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News and Highlights from the OLCF

The Magic is Gone for Certain Atomic Nuclei
5 days ago

The Magic is Gone for Certain Atomic Nuclei

By  •  5 days ago  •  Featured, Science

Using the power of the Summit supercomputer, researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have verified the results …
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Pioneering Frontier: Keeping the Power On
2 weeks ago

Pioneering Frontier: Keeping the Power On

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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ORNL’s Supercomputer Utility Squad
2 weeks ago

ORNL’s Supercomputer Utility Squad

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  People

With more than 1,000 researchers around the world using the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) IBM AC922 Summit this year to pursue some of the biggest mysteries in science, …
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory joins ATOM Consortium to Accelerate Drug Discovery
2 weeks ago

Oak Ridge National Laboratory joins ATOM Consortium to Accelerate Drug Discovery

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

The Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine, or ATOM, consortium today announced the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge, Argonne and Brookhaven national laboratories are joining the consortium to further …
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Arthur “Buddy” Bland, World-Leading Supercomputing Project Director, Retires after 40 Years Dedicated to HPC
1 month ago

Arthur “Buddy” Bland, World-Leading Supercomputing Project Director, Retires after 40 Years Dedicated to HPC

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, People

“No risk, no reward.” It’s a familiar sentiment in business and entrepreneurial ventures. Risk drives innovation and propels organizations to new heights. It’s certainly familiar to Arthur “Buddy” Bland, former …
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OLCF’s Buddy Bland Earns DOE Secretary of Energy Exceptional Service Award
1 month ago

OLCF’s Buddy Bland Earns DOE Secretary of Energy Exceptional Service Award

By  •  1 month ago  •  People

Arthur “Buddy” Bland of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) was presented the Secretary’s Exceptional Service Award in December for 40 years of exceptional service to the US Department …
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UT–ORNL Data Center Course Takes Students on a Virtual Ride through ORNL’s Supercomputing Facilities
1 month ago

UT–ORNL Data Center Course Takes Students on a Virtual Ride through ORNL’s Supercomputing Facilities

By  •  1 month ago  •  People

What does it take to manage a robust data center? And how can engineers get the experience needed to oversee both the facilities—the power, cooling, and electrical components—and the computing …
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Bronson Messer Named 2020 ORPA Postdoc Mentor of the Year
1 month ago

Bronson Messer Named 2020 ORPA Postdoc Mentor of the Year

By  •  1 month ago  •  People

By: Laurie Varma and Phil Lotshaw

Each year, members of the Oak Ridge Postdoctoral Association Executive Committee and the Office of Research Excellence select a mentor of the year. Bronson …
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Scientists Use Supercomputers to Study Reliable Fusion Reactor Design, Operation
2 months ago

Scientists Use Supercomputers to Study Reliable Fusion Reactor Design, Operation

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Nuclear fusion, the same kind of energy that fuels stars, could one day power our world with abundant, safe, and carbon-free energy. Aided by supercomputers Summit at the US Department …
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Pioneering Frontier: Planning Ahead
2 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Planning Ahead

By  •  2 months ago  •  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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Computational Staff at ORNL among Those Recognized with DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards
2 months ago

Computational Staff at ORNL among Those Recognized with DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

Thirty-two employees at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) were named among teams recognized by former DOE Secretary Dan Brouillette with Secretary’s Honor Awards as …
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US Air Force, ORNL Launch Next-Generation Global Weather Forecasting System
2 months ago

US Air Force, ORNL Launch Next-Generation Global Weather Forecasting System

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The US Air Force and the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) launched a new high-performance weather forecasting computer system that will provide a platform for some …
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New Daymet Data Facilitates Environmental Science, Earth System Modeling
2 months ago

New Daymet Data Facilitates Environmental Science, Earth System Modeling

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The widely used Daymet dataset of North American weather metrics has been upgraded with the release of Daymet Version 4, rolling out enhancements such as greater precision on temperatures and …
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OLCF, UTK Researchers Explore Potential of Quantum Annealing to Solve Optimization Problems
2 months ago

OLCF, UTK Researchers Explore Potential of Quantum Annealing to Solve Optimization Problems

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) established a quantum annealing benchmark for optimization problems with the help of a quantum computer. …
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Supercomputers Aid Scientists Studying the Smallest Particles in the Universe
2 months ago

Supercomputers Aid Scientists Studying the Smallest Particles in the Universe

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Since the 1930s, scientists have been using particle accelerators to gain insights into the structure of matter and the laws of physics that govern our world. Today, these accelerators are …
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A New Approach for Bigger and Better Earthquake Modeling
2 months ago

A New Approach for Bigger and Better Earthquake Modeling

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This story was originally written by Aaron Dubrow at the Texas Advanced Computer Center and adapted by Rachel McDowell for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.

A randomly selected …
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