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News and Highlights from the OLCF

OLCF, UTK Researchers Explore Potential of Quantum Annealing to Solve Optimization Problems
5 months ago

OLCF, UTK Researchers Explore Potential of Quantum Annealing to Solve Optimization Problems

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

Researchers at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) established a quantum annealing benchmark for optimization problems with the help of a quantum computer. …
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Supercomputers Aid Scientists Studying the Smallest Particles in the Universe
5 months ago

Supercomputers Aid Scientists Studying the Smallest Particles in the Universe

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Since the 1930s, scientists have been using particle accelerators to gain insights into the structure of matter and the laws of physics that govern our world. Today, these accelerators are …
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A New Approach for Bigger and Better Earthquake Modeling
5 months ago

A New Approach for Bigger and Better Earthquake Modeling

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This story was originally written by Aaron Dubrow at the Texas Advanced Computer Center and adapted by Rachel McDowell for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.

A randomly selected …
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Compelling Evidence of Neutrino Process Opens Physics Possibilities
5 months ago

Compelling Evidence of Neutrino Process Opens Physics Possibilities

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

The COHERENT particle physics experiment at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has firmly established the existence of a new kind of neutrino interaction. Because neutrinos are electrically …
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Former National Center for Computational Sciences Director James Hack Retires from 40-Year Computing Career
5 months ago

Former National Center for Computational Sciences Director James Hack Retires from 40-Year Computing Career

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, People

Delivering scientific breakthroughs on the world’s most powerful supercomputers requires leaders with the experience and knowledge of how to run the high-performance computing (HPC) centers that house them. That’s precisely …
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Rethinking GPU Hackathons for a Pandemic and Beyond
5 months ago

Rethinking GPU Hackathons for a Pandemic and Beyond

By  •  5 months ago  •  Events, Technology

This is a joint story by OLCF writers Coury Turczyn and Rachel McDowell.

When University of Michigan (UM) professor of aerospace engineering Venkat Raman and his team of graduate students …
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University of Delaware Team Tightens up Code for Exascale Computing on Frontier
5 months ago

University of Delaware Team Tightens up Code for Exascale Computing on Frontier

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This article was originally written by Tracey Bryant, Senior Director for Research Communications at the University of Delaware.

What’s it like designing an app for the world’s fastest supercomputer, set to come …
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DOE and NOAA Extend Strategic Partnership
5 months ago

DOE and NOAA Extend Strategic Partnership

By  •  5 months ago  •  Technology

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have formally agreed to renew their strategic partnership to run and manage the National Climate-Computing Research …
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Scientists Tap the Power of High-Performance Computing in a Bet to Understand Cancer Growth
6 months ago

Scientists Tap the Power of High-Performance Computing in a Bet to Understand Cancer Growth

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A multi-institutional team of scientists is using Summit, America’s fastest supercomputer for open science, to get a better understanding of how certain proteins signal body cells to reproduce uncontrollably, triggering …
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Jupyter Has Landed at the OLCF
6 months ago

Jupyter Has Landed at the OLCF

By  •  6 months ago  •  Technology

To analyze and process scientific data, researchers often employ Jupyter notebooks, interactive web documents that host snippets of code written in statistical programming languages such as Python (or R or Julia). …
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Building an Exascale-Class Data Center
6 months ago

Building an Exascale-Class Data Center

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

When the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) new exascale supercomputer, Frontier, completes installation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2021, it will debut as a landmark in high-performance computing …
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Simulations Reveal Nature’s Design for Error Correction During DNA Replication
6 months ago

Simulations Reveal Nature’s Design for Error Correction During DNA Replication

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

DNA replication is one of the most important processes in biology, responsible for ensuring that a cell’s genetic material is copied over to new cells efficiently during cell division. But …
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OLCF Reaches New Heights with Andes Cluster
6 months ago

OLCF Reaches New Heights with Andes Cluster

By  •  6 months ago  •  Technology

Staff members at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) have replaced the center’s Rhea data analysis cluster with a brand-new AMD-based system dubbed Andes.

For 6 faithful years, Rhea …
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VISTA: ORNL’s Visual Informatics for Science and Technology Advances Lab
6 months ago

VISTA: ORNL’s Visual Informatics for Science and Technology Advances Lab

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

The Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate is home to VISTA: ORNL’s Visual Informatics for Science and Technology Advances (VISTA) Lab. The mission of VISTA is to improve domain experts’ ability to explore …
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Gina Tourassi One of Six ORNL scientists elected fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science
7 months ago

Gina Tourassi One of Six ORNL scientists elected fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, People

Media contact: Karen K Dunlap, dunlapkk@ornl.gov

Six scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected as fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, …
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Distinct ACM Gordon Bell Prizes Awarded to Two Teams Using the Summit Supercomputer
7 months ago

Distinct ACM Gordon Bell Prizes Awarded to Two Teams Using the Summit Supercomputer

By  •  7 months ago  •  Science

Today at the 2020 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, or SC20, virtual conference, two deserving teams were awarded two distinguished prizes for research conducted on …
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