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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Reaching Remarkable States of Matter with Laser Simulations
7 days ago

Reaching Remarkable States of Matter with Laser Simulations

By  •  7 days 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 weeks ago

OLCF’s Advanced Technologies Section Hosts Seminar Series

By  •  2 weeks 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 weeks ago

Pioneering Frontier: Test-Driving with “User Zero”

By  •  2 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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Shape-Based Model Sheds Light on Simplified Protein Binding
1 month ago

Shape-Based Model Sheds Light on Simplified Protein Binding

By  •  1 month 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
2 months ago

Titan Study Takes Jet Turbine Design to New Heights

By  •  2 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
2 months ago

Hands-On Supercomputing

By  •  2 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
2 months ago

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Inspires Next Generation

By  •  2 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’
2 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Fine-Tuning ‘Serial No. 1’

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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Unstoppable Science
2 months ago

Unstoppable Science

By  •  2 months ago  •  Events

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy Office of Science user facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), marked its 17th annual user meeting on …
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ALCC Program Announces 2021–2022 OLCF Research Grants
3 months ago

ALCC Program Announces 2021–2022 OLCF Research Grants

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) is tasked with leading the world in supercomputing, high-end computational science, and advanced networking for science. One …
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Benchmarking Mixed-Precision Performance
3 months ago

Benchmarking Mixed-Precision Performance

By  •  3 months ago  •  Technology

Today at ISC High Performance 2021, a European virtual conference for high-performance computing (HPC), the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Summit was ranked as the world’s second-fastest supercomputer in …
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Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories Award Codeplay Software to Further Strengthen SYCL™ Support
3 months ago

Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories Award Codeplay Software to Further Strengthen SYCL™ Support

By  •  3 months ago  •  Technology

LEMONT, IL, and OAK RIDGE, TN, and EDINBURGH, UK, June 17, 2021 –

Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has awarded Codeplay a contract implementing …
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Spock and HIP Seminars Look Forward to Supercomputing’s Near Future
3 months ago

Spock and HIP Seminars Look Forward to Supercomputing’s Near Future

By  •  3 months ago  •  Events, Technology

As the world of high-performance computing (HPC) marches ever closer to entering the exascale era of supercomputers exceeding a billion billion, or 1018, floating point operations per second, anticipation among …
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Pioneering Frontier: Forging a New Compiler
3 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Forging a New Compiler

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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Building a Better Compiler
3 months ago

Building a Better Compiler

By  •  3 months ago  •  Technology

Using the Summit supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), researchers from the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI) have made significant …
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GE Spins up Supercomputer Models to Zero in on Energy Loss in Turbines
3 months ago

GE Spins up Supercomputer Models to Zero in on Energy Loss in Turbines

By  •  3 months ago  •  Events, Featured, Industry

High-pressure turbines are complex pieces of engineering and vital components of gas turbines used to propel jet engines. The more efficient these jet engines are, the better the outcomes for …
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