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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Metal Alloys for Industrial Applications Benefit from Supercomputer Modeling
6 months ago

Metal Alloys for Industrial Applications Benefit from Supercomputer Modeling

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Using machine learning and simulations, scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have confirmed a relationship between two mechanisms used to explain the ductility properties …
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Big Iron Afterlife: How ORNL’s Titan Supercomputer Was Recycled
6 months ago

Big Iron Afterlife: How ORNL’s Titan Supercomputer Was Recycled

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, OLCF History

When the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer was finally decommissioned on August 1 after 7 years of faithful service, it had successfully executed a total of 2.8 million jobs for scientists …
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The Last User of Titan
6 months ago

The Last User of Titan

By  •  6 months ago  •  People, Science

Titan, the groundbreaking Cray XK7 supercomputer operated by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was officially decommissioned …
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Speeding Toward the Future of Fusion
6 months ago

Speeding Toward the Future of Fusion

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In 1934, physicist Ernest Rutherford and his colleagues produced the first fusion reaction—the fusing of light nuclei to release energy—in a laboratory by converting deuterium, a heavy hydrogen isotope, to …
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New Year Brings New Directory Structure for OLCF’s High-Performance Storage System
6 months ago

New Year Brings New Directory Structure for OLCF’s High-Performance Storage System

By  •  6 months ago  •  Technology

The High-Performance Storage System (HPSS) at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will soon transition to a project-based directory structure. This may sound like a small change, but for …
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With ADIOS, Summit Processes Celestial Data at Scale of Massive Future Telescope
7 months ago

With ADIOS, Summit Processes Celestial Data at Scale of Massive Future Telescope

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Simulating SKA1-Low processing using the world’s biggest supercomputer from ICRAR on Vimeo.

For nearly three decades, scientists and engineers across the globe have worked on the Square Kilometre Array …
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Tourassi Appointed Director of ORNL National Center for Computational Sciences
7 months ago

Tourassi Appointed Director of ORNL National Center for Computational Sciences

By  •  7 months ago  •  People

Gina Tourassi has been appointed as director of the National Center for Computational Sciences, a division of the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The NCCS …
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OLCF Supercharges Supercomputer Analytics with Apache Kafka
7 months ago

OLCF Supercharges Supercomputer Analytics with Apache Kafka

By  •  7 months ago  •  Technology

The high-performance computing (HPC) systems at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are about to vault into the “pubsub” era of real-time streaming analytics.

Employing …
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In the Fight Against Cancer, ORNL and Stony Brook Cancer Center Enlist an Advanced Neural Network
7 months ago

In the Fight Against Cancer, ORNL and Stony Brook Cancer Center Enlist an Advanced Neural Network

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

When Joel Saltz—chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and associate director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center at Stony Brook University in New York—visited the US Department of Energy’s …
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OLCF Staffers Among Recipients at Annual DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards
7 months ago

OLCF Staffers Among Recipients at Annual DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards

By  •  7 months ago  •  People

Staff members of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), were recognized with an Achievement Award …
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Record-Breaking Year for OLCF GPU Hackathons Ends with Annual Knoxville, Tennessee, Event
7 months ago

Record-Breaking Year for OLCF GPU Hackathons Ends with Annual Knoxville, Tennessee, Event

By  •  7 months ago  •  Events

In late October, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) wrapped up its 2019 hackathon series with an event hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, that …
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Tiny Transistor Leads to Big Win for ETH Zurich, 2019 ACM Gordon Bell Prize Winner
8 months ago

Tiny Transistor Leads to Big Win for ETH Zurich, 2019 ACM Gordon Bell Prize Winner

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A team from ETH Zürich has been awarded the 2019 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM’s) Gordon Bell Prize for its work simulating quantum transport—or the transport of electric charge carriers …
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United States Continues To Lead World In Supercomputing
8 months ago

United States Continues To Lead World In Supercomputing

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the world’s TOP500 Supercomputers were unveiled, and once again asserted U.S. supremacy in supercomputing. The Summit machine at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory again ranked first in …
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In Its 15th year, INCITE Advances Open Science with Supercomputer Grants to 47 Projects
8 months ago

In Its 15th year, INCITE Advances Open Science with Supercomputer Grants to 47 Projects

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

MEDIA CONTACTS: Katie Bethea Oak Ridge National Laboratory betheakl@ornl.gov 865-576-8039 Brian Grabowski Argonne National Laboratory bgrabowski@anl.gov 630-252-1232 OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2019—

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of …
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The OLCF to Mentor Interns Competing at SC19
8 months ago

The OLCF to Mentor Interns Competing at SC19

By  •  8 months ago  •  Events, People

This year, the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will be hosting a team at the 13th Student Cluster Competition (SCC) in Denver, CO.

Developed in 2007 …
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Modeling Every Building in America Starts with Chattanooga
8 months ago

Modeling Every Building in America Starts with Chattanooga

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Buildings use 40 percent of America’s primary energy and 75 percent of its electricity, which can jump to 80 percent when a majority of the population is at home using …
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