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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Pulling Clouds into Focus
7 months ago

Pulling Clouds into Focus

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The world’s first exascale supercomputer will help scientists peer into the future of global climate change and open a window into weather patterns that could affect the world a generation …
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Big Flex for Big Science
7 months ago

Big Flex for Big Science

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers used the world’s first exascale supercomputer to run one of the largest simulations of an alloy ever and achieve near-quantum accuracy.

The study led by the University of Michigan’s …
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OLCF Hosts First In-Person User Meeting Since Breaking Exascale Barrier
7 months ago

OLCF Hosts First In-Person User Meeting Since Breaking Exascale Barrier

By  •  7 months ago  •  Events

In October, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility — a Department of Energy Office of Science user facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory — hosted its 19th annual …
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Integrated Research Infrastructure at ORNL
7 months ago

Integrated Research Infrastructure at ORNL

By  •  7 months ago  •  Science

A pathway to modern, collaborative science

The Department of Energy’s Integrated Research Infrastructure aims to empower researchers to meld DOE’s world-class research tools, infrastructure, and user facilities seamlessly and securely …
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Exascale’s New Frontier: EXAALT
8 months ago

Exascale’s New Frontier: EXAALT

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

PI: Danny Perez, Los Alamos National Laboratory

In 2016, the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) set out to develop advanced software for the arrival of exascale-class …
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ESnet Turns On 400G Circuits to Four DOE National Labs, Supercharging Multi-Site Scientific Research
8 months ago

ESnet Turns On 400G Circuits to Four DOE National Labs, Supercharging Multi-Site Scientific Research

By  •  8 months ago  •  Science

By Bonnie Powell, ESnet

Today’s world-changing scientific research is being conducted by collaborators at far-flung national laboratories who require high-speed, low-latency access to high performance computing facilities and specialized instruments. …
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Exascale’s New Frontier: MFIX-Exa
8 months ago

Exascale’s New Frontier: MFIX-Exa

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

PI: Jordan M. Musser, National Energy Technology Laboratory

In 2016, the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project set out to develop advanced software for the arrival of exascale-class supercomputers …
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Exascale Day 2023
8 months ago

Exascale Day 2023

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

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

The holiday was created in 2019 as an initiative …
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New Study Reveals the Influence of Natural Climate Drivers on Extreme Monsoons in Pakistan
8 months ago

New Study Reveals the Influence of Natural Climate Drivers on Extreme Monsoons in Pakistan

By  •  8 months ago  •  Science

A new study by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory looks at some of the influences that could be driving the increasingly severe weather over Pakistan.


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DOE’s First ‘Intro to HPC’ Bootcamp Focuses on Energy Justice and a New Model for Workforce Development
9 months ago

DOE’s First ‘Intro to HPC’ Bootcamp Focuses on Energy Justice and a New Model for Workforce Development

By  •  9 months ago  •  Science

By Kathy Kincade, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Energy justice and workforce development were the driving themes of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first “Introduction to High-Performance Computing (HPC) Bootcamp,” …
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OLCF Launches New Allocation Program, SummitPLUS
9 months ago

OLCF Launches New Allocation Program, SummitPLUS

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, a Department of Energy Office of Science user facility at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is pleased to announce a new allocation program for …
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ORNL Researchers Develop Open-Source Mixed-Precision Benchmark Tool
9 months ago

ORNL Researchers Develop Open-Source Mixed-Precision Benchmark Tool

By  •  9 months ago  •  Technology

As Frontier, the world’s first exascale supercomputer, was being assembled at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in 2021, understanding its performance on mixed-precision calculations remained a difficult …
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ExaSMR Nominated for 2023 ACM Gordon Bell Prize
9 months ago

ExaSMR Nominated for 2023 ACM Gordon Bell Prize

By  •  9 months ago  •  Technology

The Exascale Small Modular Reactor effort, or ExaSMR, is a software stack developed over seven years under the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project to produce the highest-resolution simulations of …
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OLCF to Host 19th Annual User Meeting in October
10 months ago

OLCF to Host 19th Annual User Meeting in October

By  •  10 months ago  •  Events, Science

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, a Department of Energy Office of Science user facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will host its 19th annual user meeting on October 17-18, …
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Exascale Drives Industry Innovation for a Better Future
10 months ago

Exascale Drives Industry Innovation for a Better Future

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

By Caryn Meissner, ECP contributing writer

 

Outside the high-performance computing, or HPC, community, exascale may seem more like fodder for science fiction than a powerful tool for scientific research. …
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Oxygen-28 Unbound
10 months ago

Oxygen-28 Unbound

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Isotopes — atoms of a particular element that have different numbers of neutrons — can be used for a variety of tasks, from tracking climate change to conducting …
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