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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Titan Speeds Inquiry into Engine Alloys That Can Take the Heat
4 days ago

Titan Speeds Inquiry into Engine Alloys That Can Take the Heat

By  •  4 days ago  •  Science

Simulations performed on the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) filled in a knowledge gap about high-temperature–capable alloys and inspired engineers to successfully develop …
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Summit Speeds Calculations in the Search for Exotic Particles
4 days ago

Summit Speeds Calculations in the Search for Exotic Particles

By  •  4 days ago  •  Technology

In pursuit of numerical predictions for exotic particles, researchers are simulating atom-building quark and gluon particles over 70 times faster on Summit, the world’s most powerful scientific supercomputer, than on …
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Faces of Summit: Getting Acclimated
4 days ago

Faces of Summit: Getting Acclimated

By  •  4 days ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of the people behind America’s top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The IBM AC922 machine launched in …
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Uncharted Territory
4 days ago

Uncharted Territory

By  •  4 days ago  •  Featured, Science

Ambitious supercomputers attract ambitious users. After debuting as the world’s fastest supercomputer in June, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) 200-petaflop Summit is already demonstrating its utility for solving …
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SmartTruck Steps Up Simulations for Certification by Computation
3 weeks ago

SmartTruck Steps Up Simulations for Certification by Computation

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Long-haul tractor trailers, often referred to as “18-wheelers,” transport everything from household goods to supermarket foodstuffs across the United States every year. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, these …
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Preaching pbdR
3 weeks ago

Preaching pbdR

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  People

Since bursting onto the scene in the early ’90s, high-performance computing (HPC) has become the most productive method for exploring ambitious problems in science that require substantial computational power. Yet …
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Faces of Summit: Creating a Green Summit
3 weeks ago

Faces of Summit: Creating a Green Summit

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of the people behind America’s top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The IBM AC922 machine launched in …
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DOE Graduate Fellows Train on Titan for a Future in HPC
3 weeks ago

DOE Graduate Fellows Train on Titan for a Future in HPC

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  People

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) recently provided introductory training in high-performance computing (HPC) and access to the facility’s Titan supercomputer to some of the nation’s top doctoral students …
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Summer Interns Gain HPC Skills, Professional Development at the OLCF
2 months ago

Summer Interns Gain HPC Skills, Professional Development at the OLCF

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

Each year, students of all ages and backgrounds intern at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) through opportunities offered by the lab and Oak Ridge …
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Transforming Gas into Fuels with Better Alloys
2 months ago

Transforming Gas into Fuels with Better Alloys

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Technological advances in oil and gas well stimulation over the past decade now allow for the production of natural gas from shale gas trapped in rock formations underground. With the …
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ALCC Program Awards 14 Projects a Combined 729.5 Million Core Hours at the OLCF
2 months ago

ALCC Program Awards 14 Projects a Combined 729.5 Million Core Hours at the OLCF

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

Every year, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) provides scientists with time on world-class computational resources across the country through the ASCR Leadership …
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OLCF Welcomes Wombat Test System
2 months ago

OLCF Welcomes Wombat Test System

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

Concocting the next big thing in high-performance computing (HPC) often starts with giving the latest thing a try. In that spirit, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) recently deployed …
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