Leadership Science

The science of the 21st century demands computational capability well beyond what is available today. Breakthrough science and engineering require an architecture well suited for scientific applications, a computational environment that ensures effective use of that architecture for scientific discovery, a best-in-class communications network and data-management infrastructure, and teams of leading experts applying the resulting capability to critical research challenges.

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) engages a world-class team from national laboratories, research institutions, computing centers, universities, and vendors to take a dramatic step forward to field a new capability for high-end science.

The OLCF provides the nation’s most powerful open resource for capability computing, with a sustainable path that will maintain and extend national leadership for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The platforms of the OLCF are housed in the National Center for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.