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OLCF News

News and Highlights from the OLCF

Faces of Summit: Succeeding by Leading
3 months ago

Faces of Summit: Succeeding by Leading

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, 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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With Supercomputing Power and an Unconventional Strategy, Scientists Solve a Next-Generation Physics Problem
4 months ago

With Supercomputing Power and an Unconventional Strategy, Scientists Solve a Next-Generation Physics Problem

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a team of researchers has calculated a fundamental property of protons and neutrons, known as the nucleon axial …
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Boosting Industry with OpenACC
4 months ago

Boosting Industry with OpenACC

By  •  4 months ago  •  Industry

One of the biggest hurdles for users who want to take advantage of accelerated computing is the time required to write and update software. That’s especially true for industrial users, …
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Faces of Summit: Leading a Systems Expedition
4 months ago

Faces of Summit: Leading a Systems Expedition

By  •  4 months ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
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ADIOS and BigData Express Offer New Data Streaming Capabilities
4 months ago

ADIOS and BigData Express Offer New Data Streaming Capabilities

By  •  4 months ago  •  Technology

Projects large enough to run on high-performance computing (HPC) resources pack data—and a lot of it. Transferring this data between computational and experimental facilities is a challenging but necessary part …
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OLCF Hosts 14th Annual User Meeting amid Summit Buzz
4 months ago

OLCF Hosts 14th Annual User Meeting amid Summit Buzz

By  •  4 months ago  •  People

Last week the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), held its …
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Another First for Quantum
4 months ago

Another First for Quantum

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

The beginnings of quantum computing bring about many firsts. In 2010 a team led by B. P. Lanyon simulated a hydrogen molecule, H2, on a quantum system for the first …
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Faces of Summit: Preparing to Launch
5 months ago

Faces of Summit: Preparing to Launch

By  •  5 months ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
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Nuclear Physicists Wield HPC to Uncover Magic Isotopes
5 months ago

Nuclear Physicists Wield HPC to Uncover Magic Isotopes

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

Where do elements come from? How does the strong force bind subatomic particles into nuclei? What can scientists understand from nuclei with unusual proton–neutron ratios? Nuclear physicists at the US …
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Faces of Summit: Tackling Storage
5 months ago

Faces of Summit: Tackling Storage

By  •  5 months ago  •  People

The Faces of Summit series shares stories of people working to stand up America’s next top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The next-generation machine …
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Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution
5 months ago

Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

A new air quality model designed to estimate the costs of air pollution on human health received a boost in its early development from computing time at the Oak Ridge …
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A Problem with Polymer Theory
5 months ago

A Problem with Polymer Theory

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

Researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), used high-performance computing …
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