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OLCF News

News and Highlights from the OLCF

Exascale acceleration
1 week ago

Exascale acceleration

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Just how fast can the world’s fastest supercomputer go? Maybe even faster than imagined.

Researchers studying plasma physics for particle accelerators recently used the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Frontier …
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Plasma Simulation Code Wins 2022 ACM Gordon Bell Prize
1 week ago

Plasma Simulation Code Wins 2022 ACM Gordon Bell Prize

By  •  1 week ago  •  Featured, Technology

A 16-member team of researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) won the …
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Charting the new Frontier
2 weeks ago

Charting the new Frontier

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, OLCF History, Science

The Frontier supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory logged a new benchmark this week that further illustrates its world-changing potential and held onto its top ranking as …
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INCITE program awards supercomputing time to 56 projects to accelerate science and engineering research
2 weeks ago

INCITE program awards supercomputing time to 56 projects to accelerate science and engineering research

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

MEDIA CONTACTS: Julie Parente Argonne National Laboratory, jparente@anl.gov Katie Bethea Oak Ridge National Laboratory, betheakl@ornl.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced allocations of supercomputer access to …
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Predicting Protein Targets and the Molecules that Bind with Them
2 weeks ago

Predicting Protein Targets and the Molecules that Bind with Them

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Technology

When the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill in 2020, pharmaceutical companies countered with remarkable speed to develop mRNA vaccines by the end of that year. …
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Distilling How Water Turns into Ice
3 weeks ago

Distilling How Water Turns into Ice

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Among the mysteries of science that continue to elude researchers, one stands apart in its vexing simplicity: ice. Yes, frozen water. Water’s transformation from liquid to solid is …
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LLNL, ORNL unite for UnifyFS
4 weeks ago

LLNL, ORNL unite for UnifyFS

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Science

A multi-institution team is celebrating the latest software release that supports the use of distributed node-local storage devices for high-performance computing (HPC) applications. The software is an important piece of …
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Solving the protein puzzle
1 month ago

Solving the protein puzzle

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

A simple scoop of soil or water can hold an entire ecosystem–potentially millions or more microscopic organisms and the countless proteins they rely on to survive.

Computations performed at the …
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WarpX Named Gordon Bell Prize Finalist
1 month ago

WarpX Named Gordon Bell Prize Finalist

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

The development of plasma-based particle accelerators—experimental technology that promises several advantages over conventional accelerators—may soon be accelerated itself by a new, advanced simulation code: WarpX.

Produced primarily by a team …
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Fast-tracking medical discovery
1 month ago

Fast-tracking medical discovery

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

The world’s fastest supercomputer could help discover the next great cure hiding in plain sight.

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used Frontier, the world’s …
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Exascale Day 2022
1 month ago

Exascale Day 2022

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

On October 18, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is celebrating the fourth National Exascale Day.

The holiday was created in 2019 as an initiative …
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Pioneering Frontier: Bringing the Science
1 month ago

Pioneering Frontier: Bringing the Science

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented Oak Ridge National Laboratory employees behind the construction and operation of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s incoming …
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2022 OLCF User Group Executive Board Election
1 month ago

2022 OLCF User Group Executive Board Election

By  •  1 month ago  •  Science

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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ORNL staff join industry, government mentors in student cluster competition
2 months ago

ORNL staff join industry, government mentors in student cluster competition

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

From January to March of this year, five Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) staff members from the National Center for Computational Sciences served as mentors in the 2022 Winter Classic …
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Spinning up Quantum Fidelity
2 months ago

Spinning up Quantum Fidelity

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Researchers reached new levels of accuracy in quantum simulations of spin defects using the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Quantum Computing User Program, or QCUP, at the U.S. Department of …
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ORNL Researchers Earn R&D 100 Award for AI Technology
2 months ago

ORNL Researchers Earn R&D 100 Award for AI Technology

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

Gremlin, software developed by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to identify weaknesses in neural networks, has been recognized with a …
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