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OLCF News

News and Highlights from the OLCF

Sky’s the Limit for Cumulus-2
7 months ago

Sky’s the Limit for Cumulus-2

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has launched a new, much more powerful computer system to support climate data research conducted by the …
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ORNL and US Air Force Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Weather Forecasting System
7 months ago

ORNL and US Air Force Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Weather Forecasting System

By  •  7 months ago  •  Events, People

On May 18, 2022, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) hosted members of the US Air Force for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to honor …
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ECP Advances the Science of Atmospheric Convection Modeling
7 months ago

ECP Advances the Science of Atmospheric Convection Modeling

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers supported by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) have integrated the promising super-parameterization technique for modeling moist convection into the Energy Exascale Earth …
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Weaving wonders
8 months ago

Weaving wonders

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Ounce for ounce, carbon fiber could quickly become the wonder material of the future. The material, already used in a variety of products, boasts densities comparable to plastic, strengths comparable …
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Speeding up simulations
8 months ago

Speeding up simulations

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

Artificial intelligence has transformed industrial research and development in recent decades during what scientists call “the AI revolution.” The technology enables detailed simulations and high-speed modeling that can streamline the …
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Pushing the new Frontier
8 months ago

Pushing the new Frontier

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, OLCF History, Science

The numbers are in, Frontier ranks No. 1, and the researchers of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s National Center for Computational Sciences are finally breathing a few sighs of relief.

Teams …
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Pioneering Frontier: Navigating a New Era
8 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Navigating a New Era

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented ORNL employees behind the construction and operation of the OLCF’s exascale supercomputer, Frontier. The HPE Cray system will be available …
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Frontier Supercomputer Debuts as World’s Fastest, Breaking Exascale Barrier
8 months ago

Frontier Supercomputer Debuts as World’s Fastest, Breaking Exascale Barrier

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The Frontier supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory earned the top ranking today as the world’s fastest on the 59th TOP500 list, with 1.1 …
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Layered Perovskite Power
9 months ago

Layered Perovskite Power

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Using the Summit supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have confirmed and explained the results …
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Summit, neutrons crack code to uranium compound’s signature vibes
9 months ago

Summit, neutrons crack code to uranium compound’s signature vibes

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to map the molecular vibrations of an important but little-studied uranium compound produced during the nuclear fuel cycle for results …
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Register for Lustre User Group Virtual Conference 2022
9 months ago

Register for Lustre User Group Virtual Conference 2022

By  •  9 months ago  •  Science

Registration is open for the 2022 Lustre User Group (LUG22) conference, “the high-performance computing industry’s primary venue for discussion on the open-source Lustre file system and other technologies.” The annual …
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OLCF’s Ashley Barker Takes on New Role
9 months ago

OLCF’s Ashley Barker Takes on New Role

By  •  9 months ago  •  People

Ashley Barker, Operations Section head for the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS), is taking on a new role in the procurement and deployment of the next supercomputer system at …
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U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2023
9 months ago

U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2023

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array …
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New Deep Learning Techniques Lead to Materials Imaging Breakthrough
10 months ago

New Deep Learning Techniques Lead to Materials Imaging Breakthrough

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

Supercomputers help researchers study the causes and effects—usually in that order—of complex phenomena. However, scientists occasionally need to deduce the origins of scientific phenomena based on observable results. These so-called …
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Where Worlds Collide
10 months ago

Where Worlds Collide

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicists Christian Bauer, Marat Freytsis, and Benjamin Nachman have leveraged an IBM Q quantum computer through the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Quantum …
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Pioneering Frontier: Optimizing Materials Models
10 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Optimizing Materials Models

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, People, Science

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented ORNL employees behind the construction and operation of the OLCF’s incoming exascale supercomputer, Frontier. The HPE Cray system was delivered …
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