simple task. It took …
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OLCF Announces SummitPLUS Allocations
7 months ago

OLCF Announces SummitPLUS Allocations

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility has informed the recipients of high-performance computing time through the SummitPLUS allocation program, which extends the operation of the …
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Custom Software Speeds Up, Stabilizes High-Profile Ocean Model
7 months ago

Custom Software Speeds Up, Stabilizes High-Profile Ocean Model

By  •  7 months ago  •  Science

On the beach, ocean waves provide soothing white noise. But in scientific laboratories, they play a key role in weather forecasting and climate research. Along with the atmosphere, the ocean …
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Exascale’s New Frontier: Kokkos
7 months ago

Exascale’s New Frontier: Kokkos

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

Co-PI: Christian Robert Trott, Sandia National Laboratories Co-PI: Damien Lebrun-Grandie, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 

In 2016, the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) set out to develop advanced software for the …
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Data Curation for the Exascale Era
7 months ago

Data Curation for the Exascale Era

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, People

This summer, Alex May faced a task daunting enough for any human: sift through a dataset of 10 million organic molecules, make sure everything was correct and get it …
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ORNL Scientists Generate Molecular Datasets at Extreme Scale
7 months ago

ORNL Scientists Generate Molecular Datasets at Extreme Scale

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

A team of computational scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has generated and released datasets of unprecedented scale that provide the ultraviolet visible spectral …
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Exascale’s New Frontier: SOLLVE
8 months ago

Exascale’s New Frontier: SOLLVE

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

PI: Sunita Chandrasekaran, Brookhaven National Laboratory, University of Delaware

In 2016, the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) set out to develop advanced software for the arrival …
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