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News and Highlights from the OLCF

UT–ORNL Data Center Course Takes Students on a Virtual Ride through ORNL’s Supercomputing Facilities
2 months ago

UT–ORNL Data Center Course Takes Students on a Virtual Ride through ORNL’s Supercomputing Facilities

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

What does it take to manage a robust data center? And how can engineers get the experience needed to oversee both the facilities—the power, cooling, and electrical components—and the computing …
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Bronson Messer Named 2020 ORPA Postdoc Mentor of the Year
2 months ago

Bronson Messer Named 2020 ORPA Postdoc Mentor of the Year

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

By: Laurie Varma and Phil Lotshaw

Each year, members of the Oak Ridge Postdoctoral Association Executive Committee and the Office of Research Excellence select a mentor of the year. Bronson …
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Scientists Use Supercomputers to Study Reliable Fusion Reactor Design, Operation
3 months ago

Scientists Use Supercomputers to Study Reliable Fusion Reactor Design, Operation

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Nuclear fusion, the same kind of energy that fuels stars, could one day power our world with abundant, safe, and carbon-free energy. Aided by supercomputers Summit at the US Department …
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Pioneering Frontier: Planning Ahead
3 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Planning Ahead

By  •  3 months ago  •  People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented ORNL employees behind the construction and operation of the OLCF’s incoming exascale supercomputer, Frontier. The HPE Cray system is scheduled …
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Computational Staff at ORNL among Those Recognized with DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards
3 months ago

Computational Staff at ORNL among Those Recognized with DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards

By  •  3 months ago  •  People

Thirty-two employees at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) were named among teams recognized by former DOE Secretary Dan Brouillette with Secretary’s Honor Awards as …
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US Air Force, ORNL Launch Next-Generation Global Weather Forecasting System
3 months ago

US Air Force, ORNL Launch Next-Generation Global Weather Forecasting System

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The US Air Force and the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) launched a new high-performance weather forecasting computer system that will provide a platform for some …
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New Daymet Data Facilitates Environmental Science, Earth System Modeling
3 months ago

New Daymet Data Facilitates Environmental Science, Earth System Modeling

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The widely used Daymet dataset of North American weather metrics has been upgraded with the release of Daymet Version 4, rolling out enhancements such as greater precision on temperatures and …
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OLCF, UTK Researchers Explore Potential of Quantum Annealing to Solve Optimization Problems
3 months ago

OLCF, UTK Researchers Explore Potential of Quantum Annealing to Solve Optimization Problems

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) established a quantum annealing benchmark for optimization problems with the help of a quantum computer. …
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Supercomputers Aid Scientists Studying the Smallest Particles in the Universe
3 months ago

Supercomputers Aid Scientists Studying the Smallest Particles in the Universe

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Since the 1930s, scientists have been using particle accelerators to gain insights into the structure of matter and the laws of physics that govern our world. Today, these accelerators are …
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A New Approach for Bigger and Better Earthquake Modeling
3 months ago

A New Approach for Bigger and Better Earthquake Modeling

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This story was originally written by Aaron Dubrow at the Texas Advanced Computer Center and adapted by Rachel McDowell for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.

A randomly selected …
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Compelling Evidence of Neutrino Process Opens Physics Possibilities
3 months ago

Compelling Evidence of Neutrino Process Opens Physics Possibilities

By  •  3 months ago  •  Science

The COHERENT particle physics experiment at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has firmly established the existence of a new kind of neutrino interaction. Because neutrinos are electrically …
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Former National Center for Computational Sciences Director James Hack Retires from 40-Year Computing Career
4 months ago

Former National Center for Computational Sciences Director James Hack Retires from 40-Year Computing Career

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, People

Delivering scientific breakthroughs on the world’s most powerful supercomputers requires leaders with the experience and knowledge of how to run the high-performance computing (HPC) centers that house them. That’s precisely …
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Rethinking GPU Hackathons for a Pandemic and Beyond
4 months ago

Rethinking GPU Hackathons for a Pandemic and Beyond

By  •  4 months ago  •  Events, Technology

This is a joint story by OLCF writers Coury Turczyn and Rachel McDowell.

When University of Michigan (UM) professor of aerospace engineering Venkat Raman and his team of graduate students …
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University of Delaware Team Tightens up Code for Exascale Computing on Frontier
4 months ago

University of Delaware Team Tightens up Code for Exascale Computing on Frontier

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This article was originally written by Tracey Bryant, Senior Director for Research Communications at the University of Delaware.

What’s it like designing an app for the world’s fastest supercomputer, set to come …
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DOE and NOAA Extend Strategic Partnership
4 months ago

DOE and NOAA Extend Strategic Partnership

By  •  4 months ago  •  Technology

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have formally agreed to renew their strategic partnership to run and manage the National Climate-Computing Research …
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Scientists Tap the Power of High-Performance Computing in a Bet to Understand Cancer Growth
5 months ago

Scientists Tap the Power of High-Performance Computing in a Bet to Understand Cancer Growth

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A multi-institutional team of scientists is using Summit, America’s fastest supercomputer for open science, to get a better understanding of how certain proteins signal body cells to reproduce uncontrollably, triggering …
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