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OLCF News

News and Highlights from the OLCF

Igniting a new class of combustion research
3 weeks ago

Igniting a new class of combustion research

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

The …
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Galactic winds demystified
3 weeks ago

Galactic winds demystified

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team of astrophysicists created a set of galactic wind simulations of the highest resolution ever …
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ALCC Program Awards 6 Million Hours on OLCF Resources
3 weeks ago

ALCC Program Awards 6 Million Hours on OLCF Resources

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Each year, researchers are awarded computing hours at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)—a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge …
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OLCF and tech company Providentia Worldwide build intelligence system for supercomputer cooling plant
3 weeks ago

OLCF and tech company Providentia Worldwide build intelligence system for supercomputer cooling plant

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  People, Technology

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and technology consulting company Providentia Worldwide LLC recently collaborated to develop an intelligence system that combines real-time updates from the IBM AC922 Summit …
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ORNL Scientists Make Fundamental Discovery to Creating Better Crops
4 weeks ago

ORNL Scientists Make Fundamental Discovery to Creating Better Crops

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Written by: Stephanie Seay, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the specific gene that controls an …
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PPPL’s Will Fox Honored for Research on Titan
4 weeks ago

PPPL’s Will Fox Honored for Research on Titan

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Science

Will Fox, a research scientist at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and long-time user of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), has received …
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Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy
4 weeks ago

Artificial Intelligence Approach Points to Bright Future for Fusion Energy

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

For decades, scientists have sought to control nuclear fusion—the energy that powers the sun and other stars—by developing massive fusion reactors to produce and contain plasma, with the goal of …
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Predicting material properties with quantum Monte Carlo
1 month ago

Predicting material properties with quantum Monte Carlo

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

Written by: Nils Heinonen, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

Recent advances in quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods have the potential to revolutionize computational materials science, a discipline traditionally driven by density …
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A Data-Driven Journey to the Center of the Earth
1 month ago

A Data-Driven Journey to the Center of the Earth

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

In a farewell nod to Titan, scheduled to be decommissioned in August 2019, we present a short series of features highlighting some of Titan’s impactful contributions to scientific research.

In …
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ORNL Teams Participate in CUG2019
2 months ago

ORNL Teams Participate in CUG2019

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

This year’s Cray User Group meeting, an annual event that gives Cray users from around the world the opportunity to attend conferences and workshops and present papers relating to high-performance …
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Jack Wells to Help Strengthen OpenACC User Community
2 months ago

Jack Wells to Help Strengthen OpenACC User Community

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

On June 16, OpenACC.org announced that Jack Wells of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will serve as its newly elected vice president. Wells is currently the director of science for …
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Farewell, Titan
2 months ago

Farewell, Titan

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

The Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer operated by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will be decommissioned on …
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