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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Ready for Science: Summit Completes System Acceptance
3 months ago

Ready for Science: Summit Completes System Acceptance

By  •  3 months 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
3 months ago

Breaching the Biomass Problem

By  •  3 months 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
4 months ago

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

By  •  4 months 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
4 months ago

Summit Facility Design Team Snags Tennessee Energy Award

By  •  4 months 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
4 months ago

New Storage System Boosts Efficiency to Better Preserve OLCF User Data

By  •  4 months 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
4 months ago

GPU Hackathon Places Summit within Reach for Visiting Teams

By  •  4 months 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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Teaching and Learning
4 months ago

Teaching and Learning

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, 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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Summit Early Science Program Starting Soon
4 months ago

Summit Early Science Program Starting Soon

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

The OLCF has now completed acceptance testing on the new Summit supercomputer and will begin ramping up the Summit Early Science Program over the next few weeks.  Most immediately we …
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Oak Ridge, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Share 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize
4 months ago

Oak Ridge, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Share 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Two US Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories were recently awarded the 2018 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM’s) Gordon Bell Prize for work done on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing …
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Two DOE Supercomputers Top List of World’s Fastest
4 months ago

Two DOE Supercomputers Top List of World’s Fastest

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories are now home to the fastest supercomputers in the world, according to the new TOP500 List, a semiannual ranking …
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Award Finalists Demonstrate Improved QCD Code for Supercomputing
5 months ago

Award Finalists Demonstrate Improved QCD Code for Supercomputing

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This article is part of a series covering the finalists for the 2018 Gordon Bell Prize that used the Summit supercomputer. The prize winner will be announced at SC18 in November …
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Augmented Reality Technology Shows Promise for Summit Surveillance
5 months ago

Augmented Reality Technology Shows Promise for Summit Surveillance

By  •  5 months ago  •  People

Researchers are taking 3D holograms beyond science fiction theatrics with recent advances in augmented reality (AR) techniques.

During their summer internships at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge …
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