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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Faces of Summit: Tackling Storage
2 months ago

Faces of Summit: Tackling Storage

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
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Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution
2 months ago

Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

A new air quality model designed to estimate the costs of air pollution on human health received a boost in its early development from computing time at the Oak Ridge …
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A Problem with Polymer Theory
2 months ago

A Problem with Polymer Theory

By  •  2 months ago  •  Science

Researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), used high-performance computing …
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Faces of Summit: Programming with Purpose
2 months ago

Faces of Summit: Programming with Purpose

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
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Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA
2 months ago

Former OLCF User Brings Supercomputing-backed Flood Maps to FEMA

By  •  2 months ago  •  Industry

In 2012, a small Berkeley, California, startup called KatRisk set out to improve the quality of worldwide flood risk maps. With backgrounds in engineering, hydrology, and risk modeling, the company’s …
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Infographic: Summit will be the world’s smartest supercomputer for open science
3 months ago

Infographic: Summit will be the world’s smartest supercomputer for open science

By  •  3 months ago  •  Science

Summit provides unprecedented opportunities for the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific discovery.

Here’s why:

  • GPU Brawn: Summit links more than 27,000 deep-learning optimized NVIDIA GPUs with the …
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Zeroing in on Text Understanding for Automated Cancer Report Classification
3 months ago

Zeroing in on Text Understanding for Automated Cancer Report Classification

By  •  3 months ago  •  Science

In 2012 approximately 14 million new cases of cancer were reported worldwide, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) predicts that number will rise to 22 million by 2032. With each …
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Faces of Summit: Serving up Software
3 months ago

Faces of Summit: Serving up Software

By  •  3 months ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
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Summit Installation Sparks a Safety Innovation
3 months ago

Summit Installation Sparks a Safety Innovation

By  •  3 months ago  •  People

Employees at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) who have been around long enough to witness multiple supercomputer installations can tell you that each installation brings with it challenges …
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Faces of Summit: Building a Better Summit
4 months ago

Faces of Summit: Building a Better Summit

By  •  4 months ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
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A Novel Method for Comparing Plant Genes
4 months ago

A Novel Method for Comparing Plant Genes

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

During normal photosynthesis, plants capture sunlight and carry out respiration during the day, taking in carbon dioxide that will be used to form carbohydrates. But a small percentage of plant …
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McNally Appointed Education Chair for iMasons
4 months ago

McNally Appointed Education Chair for iMasons

By  •  4 months ago  •  People

Stephen McNally, operations manager of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory …
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