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OLCF News

News and Highlights from the OLCF

OLCF Offers New Workload Capabilities with Slate Service
1 day ago

OLCF Offers New Workload Capabilities with Slate Service

By  •  1 day ago  •  Technology

The large scientific simulations users at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) run on the center’s IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer almost always require other attendant tasks to fully realize …
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New Job Step Viewer Tool Captures Job Launching on Summit
1 day ago

New Job Step Viewer Tool Captures Job Launching on Summit

By  •  1 day ago  •  Technology

Before computational users launch large scientific jobs on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer, they need to understand how they will use the full power …
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ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments
1 day ago

ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments

By  •  1 day ago  •  Featured, Science

Scientists seek to use quantum materials—those that have correlated order at the subatomic level—for electronic devices, quantum computers, and superconductors. Quantum materials owe many of their properties to the physics …
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COVID-19: OLCF Continues Normal Operations
1 week ago

COVID-19: OLCF Continues Normal Operations

By  •  1 week ago  •  Events

The OLCF is operating on a normal schedule but is implementing measures to maximize social distancing. Staff who can telecommute are doing so and visitors to the laboratory are …
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ORNL Team Enlists World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Combat the Coronavirus
3 weeks ago

ORNL Team Enlists World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Combat the Coronavirus

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used the world’s most powerful and smartest supercomputer, the IBM AC922 Summit, to identify 77 small-molecule drug …
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Rethinking a Century of Fluid Flows
3 weeks ago

Rethinking a Century of Fluid Flows

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

In 1922, English meteorologist Lewis Fry Richardson published Weather Prediction by Numerical Analysis. This influential work included a few pages devoted to a phenomenological model that described the way that …
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“Bubbles” Demonstrates the Power of GPUs, Immersion Cooling
3 weeks ago

“Bubbles” Demonstrates the Power of GPUs, Immersion Cooling

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  People

Two high school students from Knoxville’s L&N STEM Academy spent their internships at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) developing Bubbles—a demonstration unit used to show …
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Simulating the Stars at Exascale Requires HIP Solutions
3 weeks ago

Simulating the Stars at Exascale Requires HIP Solutions

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Technology

As GPU architectures have become the standard for scientific computing, application teams have had to retrofit their scientific codes to run on new systems. Even teams with codes that have …
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Machine Learning for Better Drug Design
1 month ago

Machine Learning for Better Drug Design

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

When Harel Weinstein and his team at the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College (Weill Cornell Medicine) of Cornell University set out to learn the molecular mechanisms of drugs, …
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ORNL Project Demonstrates Viability of ‘Smart’ Traffic Cameras to Save Fuel
1 month ago

ORNL Project Demonstrates Viability of ‘Smart’ Traffic Cameras to Save Fuel

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

Each year, approximately 6 billion gallons of fuel are wasted as vehicles wait at stop lights or sit in dense traffic with engines idling, according to US Department of Energy …
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Closely Spaced Hydrogen Atoms Could Facilitate Superconductivity in Ambient Condition
2 months ago

Closely Spaced Hydrogen Atoms Could Facilitate Superconductivity in Ambient Condition

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

By: Paul Boisvert, 502-229-4466, BoisvertPL@ornl.gov

An international team of researchers has discovered the hydrogen atoms in a metal hydride material are much more tightly spaced than had been predicted for …
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Eight Teams Successfully Running on First NVIDIA and Arm Test Bed, Wombat at the OLCF
2 months ago

Eight Teams Successfully Running on First NVIDIA and Arm Test Bed, Wombat at the OLCF

By  •  2 months ago  •  Technology

Alongside the regular high-performance computing (HPC) resources at supercomputing centers are test beds, small computing clusters that offer HPC experts a chance to explore new architectures before they are considered …
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