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News and Highlights from the OLCF

Lustre File System Named A Top Trend

By  •  10 years ago  •  Technology

Community development of the Lustre file system was named one of HPCwire.com’s most important trends in 2011. This came as no surprise to the computational science community at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
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Computer Scientists Collect Computing Tools for Next-Generation Machines

By  •  10 years ago  •  Technology

With Titan’s arrival, fundamental changes to computer architectures will challenge researchers from every scientific discipline. Members of the OLCF’s Application Performance Tools (APT) group understand the challenge. Their goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible.
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When Worlds Collide

By  •  10 years ago  •  Science

Homa Karimabadi’s team, in close collaboration with William Daughton at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is currently using the OLCF’s Jaguar supercomputer to better understand the processes giving rise to space weather.
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Materials Modeling Shows Big Future for Boron Nitride Nanoribbons

By  •  11 years ago  •  Science

ORNL researchers are using Jaguar to simulate new desirable properties of graphene substrate.
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Condensed Matter Theorist Discusses Link Between Superconductors

By  •  11 years ago  •  People

In this conversation with Douglas Scalapino, a research professor of physics at the University of California Santa Barbara, he describes his work with two of ORNLs premier user facilities, the SNS and OLCF.
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Oak Ridge Computing Facility Donates Eugene System to Argonne

By  •  11 years ago  •  Technology

The OLCF cleared some room for next-generation machines on Tuesday, December 13, and simultaneously helped a partner.

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Application Tools Critical as Programs Move Toward Exascale Computing

By  •  11 years ago  •  People

In this interview Rich Graham, group lead for the OLCF’s Application Performance Tools Group, discusses the challenges presented by new hybrid computer architectures such as Titan’s.
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ORNL Maintains Major Presence at Annual Supercomputing Conference

By  •  11 years ago  •  Technology

ORNL was once again a major player at high-performance computing’s (HPC’s) premier conference, SC11, which took place in Seattle, WA from November 12-18.
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Big Business and Big Science Partner in Computing to Speed Products to Market

By  •  11 years ago  •  People

Jack Wells speaks at GE Technology Summit about government–industry collaborations

Jack Wells, director of science for the National Center for Computational Sciences, participated in the General Electric (GE) Technology Summit …
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When a Magnet Isn’t a Magnet

By  •  11 years ago  •  Science

Using an application that took the 2009 Gordon Bell Prize as the world’s most advanced scientific computing application, a team led by ORNL’s Markus Eisenbach has been simulating the magnetic properties of promising materials, focusing in particular on the magnetocaloric effect. Its work is detailed in three recent papers in the Journal of Applied Physics.
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OpenSFS Continues Support for Lustre File System at the OLCF

By  •  11 years ago  •  Technology

The future looks bright for the Lustre parallel file system. In August, OpenSFS and software developer Whamcloud agreed on key improvements to the open-source software system, resulting in a $2.1 million, multi-year contract.
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Video: Titan Overview
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Video: Titan Overview

By  •  11 years ago  •  Technology

 

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has awarded a contract to Cray Inc. to increase the Jaguar supercomputer’s science impact and energy efficiency. The upgrade, which will …
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ORNL, Juniper Networks, and Myricom Demonstrate 100 Gigabit Ethernet at SC11

By  •  11 years ago  •  Technology

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Myricom, and Juniper Networks are demonstrating “wide-area” 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GbE) between the ORNL and Juniper Networks booths at SC11, the premier international conference on high performance computing. ORNL operates the DOE Office of Science-supported Jaguar supercomputer, America’s fastest open-research system.
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Nanoelectric Simulation Team Finalists for Gordon Bell Prize

By  •  11 years ago  •  People

Researchers from Purdue University, the University of Alabama–Huntsville, and Switzerland’s ETH Zurich are finalists for this year’s coveted ACM Gordon Bell Prize, thanks to a nanoscale simulation of electronic devices performed on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jaguar supercomputer.
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‘Colony’ Software Speeds up High-Performance Computing Processes

By  •  11 years ago  •  Technology

Supercomputing efficiency shows nearly three-fold increase with new scheduling technique
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Researchers Show How Proteins Help DNA Replicate Past a Damaged Site

By  •  11 years ago  •  Science

Computation and experiment reveal how protein switching provides right tool for the job
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