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News and Highlights from the OLCF

A Sneak Peek at 19 Science Simulations for the Summit Supercomputer in 2019
18 mins ago

A Sneak Peek at 19 Science Simulations for the Summit Supercomputer in 2019

By  •  18 mins ago  •  Featured, Science

This month, Summit Early Science Program users are starting to work on some of the world’s toughest science problems on its most powerful supercomputer: the 200-petaflop, IBM AC922 Summit system …
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NCCS Introduces HPC Core Operations Group
31 mins ago

NCCS Introduces HPC Core Operations Group

By  •  31 mins ago  •  People

The National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS), which houses the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), has created the High-Performance Computing Core Operations (HPC Core Ops) Group to oversee the …
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OLCF Staff Elected to APS Division of Computational Physics Executive Committee
31 mins ago

OLCF Staff Elected to APS Division of Computational Physics Executive Committee

By  •  31 mins ago  •  People

This month, the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Computational Physics (DCOMP) elected two Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) staff members to its executive committee. The National Center for …
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ORNL Security Teams Prepare to Take the Heat with Cyber Fire
32 mins ago

ORNL Security Teams Prepare to Take the Heat with Cyber Fire

By  •  32 mins ago  •  People

The high-performance computing (HPC) cybersecurity engineers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) typically face small cybersecurity incidents, so they don’t often get a chance …
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Titan Takes Fluoride from Taps and Toothpaste to Batteries
4 weeks ago

Titan Takes Fluoride from Taps and Toothpaste to Batteries

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

In today’s technology landscape, companies are continually making improvements to electronic devices. Bigger screens, better cameras, and smarter systems are just some of the improvements these companies promise to consumers …
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UT Students Get Bite-Sized Bits of Big Data Centers in ORNL-Led Course
4 weeks ago

UT Students Get Bite-Sized Bits of Big Data Centers in ORNL-Led Course

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  People

This fall, staff at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) once again contributed to the “Introduction to Data Centers” course at the University of Tennessee, …
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Ready for Science: Summit Completes System Acceptance
4 weeks ago

Ready for Science: Summit Completes System Acceptance

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  People, Technology

A year-long acceptance process for the 200-petaflop, IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is complete. Acceptance testing ensures that the supercomputer …
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Breaching the Biomass Problem
4 weeks ago

Breaching the Biomass Problem

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

A visualization of a cellulose fiber (green) interacting with lignin (brown). Using supercomputers like the OLCF’s Cray XK7 Titan, ORNL researchers model biomass molecules at a level …
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Pinnacle Engines Develops Efficient, Low-Emission Gasoline Engine Using Supercomputing
1 month ago

Pinnacle Engines Develops Efficient, Low-Emission Gasoline Engine Using Supercomputing

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

The Pinnacle Engines opposed-piston cylinder shown in three different views. Visualizations illustrate the generation of coherent flow structures and their collapse during the compression stroke, which leads to …
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Summit Facility Design Team Snags Tennessee Energy Award
1 month ago

Summit Facility Design Team Snags Tennessee Energy Award

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, People

The project team for the design and construction of the Summit supercomputing facility at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) received the Tennessee Chamber of …
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New Storage System Boosts Efficiency to Better Preserve OLCF User Data
1 month ago

New Storage System Boosts Efficiency to Better Preserve OLCF User Data

By  •  1 month ago  •  Technology

Tape recorders and videocassette tapes may be considered archaic in the entertainment industry, but magnetic tape storage remains one of the most durable, secure, and cost-effective ways to archive big …
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GPU Hackathon Places Summit within Reach for Visiting Teams
1 month ago

GPU Hackathon Places Summit within Reach for Visiting Teams

By  •  1 month ago  •  People

In less than 10 years, GPUs have become a proven engine of scientific computing due to their ability to perform many calculations simultaneously. According to a recent Nature article, of …
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