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OLCF News

News and Highlights from the OLCF

OLCF Provides Research Opportunities, HPC Experience for Postdocs
7 years ago

OLCF Provides Research Opportunities, HPC Experience for Postdocs

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is charged with a broad task: to develop and apply computational …
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Summer Internships Offer Students Hands-On Experience, Mentorship
7 years ago

Summer Internships Offer Students Hands-On Experience, Mentorship

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

Since 1946, Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have partnered to provide internships in subject areas ranging from climate research …
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3-D Models Help Scientists Gauge Flood Impact
7 years ago

3-D Models Help Scientists Gauge Flood Impact

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Heavy rainfall can cause rivers and drainage systems to overflow or dams to break, leading to flood events that bring damage to property and road systems as well potential loss …
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Annual User Meeting Spotlights Titan, Summit, and Deep Learning
7 years ago

Annual User Meeting Spotlights Titan, Summit, and Deep Learning

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

One hundred twenty-three Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) users and staff members attended the annual OLCF User Meeting in May to share achievements on Titan, discuss the next big Summit …
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Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys
7 years ago

Putting the Pedal to the Metal in the Hunt for Alloys

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

High-temperature alloys, often used in power plants and automobile engines, are valued in engineering because they can withstand temperatures that are a high fraction of their melting point. Operating power …
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Containers Provide Access to Deep Learning Frameworks
7 years ago

Containers Provide Access to Deep Learning Frameworks

By  •  7 years ago  •  Technology

Deep learning is emerging as a powerful branch of machine learning that uses artificial neural networks to help scientists find connections hidden within big data. But deep learning software packages—such …
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Chemistry Applications Get in Top Shape for Summit
7 years ago

Chemistry Applications Get in Top Shape for Summit

By  •  7 years ago  •  Technology

Preparing for a new supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is a little like preparing for the Olympics. About every 2 to 4 years, computational scientists start …
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Building the Bridge to Exascale
7 years ago

Building the Bridge to Exascale

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

Building an exascale computer—a machine that could solve complex science problems at least 50 times faster than today’s leading supercomputers—is a national effort.

To oversee the rapid research and development …
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Ascending to Summit: Announcing Summitdev
7 years ago

Ascending to Summit: Announcing Summitdev

By  •  7 years ago  •  Technology

Since having partnered with IBM, NVIDIA, and Mellanox in 2014, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been forging the path to its next big supercomputer, Summit, which will feature an …
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Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better Batteries
7 years ago

Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better Batteries

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Ever since Italian physicist Alessandro Volta invented the first battery out of a stack of copper and zinc disks separated by moistened cardboard, scientists have been searching for better battery …
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CAAR Team Members Test Compilers for Summit at IBM Hackathon
8 years ago

CAAR Team Members Test Compilers for Summit at IBM Hackathon

By  •  8 years ago  •  Technology

As the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) transitions from its current flagship supercomputer, Titan, to its next-generation supercomputer, Summit, staff and users are preparing to get the most out of their …
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OLCF to Play Key Role in New International Accelerated Computing Collaboration
8 years ago

OLCF to Play Key Role in New International Accelerated Computing Collaboration

By  •  8 years ago  •  People

With the formation of the Accelerated Data Analytics and Computing (ADAC) institute earlier this year, the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is partnering with supercomputing centers …
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