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News and Highlights from the OLCF

‘Summit on Summit, Sierra, and Perlmutter’ Hits 2nd Anniversary of Team-Effort Problem-Solving
1 month ago

‘Summit on Summit, Sierra, and Perlmutter’ Hits 2nd Anniversary of Team-Effort Problem-Solving

By  •  1 month ago  •  Technology

With every new generation of supercomputer that arrives at the nation’s leadership computing facilities also comes an inevitable learning curve as computational scientists get acclimated to unfamiliar systems. Software bugs …
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NASA Team Releases Mars Landing Simulation Data to Encourage New Research into Spacecraft Descent Technologies
1 month ago

NASA Team Releases Mars Landing Simulation Data to Encourage New Research into Spacecraft Descent Technologies

By  •  1 month ago  •  Technology

Scientists at NASA aim to one day land giant payloads on Mars, but safely descending passengers, flight crew, and other equipment in an atmosphere much thinner than Earth’s poses a …
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Runs on Summit Provided Data for Cray’s New Networking Benchmark
1 month ago

Runs on Summit Provided Data for Cray’s New Networking Benchmark

By  •  1 month ago  •  Technology

Companies that design the networks that allow compute systems to share information often rely on certain benchmarks to test how well their networks perform.

But the traditional benchmarks that measure …
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Powering Frontier
1 month ago

Powering Frontier

By  •  1 month ago  •  People

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is poised to deliver Frontier, its first exascale supercomputer, next year. Exascale systems are capable of operating at 1 …
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Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility Fosters GCC Compiler Development with Mentor Contract
2 months ago

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility Fosters GCC Compiler Development with Mentor Contract

By  •  2 months ago  •  Technology

The computational scientists who run codes on the massively powerful supercomputers at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) are working on solving some of the world’s most challenging problems. …
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Reaching New Heights in Weather Forecasting’s Exascale Future
2 months ago

Reaching New Heights in Weather Forecasting’s Exascale Future

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

Using the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) IBM AC922 Summit—the nation’s most powerful supercomputer devoted to open science, located at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National …
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Realizing the Dream of Rotating Detonation Engines through an OLCF, NETL, GE, and University of Michigan Collaboration
2 months ago

Realizing the Dream of Rotating Detonation Engines through an OLCF, NETL, GE, and University of Michigan Collaboration

By  •  2 months ago  •  Industry, Technology

Revisiting an engine concept first proposed in the 1950s, researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) are conducting trailblazing research that may finally unlock its potential for ultra-high-efficiency propulsion and …
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Sparks Fly in Marriage of GE’s GENESIS Code and the Summit Supercomputer
3 months ago

Sparks Fly in Marriage of GE’s GENESIS Code and the Summit Supercomputer

By  •  3 months ago  •  Science

General Electric (GE)—a company well-known for its contributions to aviation, power, renewable energy, and more—aims to design gas turbine jet engines that are world leading in efficiency, emissions, and durability. …
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ALCC Program Awards Nearly 6 Million Summit Node Hours across 31 Projects
3 months ago

ALCC Program Awards Nearly 6 Million Summit Node Hours across 31 Projects

By  •  3 months ago  •  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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Computational Gene Study Suggests New Pathway for COVID-19 Inflammatory Response
3 months ago

Computational Gene Study Suggests New Pathway for COVID-19 Inflammatory Response

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Analyses of lung fluid cells from COVID-19 patients conducted on the nation’s fastest supercomputer point to gene expression patterns that may explain the runaway symptoms produced by the body’s response …
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X-rays Size up Protein Structure at the ‘Heart’ of COVID-19 Virus
4 months ago

X-rays Size up Protein Structure at the ‘Heart’ of COVID-19 Virus

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Media contact: Jeremy Rumsey, rumseyjp@ornl.gov, 865.576.2038

A team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Argonne national laboratories has performed the first room-temperature X-ray measurements on the SARS-CoV-2 …
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Summit Helps Predict Molecular Breakups
4 months ago

Summit Helps Predict Molecular Breakups

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

Designing materials with certain properties is the first step to making computer chips that can store more information, superconductors that could help to solve the world’s energy problems, and drugs …
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