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OLCF News

News and Highlights from the OLCF

Fine-Tuning the Accelerated Future of Climate Modeling
10 years ago

Fine-Tuning the Accelerated Future of Climate Modeling

By  •  10 years ago  •  Science

A team of computational and climate scientists are scaling the CESM model to run on DOE petascale computers, including Titan, the 27-petaflop Cray XK7 system managed by the OLCF at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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UT students experience supercomputing on Titan
10 years ago

UT students experience supercomputing on Titan

By  •  10 years ago  •  People

A group of graduate students from the University of Tennessee has the unique opportunity to perform research on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan.
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OLCF Staff Members Take Leading Roles at Joint Facilities User Forum
10 years ago

OLCF Staff Members Take Leading Roles at Joint Facilities User Forum

By  •  10 years ago  •  People

The Joint Facilities User Forum on Data-Intensive Computing brought together users and HPC center staff to discuss approaches to handling data, best practices, and the future of data-driven scientific discovery.

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OLCF Explores Future of Fossil Fuels
10 years ago

OLCF Explores Future of Fossil Fuels

By  •  10 years ago  •  People

The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University hosted its annual Oil and Gas HPC Workshop in Houston, Texas.
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Westinghouse–CASL team wins major computing award for reactor core simulations on Titan

By  •  10 years ago  •  People

A team representing Westinghouse Electric Company and the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors (CASL), a Department of Energy (DOE) Innovation Hub led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has received an International Data Corporation HPC Innovation Excellence Award for applied simulation on Titan.
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Wells meets AAS

By  •  10 years ago  •  People

The OLCF’s Jack Wells was an invited speaker at the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS’s) Exascale Radio Astronomy conference from March 30 to April 4 in Monterrey, CA, where he detailed recent advances in computational astrophysics on Department of Energy supercomputing systems such as Titan.
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Titan Shines at American Physical Society March Meeting

By  •  10 years ago  •  People

This year’s March Meeting of the American Physical Society featured a focus session on computational materials research proposed and led by ORNL’s Jack Wells.
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OLCF Displays How Science Works for America at DC Event
10 years ago

OLCF Displays How Science Works for America at DC Event

By  •  10 years ago  •  People

Three industry-related visualizations, created at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, were highlighted at the fourth annual National User Facility Organization (NUFO) science expo and reception.

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Ramgen Takes Turbomachine Designs for a Supersonic Spin on Titan
10 years ago

Ramgen Takes Turbomachine Designs for a Supersonic Spin on Titan

By  •  10 years ago  •  Science

Ramgen Power Systems is using the Titan supercomputer managed by the OLCF to optimize novel designs based on aerospace shock wave compression technology for gas compression systems, such as carbon dioxide compressors.
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Going Nuclear

By  •  10 years ago  •  Science

To increase efficiency and enhance nuclear safety, a team led by Igor Bolotnov of North Carolina State University has turned to Titan to perform state-of-the-art direct numerical simulation (DNS) to characterize such turbulent bubbly flows.
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Say Hello to Bio

By  •  10 years ago  •  People

The Bio-IT conference, which took place from April 29 to May 1, hosted more than 2,500 participants from the life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and IT industries representing more than 30 countries.

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Titan Stability Helps Improve User Experience

By  •  10 years ago  •  Technology

Titan’s stability translates into an improved experience for Titan users. Fewer unscheduled outages and node failures reduce job interruptions, allowing jobs to run to completion with fewer restarts.
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Titan’s Tiny Counterpart Engages, Educates

By  •  10 years ago  •  Technology

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility staff members Robert French, Adam Simpson, Suzanne Parete-Koon, and Anthony DiGirolamo developed Tiny Titan, which is substantially tinier than Titan in size and cost.
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‘Engine of Explosion’ Discovered at OLCF now Observed in Nearby Supernova Remnant

By  •  10 years ago  •  Science

Now, more than a decade later, researchers mapping radiation signatures from the Cassiopeia A supernova with NASA’s NuSTAR high-energy x-ray telescope array have published observational evidence that supports the SASI model.
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Everybody’s Talking About Titan

By  •  10 years ago  •  Technology

The OLCF-organized series “Extreme Scale Supercomputing with the Titan Supercomputer,” chaired by Jack Wells, director of science, brought together Titan users in 24 conference sessions amounting to 540 minutes.
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World’s Most Powerful Accelerator Comes to Titan with a High-Tech Scheduler

By  •  10 years ago  •  Technology

The PanDA collaboration holds potential benefits for OLCF as well as for ATLAS.
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