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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Titan Powers Data Dive into Tropical Soil Microbes
4 months ago

Titan Powers Data Dive into Tropical Soil Microbes

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

Every life-form depends on access to basic nutrients for survival—even microbes that live in the soil. Though these organisms are invisible to the naked eye, their soil scavenging activity has …
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Frontier: OLCF’S Exascale Future
4 months ago

Frontier: OLCF’S Exascale Future

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

Frontier is the OLCF’s 2021 exascale computer, with full user availability expected in 2022. The system will support a wide range of scientific applications for advanced modeling and simulation and …
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Summit at GTC 2018
4 months ago

Summit at GTC 2018

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) staff members and users are presenting at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in March with a Summit-focused session in preparation for the launch …
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GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer
5 months ago

GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

Most car owners in the United States do not think twice about passing over the diesel pump at the gas station. Instead, diesel fuel mostly powers our shipping trucks, boats, …
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New Discoveries Within ‘SIGHT’
5 months ago

New Discoveries Within ‘SIGHT’

By  •  5 months ago  •  Technology

At the home of America’s most powerful supercomputer, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), researchers often simulate millions or billions of dynamic atoms to study complex problems in science …
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Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics Discoveries
5 months ago

Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics Discoveries

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

Nuclear physicists are using the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, Titan, at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) to study particle interactions important to energy production in the Sun and …
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OLCF Launches New Website
5 months ago

OLCF Launches New Website

By  •  5 months ago  •  Technology

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) website serves not only as the home for news on scientific discovery occurring at the supercomputing center but also as a gateway for …
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Optimizing Miniapps for Better Portability
5 months ago

Optimizing Miniapps for Better Portability

By  •  5 months ago  •  Technology

When scientists run their scientific applications on massive supercomputers, the last thing they want to worry about is optimizing their codes for new architectures. Computer scientist Sunita Chandrasekaran at the …
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Faces of Summit: Putting the System to the Test
5 months ago

Faces of Summit: Putting the System to the Test

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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A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease
5 months ago

A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease

By  •  5 months ago  •  Science

Each year, 500,000 babies are born with a genetic disorder called sickle cell disease, a chronic illness that causes patients’ red blood cells to be abnormally shaped and to …
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As Exascale Frontier Opens, Science Application Developers Share Pioneering Strategies
6 months ago

As Exascale Frontier Opens, Science Application Developers Share Pioneering Strategies

By  •  6 months ago  •  People

In November 2015, three colleagues representing the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science’s three major supercomputing facilities struck up a conversation with a science and technology book publisher …
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New Boeing Method Accelerates Turbulence Modeling Uncertainty Analysis
6 months ago

New Boeing Method Accelerates Turbulence Modeling Uncertainty Analysis

By  •  6 months ago  •  Science

Boeing has long used computational tools as part of its aircraft design process, but now engineers at the world’s largest aerospace company are increasingly shifting their focus from traditional subscale …
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