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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Digging Deep into HPC Power and Cooling
2 months ago

Digging Deep into HPC Power and Cooling

By  •  2 months ago  •  Technology

Managing a supercomputer requires operators to collect and analyze data generated from the machine itself. This data includes everything from job failure rates to power consumption figures. Researchers at the …
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Unraveling the “Big Boom”
2 months ago

Unraveling the “Big Boom”

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Simulations performed on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Summit supercomputer provide a more detailed look at how stars die and could help unlock new insights into the origins of Earth’s heavy …
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Podcast: ORNL’s Justin Whitt on Deploying the Nation’s First Exascale Supercomputer
3 months ago

Podcast: ORNL’s Justin Whitt on Deploying the Nation’s First Exascale Supercomputer

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

The Let’s Talk Exascale Podcast kicked off a series on Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputer. In the first episode, Justin Whitt, program director of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing …
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Podcast: Designing the Electrical Infrastructure for a Supercomputer with Unprecedented Power Demands
3 months ago

Podcast: Designing the Electrical Infrastructure for a Supercomputer with Unprecedented Power Demands

By  •  3 months ago  •  Technology

This is the third podcast episode in a series on Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputer. The guest is Rick Griffin, a veteran electrical engineer who has helped install more …
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Podcast: Guiding the Design and Construction of the Mechanical Systems
3 months ago

Podcast: Guiding the Design and Construction of the Mechanical Systems

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

The Exascale Computing Project’s Let’s Talk Exascale Podcast kicked off a series on Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputer. In the second episode, David Grant, the high-performance computing lead engineer …
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Team Publishes Massive Dataset Unravelling Details of the Expanding Universe
3 months ago

Team Publishes Massive Dataset Unravelling Details of the Expanding Universe

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

A team led by researchers at the Flatiron Institute and the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian has published the largest amount of data for a publication to date …
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The Road to Exascale
3 months ago

The Road to Exascale

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, OLCF History, Technology

Solving the world’s biggest challenges requires the most sophisticated scientific tools, including fast and powerful supercomputers. That’s why the US Department of Energy (DOE) devotes so many resources to designing …
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Exascale Computing’s Four Biggest Challenges and How They Were Overcome
3 months ago

Exascale Computing’s Four Biggest Challenges and How They Were Overcome

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

In 2008, the Exascale Study Group (ESG) issued a report, Technology Challenges in Achieving Exascale Systems, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It concluded that exascale supercomputers faced …
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Exascale Day 2021
3 months ago

Exascale Day 2021

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured

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

The holiday was created in 2019 as an initiative of …
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Pioneering Frontier: Meeting Industry at Scale
4 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Meeting Industry at Scale

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, 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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Pioneering Frontier: Packaging a User-Friendly Supercomputer Environment
4 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Packaging a User-Friendly Supercomputer Environment

By  •  4 months 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 exascale supercomputer, …
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OLCF Organizes First Hackathon on Slate Service
4 months ago

OLCF Organizes First Hackathon on Slate Service

By  •  4 months ago  •  People

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) hosted its first ever Slate hackathon for users of the OLCF’s Slate platform, a resource that provides container orchestration services and gives users …
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Stunning Specs: What’s inside the Nation’s First Exascale Supercomputer Facility?
4 months ago

Stunning Specs: What’s inside the Nation’s First Exascale Supercomputer Facility?

By  •  4 months ago  •  Technology

Preparing for the nation’s first exascale system, the upcoming HPE Cray EX Frontier system at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been a colossal …
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Reaching Remarkable States of Matter with Laser Simulations
4 months ago

Reaching Remarkable States of Matter with Laser Simulations

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

With the help of supercomputers, scientists are getting a better idea of how to study some of the strongest electromagnetic fields in the universe.

Scientists aim to use high-power lasers …
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OLCF’s Advanced Technologies Section Hosts Seminar Series
5 months ago

OLCF’s Advanced Technologies Section Hosts Seminar Series

By  •  5 months ago  •  People

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Advanced Technologies Section (ATS) is hosting a series of seminars on topics relevant to its section groups and beyond. On the second and fourth …
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Pioneering Frontier: Test-Driving with “User Zero”
5 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Test-Driving with “User Zero”

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, 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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