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OLCF News

News and Highlights from the OLCF

2015 INCITE Call for Proposals

By  •  10 years ago  •  Science

The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains.
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OLCF Meetings with Indian Officials Produce Opportunities for Collaboration

By  •  10 years ago  •  People

Computing experts from Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently met with their counterparts in India to share insights and look for collaboration opportunities.
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ORNL Researchers Collaborate to Study Application I/O Behavior

By  •  10 years ago  •  Technology

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing’s Sudharshan Vazhkudai, working with colleagues at ORNL, North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), has taken a step toward solving a key storage bottleneck.
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Simulation Solves Mystery of How Liquid-Crystal Thin Films Disintegrate

By  •  10 years ago  •  Science

The work of ORNL postdoctoral fellow Trung Nguyen appeared as the cover story in the March 21, 2014, print edition of Nanoscale, a high-impact journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. It was also published online.

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Remembering OLCF Group Leader

By  •  10 years ago  •  People

Ricky Kendall, former Group Leader for Scientific Computing and NCCS Chief Computational Scientist, passed away on Tuesday, 18 March 2014. He was 53 years old.
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Titan Project Explores the Smallest Building Blocks of Matter

By  •  10 years ago  •  Science

A team from Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in Virginia is working to deepen our understanding of quarks, enlisting the help of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan supercomputer.
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Seeing Is Believing
10 years ago

Seeing Is Believing

By  •  10 years ago  •  Technology

When the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility upgraded its Jaguar supercomputer to the Cray XK7 CPU/GPU hybrid system known as Titan, the center knew that upgrades to its data analysis and visualization resources were necessary to complement Titan’s more than 20 petaflops of computing power.
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OLCF Industry User Named Person to Watch in High-Performance Computing for 2014
10 years ago

OLCF Industry User Named Person to Watch in High-Performance Computing for 2014

By  •  10 years ago  •  People

Titan user Masako Yamada of GE Global Research has been named one of HPCwire’s People to Watch 2014.
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Titan Delivered in 2013

By  •  10 years ago  •  Technology

By adding a graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerator to the 16-core central processing unit (CPU) on each node, the OLCF substantially increased Titan’s computing capability, enabling INCITE researchers to reach unprecedented science achievements.

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Collaboration Results in Better Parallel File System Tools

By  •  10 years ago  •  Technology

DCP has helped OLCF staff move 350 terabytes of data so far on behalf of some users, while other users have independently used dcp to copy much more.
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The Bleeding ‘Edge’ of Fusion Research

By  •  10 years ago  •  Science

Titan allows advanced scientific applications to reach unprecedented speeds, enabling scientific breakthroughs faster than ever with only a marginal increase in power consumption.
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OLCF groups work together to evaluate faster data transfer methods

By  •  10 years ago  •  Technology

At the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), users on the world’s most powerful supercomputer for open science, Titan, are routinely producing tens or hundreds of terabytes of data, and many predict their needs will multiply significantly in the next 5 years.
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Photo of the Week: Cold as Ice — Using Titan to Build More Efficient Wind Turbines
11 years ago

Photo of the Week: Cold as Ice — Using Titan to Build More Efficient Wind Turbines

By  •  11 years ago  •  Industry

Scientists at GE Global Research use Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan, the world’s most powerful supercomputer, to simulate hundreds of water droplets as they freeze, with each droplet containing one million molecules.
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Boosting Bioenergy

By  •  11 years ago  •  Science

A team led by ORNL’s Jeremy Smith, the director of ORNL’s Center for Molecular Biophysics and a Governor’s Chair at the University of Tennessee, has uncovered information that could help others harvest energy from plant mass.
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Out with the Old, in with the New

By  •  11 years ago  •  Technology

The OLCF has introduced the next generation of data management with Atlas, a new center-wide file system that delivers increased capacity, greater performance, and a new directory structure for OLCF computational users.
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The Need for Speed
11 years ago

The Need for Speed

By  •  11 years ago  •  Technology

With its hybrid architecture featuring traditional CPUs alongside GPUs, Titan represents a revolutionary paradigm in high-performance computing’s quest to reach the exascale with only marginal increases in power consumption for the world’s leading systems.
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