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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Microscopy Images Put Deep Learning Code to the Test
2 months ago

Microscopy Images Put Deep Learning Code to the Test

By  •  2 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 …
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Surprise finding: Discovering a previously unknown role for a source of magnetic fields
2 months ago

Surprise finding: Discovering a previously unknown role for a source of magnetic fields

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

By John Greenwald, PPPL

Magnetic forces ripple throughout the universe, from the fields surrounding planets to the gasses filling galaxies, and can be launched by a phenomenon called the Biermann battery …
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Computing Genes to Support Living Clean
2 months ago

Computing Genes to Support Living Clean

By  •  2 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 …
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Research Team Breaks Exaop Barrier With Deep Learning Application
2 months ago

Research Team Breaks Exaop Barrier With Deep Learning Application

By  •  2 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 …
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Annual OpenACC Meeting Promotes Programming Innovation
2 months ago

Annual OpenACC Meeting Promotes Programming Innovation

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

Every year, the OpenACC annual meeting brings together representatives from national laboratories, universities, and other research institutions to exchange information and expand the programming model’s uses in various science domains.


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Simple Summit
2 months ago

Simple Summit

By  •  2 months ago  •  People

Two high school seniors from L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville spent the summer of 2018 at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) developing Simple Summit, …
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Mixed Precision: A Strategy for New Science Opportunities
2 months ago

Mixed Precision: A Strategy for New Science Opportunities

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, People

Since the days of vector supercomputers, computational scientists have relied on high-precision arithmetic to accurately solve a wide range of problems, from modeling nuclear reactors to predicting supernova physics to …
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Titan Speeds Inquiry into Engine Alloys That Can Take the Heat
3 months ago

Titan Speeds Inquiry into Engine Alloys That Can Take the Heat

By  •  3 months ago  •  Science

Simulations performed on the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) filled in a knowledge gap about high-temperature–capable alloys and inspired engineers to successfully develop …
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Summit Speeds Calculations in the Search for Exotic Particles
3 months ago

Summit Speeds Calculations in the Search for Exotic Particles

By  •  3 months ago  •  Technology

In pursuit of numerical predictions for exotic particles, researchers are simulating atom-building quark and gluon particles over 70 times faster on Summit, the world’s most powerful scientific supercomputer, than on …
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Faces of Summit: Getting Acclimated
3 months ago

Faces of Summit: Getting Acclimated

By  •  3 months ago  •  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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Uncharted Territory
3 months ago

Uncharted Territory

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Ambitious supercomputers attract ambitious users. After debuting as the world’s fastest supercomputer in June, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) 200-petaflop Summit is already demonstrating its utility for solving …
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SmartTruck Steps Up Simulations for Certification by Computation
4 months ago

SmartTruck Steps Up Simulations for Certification by Computation

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Long-haul tractor trailers, often referred to as “18-wheelers,” transport everything from household goods to supermarket foodstuffs across the United States every year. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, these …
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