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OLCF News

News and Highlights from the OLCF

OLCF Staff and Researchers Make a Smooth Transition to Working Remotely
5 months ago

OLCF Staff and Researchers Make a Smooth Transition to Working Remotely

By  •  5 months ago  •  People

When the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) committed its IBM Power System AC922 Summit supercomputer to conducting open research in the fight against COVID-19, it …
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U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021
5 months ago

U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array …
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Summit Joins the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium
6 months ago

Summit Joins the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility and the Summit supercomputer have joined forces with other U.S. Federal agencies, industry, and academic leaders to provide access to the world’s most powerful high-performance …
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OLCF Offers New Workload Capabilities with Slate Service
6 months ago

OLCF Offers New Workload Capabilities with Slate Service

By  •  6 months ago  •  Technology

The large scientific simulations users at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) run on the center’s IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer almost always require other attendant tasks to fully realize …
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New Job Step Viewer Tool Captures Job Launching on Summit
6 months ago

New Job Step Viewer Tool Captures Job Launching on Summit

By  •  6 months ago  •  Technology

Before computational users launch large scientific jobs on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer, they need to understand how they will use the full power …
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ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments
6 months ago

ORNL Scientists Tap into AI to Put a New Spin on Neutron Experiments

By  •  6 months ago  •  Science

Scientists seek to use quantum materials—those that have correlated order at the subatomic level—for electronic devices, quantum computers, and superconductors. Quantum materials owe many of their properties to the physics …
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COVID-19: OLCF Continues Normal Operations
6 months ago

COVID-19: OLCF Continues Normal Operations

By  •  6 months ago  •  Events

The OLCF is operating on a normal schedule but is implementing measures to maximize social distancing. Staff who can telecommute are doing so and visitors to the laboratory are …
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ORNL Team Enlists World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Combat the Coronavirus
7 months ago

ORNL Team Enlists World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Combat the Coronavirus

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used the world’s most powerful and smartest supercomputer, the IBM AC922 Summit, to identify 77 small-molecule drug …
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Rethinking a Century of Fluid Flows
7 months ago

Rethinking a Century of Fluid Flows

By  •  7 months ago  •  Science

In 1922, English meteorologist Lewis Fry Richardson published Weather Prediction by Numerical Analysis. This influential work included a few pages devoted to a phenomenological model that described the way that …
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“Bubbles” Demonstrates the Power of GPUs, Immersion Cooling
7 months ago

“Bubbles” Demonstrates the Power of GPUs, Immersion Cooling

By  •  7 months ago  •  People

Two high school students from Knoxville’s L&N STEM Academy spent their internships at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) developing Bubbles—a demonstration unit used to show …
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Simulating the Stars at Exascale Requires HIP Solutions
7 months ago

Simulating the Stars at Exascale Requires HIP Solutions

By  •  7 months ago  •  Technology

As GPU architectures have become the standard for scientific computing, application teams have had to retrofit their scientific codes to run on new systems. Even teams with codes that have …
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Machine Learning for Better Drug Design
7 months ago

Machine Learning for Better Drug Design

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

When Harel Weinstein and his team at the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College (Weill Cornell Medicine) of Cornell University set out to learn the molecular mechanisms of drugs, …
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ORNL Project Demonstrates Viability of ‘Smart’ Traffic Cameras to Save Fuel
7 months ago

ORNL Project Demonstrates Viability of ‘Smart’ Traffic Cameras to Save Fuel

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Each year, approximately 6 billion gallons of fuel are wasted as vehicles wait at stop lights or sit in dense traffic with engines idling, according to US Department of Energy …
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Closely Spaced Hydrogen Atoms Could Facilitate Superconductivity in Ambient Condition
8 months ago

Closely Spaced Hydrogen Atoms Could Facilitate Superconductivity in Ambient Condition

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

By: Paul Boisvert, 502-229-4466, BoisvertPL@ornl.gov

An international team of researchers has discovered the hydrogen atoms in a metal hydride material are much more tightly spaced than had been predicted for …
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Making room for Frontier
8 months ago

Making room for Frontier

By  •  8 months ago  •  Technology

One of the challenges of cutting-edge equipment at a cutting-edge laboratory is that when a problem arises, the answers are never straightforward.

As the 2021 delivery date for Frontier — …
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Eight Teams Successfully Running on First NVIDIA and Arm Test Bed, Wombat at the OLCF
8 months ago

Eight Teams Successfully Running on First NVIDIA and Arm Test Bed, Wombat at the OLCF

By  •  8 months ago  •  Technology

Alongside the regular high-performance computing (HPC) resources at supercomputing centers are test beds, small computing clusters that offer HPC experts a chance to explore new architectures before they are considered …
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