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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Former National Center for Computational Sciences Director James Hack Retires from 40-Year Computing Career
1 week ago

Former National Center for Computational Sciences Director James Hack Retires from 40-Year Computing Career

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, People

Delivering scientific breakthroughs on the world’s most powerful supercomputers requires leaders with the experience and knowledge of how to run the high-performance computing (HPC) centers that house them. That’s precisely …
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Rethinking GPU Hackathons for a Pandemic and Beyond
1 week ago

Rethinking GPU Hackathons for a Pandemic and Beyond

By  •  1 week ago  •  Events, Technology

This is a joint story by OLCF writers Coury Turczyn and Rachel McDowell.

When University of Michigan (UM) professor of aerospace engineering Venkat Raman and his team of graduate students …
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University of Delaware Team Tightens up Code for Exascale Computing on Frontier
1 week ago

University of Delaware Team Tightens up Code for Exascale Computing on Frontier

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, Science

This article was originally written by Tracey Bryant, Senior Director for Research Communications at the University of Delaware.

What’s it like designing an app for the world’s fastest supercomputer, set to come …
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DOE and NOAA Extend Strategic Partnership
1 week ago

DOE and NOAA Extend Strategic Partnership

By  •  1 week ago  •  Technology

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have formally agreed to renew their strategic partnership to run and manage the National Climate-Computing Research …
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Scientists Tap the Power of High-Performance Computing in a Bet to Understand Cancer Growth
4 weeks ago

Scientists Tap the Power of High-Performance Computing in a Bet to Understand Cancer Growth

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

A multi-institutional team of scientists is using Summit, America’s fastest supercomputer for open science, to get a better understanding of how certain proteins signal body cells to reproduce uncontrollably, triggering …
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Jupyter Has Landed at the OLCF
4 weeks ago

Jupyter Has Landed at the OLCF

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Technology

To analyze and process scientific data, researchers often employ Jupyter notebooks, interactive web documents that host snippets of code written in statistical programming languages such as Python (or R or Julia). …
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Building an Exascale-Class Data Center
1 month ago

Building an Exascale-Class Data Center

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Technology

When the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) new exascale supercomputer, Frontier, completes installation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2021, it will debut as a landmark in high-performance computing …
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Simulations Reveal Nature’s Design for Error Correction During DNA Replication
1 month ago

Simulations Reveal Nature’s Design for Error Correction During DNA Replication

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

DNA replication is one of the most important processes in biology, responsible for ensuring that a cell’s genetic material is copied over to new cells efficiently during cell division. But …
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OLCF Reaches New Heights with Andes Cluster
1 month ago

OLCF Reaches New Heights with Andes Cluster

By  •  1 month ago  •  Technology

Staff members at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) have replaced the center’s Rhea data analysis cluster with a brand-new AMD-based system dubbed Andes.

For 6 faithful years, Rhea …
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VISTA: ORNL’s Visual Informatics for Science and Technology Advances Lab
1 month ago

VISTA: ORNL’s Visual Informatics for Science and Technology Advances Lab

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Technology

The Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate is home to VISTA: ORNL’s Visual Informatics for Science and Technology Advances (VISTA) Lab. The mission of VISTA is to improve domain experts’ ability to explore …
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Gina Tourassi One of Six ORNL scientists elected fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science
2 months ago

Gina Tourassi One of Six ORNL scientists elected fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, People

Media contact: Karen K Dunlap, dunlapkk@ornl.gov

Six scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected as fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, …
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Distinct ACM Gordon Bell Prizes Awarded to Two Teams Using the Summit Supercomputer
2 months ago

Distinct ACM Gordon Bell Prizes Awarded to Two Teams Using the Summit Supercomputer

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Today at the 2020 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, or SC20, virtual conference, two deserving teams were awarded two distinguished prizes for research conducted on …
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OLCF Researchers, Staff, Recognized on UT-Battelle Awards Night
2 months ago

OLCF Researchers, Staff, Recognized on UT-Battelle Awards Night

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

Several Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) researchers, users, and staff members are being honored for their contributions to science and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National …
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Data Matters: Scientific Data Management Tool Improves Labeling, Information Sharing for OLCF Researchers
2 months ago

Data Matters: Scientific Data Management Tool Improves Labeling, Information Sharing for OLCF Researchers

By  •  2 months ago  •  Technology

This story is the fourth in a series called “Data Matters,” a collection of features dedicated to exploring the relevance of data for scientific advancement and exploration at the Oak …
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Multi-Institutional Team Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Finalist Nomination for Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Docking Simulations
2 months ago

Multi-Institutional Team Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Finalist Nomination for Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Docking Simulations

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

One of the biggest challenges of drug discovery lies in the fact that scientists must search through an almost infinite space of chemical compounds to find one that might be …
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Gordon Bell Special Prize Finalist Team Reveals AI Workflow for Molecular Systems in the Era of COVID-19
2 months ago

Gordon Bell Special Prize Finalist Team Reveals AI Workflow for Molecular Systems in the Era of COVID-19

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Since a team at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health first mapped the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein—the main infection machinery of the virus that causes …
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