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News and Highlights from the OLCF

New OUG Executive Board Members to be Elected at User Meeting
2 weeks ago

New OUG Executive Board Members to be Elected at User Meeting

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Events

Six candidates are running for three open positions on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) User Group (OUG) Executive Board. The OUG Executive Board represents the needs of users …
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Faces of Summit: Preparing to Launch
3 weeks ago

Faces of Summit: Preparing to Launch

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
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Nuclear Physicists Wield HPC to Uncover Magic Isotopes
3 weeks ago

Nuclear Physicists Wield HPC to Uncover Magic Isotopes

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Where do elements come from? How does the strong force bind subatomic particles into nuclei? What can scientists understand from nuclei with unusual proton–neutron ratios? Nuclear physicists at the US …
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Faces of Summit: Tackling Storage
3 weeks ago

Faces of Summit: Tackling Storage

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
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Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution
1 month ago

Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

A new air quality model designed to estimate the costs of air pollution on human health received a boost in its early development from computing time at the Oak Ridge …
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A Problem with Polymer Theory
1 month ago

A Problem with Polymer Theory

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), used high-performance computing …
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Faces of Summit: Programming with Purpose
1 month ago

Faces of Summit: Programming with Purpose

By  •  1 month ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
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Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA
1 month ago

Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Industry

In 2012, a small Berkeley, California, startup called KatRisk set out to improve the quality of worldwide flood risk maps. With backgrounds in engineering, hydrology, and risk modeling, the company’s …
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Infographic: Summit will be the world’s smartest supercomputer for open science
2 months ago

Infographic: Summit will be the world’s smartest supercomputer for open science

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

Summit provides unprecedented opportunities for the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific discovery.

Here’s why:

  • GPU Brawn: Summit links more than 27,000 deep-learning optimized NVIDIA GPUs with the …
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Zeroing in on Text Understanding for Automated Cancer Report Classification
2 months ago

Zeroing in on Text Understanding for Automated Cancer Report Classification

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In 2012 approximately 14 million new cases of cancer were reported worldwide, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) predicts that number will rise to 22 million by 2032. With each …
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Faces of Summit: Serving up Software
2 months ago

Faces of Summit: Serving up Software

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
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Summit Installation Sparks a Safety Innovation
2 months ago

Summit Installation Sparks a Safety Innovation

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

Employees at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) who have been around long enough to witness multiple supercomputer installations can tell you that each installation brings with it challenges …
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