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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Team Publishes Massive Dataset Unravelling Details of the Expanding Universe
6 hours ago

Team Publishes Massive Dataset Unravelling Details of the Expanding Universe

By  •  6 hours ago  •  Featured, Technology

A team led by researchers at the Flatiron Institute and the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian has published the largest amount of data for a publication to date …
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The Road to Exascale
1 week ago

The Road to Exascale

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, OLCF History, Technology

Solving the world’s biggest challenges requires the most sophisticated scientific tools, including fast and powerful supercomputers. That’s why the US Department of Energy (DOE) devotes so many resources to designing …
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Exascale Computing’s Four Biggest Challenges and How They Were Overcome
1 week ago

Exascale Computing’s Four Biggest Challenges and How They Were Overcome

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

In 2008, the Exascale Study Group (ESG) issued a report, Technology Challenges in Achieving Exascale Systems, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It concluded that exascale supercomputers faced …
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Exascale Day 2021
1 week ago

Exascale Day 2021

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured

On October 18, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is celebrating the third National Exascale Day.

The holiday was created in 2019 as an initiative of …
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Pioneering Frontier: Meeting Industry at Scale
4 weeks ago

Pioneering Frontier: Meeting Industry at Scale

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented ORNL employees behind the construction and operation of the OLCF’s incoming exascale supercomputer, Frontier. The HPE Cray system is scheduled …
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Pioneering Frontier: Packaging a User-Friendly Supercomputer Environment
4 weeks ago

Pioneering Frontier: Packaging a User-Friendly Supercomputer Environment

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented Oak Ridge National Laboratory employees behind the construction and operation of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s incoming exascale supercomputer, …
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OLCF Organizes First Hackathon on Slate Service
4 weeks ago

OLCF Organizes First Hackathon on Slate Service

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  People

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) hosted its first ever Slate hackathon for users of the OLCF’s Slate platform, a resource that provides container orchestration services and gives users …
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Stunning Specs: What’s inside the Nation’s First Exascale Supercomputer Facility?
4 weeks ago

Stunning Specs: What’s inside the Nation’s First Exascale Supercomputer Facility?

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Technology

Preparing for the nation’s first exascale system, the upcoming HPE Cray EX Frontier system at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been a colossal …
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Reaching Remarkable States of Matter with Laser Simulations
2 months ago

Reaching Remarkable States of Matter with Laser Simulations

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

With the help of supercomputers, scientists are getting a better idea of how to study some of the strongest electromagnetic fields in the universe.

Scientists aim to use high-power lasers …
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OLCF’s Advanced Technologies Section Hosts Seminar Series
2 months ago

OLCF’s Advanced Technologies Section Hosts Seminar Series

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Advanced Technologies Section (ATS) is hosting a series of seminars on topics relevant to its section groups and beyond. On the second and fourth …
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Pioneering Frontier: Test-Driving with “User Zero”
2 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Test-Driving with “User Zero”

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented ORNL employees behind the construction and operation of the OLCF’s incoming exascale supercomputer, Frontier. The HPE Cray system is scheduled …
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Shape-Based Model Sheds Light on Simplified Protein Binding
3 months ago

Shape-Based Model Sheds Light on Simplified Protein Binding

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Can something as simple as shape fully determine whether or not proteins will bind together? Scientists are commissioning supercomputers to find out.

A team led by Sharon Glotzer, distinguished professor …
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Titan Study Takes Jet Turbine Design to New Heights
3 months ago

Titan Study Takes Jet Turbine Design to New Heights

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Simulations performed on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Titan supercomputer could clear the runway for more efficient jet-engine turbines and help set a new benchmark for turbine design.

The study …
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Hands-On Supercomputing
3 months ago

Hands-On Supercomputing

By  •  3 months ago  •  People

On June 21–22, interns and other participants at Oak Ridge National Laboratory had the chance to run challenge problems on the nation’s fastest supercomputer at a summer hands-on training session …
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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Inspires Next Generation
3 months ago

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Inspires Next Generation

By  •  3 months ago  •  People

Last month, 24 girls aged 11–17 and their parents attended the fourth annual—and second virtual—“Introduce Your Daughter to AI” event, which is the sixth installment of an educational series hosted …
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Pioneering Frontier: Fine-Tuning “Serial No. 1”
3 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Fine-Tuning “Serial No. 1”

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented ORNL employees behind the construction and operation of the OLCF’s incoming exascale supercomputer, Frontier. The HPE Cray system is scheduled …
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