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OLCF News

News and Highlights from the OLCF

ALCC Program Awards 6 Million Hours on OLCF Resources
3 weeks ago

ALCC Program Awards 6 Million Hours on OLCF Resources

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Each year, researchers are awarded computing hours at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)—a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge …
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OLCF and tech company Providentia Worldwide build intelligence system for supercomputer cooling plant
3 weeks ago

OLCF and tech company Providentia Worldwide build intelligence system for supercomputer cooling plant

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  People, Technology

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and technology consulting company Providentia Worldwide LLC recently collaborated to develop an intelligence system that combines real-time updates from the IBM AC922 Summit …
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Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy
4 weeks ago

Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

For decades, scientists have sought to control nuclear fusion—the energy that powers the sun and other stars—by developing massive fusion reactors to produce and contain plasma, with the goal of …
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TechInt Develops New Solutions for Storage on Summit
2 months ago

TechInt Develops New Solutions for Storage on Summit

By  •  2 months ago  •  Technology

The computational users running scientific codes on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) 200-petaflop IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer are generating more data than ever. To handle this data explosion, …
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Summit Charts a Course to Uncover the Origins of Genetic Diseases
3 months ago

Summit Charts a Course to Uncover the Origins of Genetic Diseases

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A visualization of a new structure of the human PIC. The spheres correspond to the positions of patient-derived mutations color-coded by disease phenotype. Video credit: Ivaylo Ivanov, …
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On the Verge of Exascale, the World’s Fastest Petascale System Points the Way
3 months ago

On the Verge of Exascale, the World’s Fastest Petascale System Points the Way

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

On May 7, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Frontier exascale supercomputer is slated for delivery in 2021 at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). While researchers who …
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Upgraded Science Trailer Teaches Students about Supercomputing
4 months ago

Upgraded Science Trailer Teaches Students about Supercomputing

By  •  4 months ago  •  People

“What’s Your Problem?” This question, emblazoned on the side of a bright red trailer, invites students of all ages to step into the world of computational science.

This mobile exhibit …
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OLCF Scientist Talks Early Summit Results at APS Meeting
4 months ago

OLCF Scientist Talks Early Summit Results at APS Meeting

By  •  4 months ago  •  People

Bronson Messer, a computational scientist at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), gave an invited talk at the American Physical Society’s (APS’s) “Quarks to the Cosmos” April meeting in …
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Adamson Named New Group Leader for HPC Core Ops
5 months ago

Adamson Named New Group Leader for HPC Core Ops

By  •  5 months ago  •  People

Ryan Adamson, former senior high-performance computing (HPC) security engineer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), has been appointed group leader of the OLCF’s HPC Core Operations (HPC Core …
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Troubleshooting the World’s Smartest and Fastest Supercomputer
5 months ago

Troubleshooting the World’s Smartest and Fastest Supercomputer

By  •  5 months ago  •  People

The unique process of accepting a new supercomputer is one of the most challenging projects a programmer may take on during a career. When the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s …
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A Sneak Peek at 19 Science Simulations for the Summit Supercomputer in 2019
7 months ago

A Sneak Peek at 19 Science Simulations for the Summit Supercomputer in 2019

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This month, Summit Early Science Program users are starting to work on some of the world’s toughest science problems on its most powerful supercomputer: the 200-petaflop, IBM AC922 Summit system …
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Ready for Science: Summit Completes System Acceptance
8 months ago

Ready for Science: Summit Completes System Acceptance

By  •  8 months ago  •  People, Technology

A year-long acceptance process for the 200-petaflop, IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is complete. Acceptance testing ensures that the supercomputer …
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