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OLCF News

News and Highlights from the OLCF

Developing a Quantum Community
4 months ago

Developing a Quantum Community

By  •  4 months ago  •  Events, Science

In April, 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 (ORNL), held its …
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OLCF Names New Director of Science
4 months ago

OLCF Names New Director of Science

By  •  4 months ago  •  People

Bronson Messer—a computational astrophysicist, Distinguished Scientist in the Scientific Computing and Theoretical Physics groups at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and a former Jeopardy!
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Knocking Out Drug Side Effects with Supercomputing
4 months ago

Knocking Out Drug Side Effects with Supercomputing

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

Psychedelic drugs could be effective in treating psychiatric disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, but medical use of these drugs is limited by the hallucinations they cause.

“What …
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Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease
4 months ago

Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

Francisella tularensis, a bacterium that causes the illness tularemia (also known as “rabbit fever”), is one of the most hostile organisms on the planet. Once the bacterium enters the body …
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A New Method for Unraveling Complex Gene Interactions
4 months ago

A New Method for Unraveling Complex Gene Interactions

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

The first step for biologists who want to develop new, more efficient biofuels is to understand the genetic underpinnings of plants that can be digested by microbes into chemical compounds. …
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2020 OLCF User Meeting: Remote Together
4 months ago

2020 OLCF User Meeting: Remote Together

By  •  4 months ago  •  Events

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will hold its 16th annual …
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Mining for COVID-19 Connections
4 months ago

Mining for COVID-19 Connections

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Scientists have tapped the immense power of the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to comb through millions of medical journal articles to identify potential vaccines, drugs and effective …
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Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events
5 months ago

Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

By 2050, the United States will likely be exposed to a larger number of extreme climate events, including more frequent heat waves, longer droughts and more intense floods, which can …
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Summit Ranks on Graph500 List Using only a Fraction of Its Computing Power
5 months ago

Summit Ranks on Graph500 List Using only a Fraction of Its Computing Power

By  •  5 months ago  •  Technology

For the first time ever and using only a fraction of its processing power, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) supercomputer has entered the Graph500 ranking, a list published twice …
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New Data Analysis Software Tools Aim at Addressing the Convergence of HPC and AI
5 months ago

New Data Analysis Software Tools Aim at Addressing the Convergence of HPC and AI

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

This story is the second in a series called “Data Matters,” a collection of features dedicated to exploring the relevance of data for scientific advancement and exploration at the Oak …
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OLCF Staff and Researchers Make a Smooth Transition to Working Remotely
5 months ago

OLCF Staff and Researchers Make a Smooth Transition to Working Remotely

By  •  5 months ago  •  People

When the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) committed its IBM Power System AC922 Summit supercomputer to conducting open research in the fight against COVID-19, it …
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U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021
5 months ago

U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array …
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Summit Joins the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium
6 months ago

Summit Joins the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility and the Summit supercomputer have joined forces with other U.S. Federal agencies, industry, and academic leaders to provide access to the world’s most powerful high-performance …
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OLCF Offers New Workload Capabilities with Slate Service
6 months ago

OLCF Offers New Workload Capabilities with Slate Service

By  •  6 months ago  •  Technology

The large scientific simulations users at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) run on the center’s IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer almost always require other attendant tasks to fully realize …
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New Job Step Viewer Tool Captures Job Launching on Summit
6 months ago

New Job Step Viewer Tool Captures Job Launching on Summit

By  •  6 months ago  •  Technology

Before computational users launch large scientific jobs on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer, they need to understand how they will use the full power …
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ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments
6 months ago

ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments

By  •  6 months ago  •  Science

Scientists seek to use quantum materials—those that have correlated order at the subatomic level—for electronic devices, quantum computers, and superconductors. Quantum materials owe many of their properties to the physics …
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