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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Closely Spaced Hydrogen Atoms Could Facilitate Superconductivity in Ambient Condition
9 months ago

Closely Spaced Hydrogen Atoms Could Facilitate Superconductivity in Ambient Condition

By  •  9 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
9 months ago

Making room for Frontier

By  •  9 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
9 months ago

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

By  •  9 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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OLCF Staff Involved in Khronos Effort to Create New Visualization Standard
9 months ago

OLCF Staff Involved in Khronos Effort to Create New Visualization Standard

By  •  9 months ago  •  Technology

To those outside the high-performance computing community, supercomputers are a mysterious breed. Rows of refrigerator-sized cabinets span the length of an entire room, connected in an ensemble of fiber-optic cables …
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OLCF is Looking into the Present and the Future of Large-Scale Data Science
9 months ago

OLCF is Looking into the Present and the Future of Large-Scale Data Science

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

This story is the first in a series called “Data Matters,” a short series of features dedicated to exploring the relevance of data for scientific advancement and exploration at the …
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Metal Alloys for Industrial Applications Benefit from Supercomputer Modeling
9 months ago

Metal Alloys for Industrial Applications Benefit from Supercomputer Modeling

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Using machine learning and simulations, scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have confirmed a relationship between two mechanisms used to explain the ductility properties …
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Big Iron Afterlife: How ORNL’s Titan Supercomputer Was Recycled
10 months ago

Big Iron Afterlife: How ORNL’s Titan Supercomputer Was Recycled

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, OLCF History

When the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer was finally decommissioned on August 1 after 7 years of faithful service, it had successfully executed a total of 2.8 million jobs for scientists …
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The Last User of Titan
10 months ago

The Last User of Titan

By  •  10 months ago  •  People, Science

Titan, the groundbreaking Cray XK7 supercomputer operated by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was officially decommissioned …
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Speeding Toward the Future of Fusion
10 months ago

Speeding Toward the Future of Fusion

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In 1934, physicist Ernest Rutherford and his colleagues produced the first fusion reaction—the fusing of light nuclei to release energy—in a laboratory by converting deuterium, a heavy hydrogen isotope, to …
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New Year Brings New Directory Structure for OLCF’s High-Performance Storage System
10 months ago

New Year Brings New Directory Structure for OLCF’s High-Performance Storage System

By  •  10 months ago  •  Technology

The High-Performance Storage System (HPSS) at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will soon transition to a project-based directory structure. This may sound like a small change, but for …
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With ADIOS, Summit Processes Celestial Data at Scale of Massive Future Telescope
10 months ago

With ADIOS, Summit Processes Celestial Data at Scale of Massive Future Telescope

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Simulating SKA1-Low processing using the world’s biggest supercomputer from ICRAR on Vimeo.

For nearly three decades, scientists and engineers across the globe have worked on the Square Kilometre Array …
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Tourassi Appointed Director of ORNL National Center for Computational Sciences
10 months ago

Tourassi Appointed Director of ORNL National Center for Computational Sciences

By  •  10 months ago  •  People

Gina Tourassi has been appointed as director of the National Center for Computational Sciences, a division of the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The NCCS …
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OLCF Supercharges Supercomputer Analytics with Apache Kafka
10 months ago

OLCF Supercharges Supercomputer Analytics with Apache Kafka

By  •  10 months ago  •  Technology

The high-performance computing (HPC) systems at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are about to vault into the “pubsub” era of real-time streaming analytics.

Employing …
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In the Fight Against Cancer, ORNL and Stony Brook Cancer Center Enlist an Advanced Neural Network
10 months ago

In the Fight Against Cancer, ORNL and Stony Brook Cancer Center Enlist an Advanced Neural Network

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Science

When Joel Saltz—chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and associate director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center at Stony Brook University in New York—visited the US Department of Energy’s …
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OLCF Staffers Among Recipients at Annual DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards
10 months ago

OLCF Staffers Among Recipients at Annual DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards

By  •  10 months ago  •  People

Staff members of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), were recognized with an Achievement Award …
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Record-Breaking Year for OLCF GPU Hackathons Ends with Annual Knoxville, Tennessee, Event
10 months ago

Record-Breaking Year for OLCF GPU Hackathons Ends with Annual Knoxville, Tennessee, Event

By  •  10 months ago  •  Events

In late October, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) wrapped up its 2019 hackathon series with an event hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, that …
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