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Washington, D.C., Symposium to Highlight Science Enabled by Hybrid Supercomputing

By  •  12 years ago  •  People

Transformational work in combustion, nuclear energy, seismology and more to be discussed

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 15, 2012—Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which operates the premier leadership computing facility for …
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ORNL Completes First Phase of Titan Supercomputer Transition

By  •  12 years ago  •  Technology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jaguar supercomputer has completed the first phase of an upgrade that will keep it among the most powerful scientific computing systems in the world.
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Chu Visits ORNL

By  •  12 years ago  •  People

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently made a quick visit to ORNL, where he got a briefing on advanced computer simulations of nuclear energy and even took a turn experiencing the 3D environment of a virtual reactor’s nuclear core.
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Workshop Prepares HPC Users for Titan

By  •  12 years ago  •  People

ORNL is upgrading its Jaguar supercomputer to become Titan, a Cray XK6 that will be capable of 10 to 20 petaflops by early 2013. To prepare users for impending changes to the computer’s architecture, OLCF staff held a series of workshops January 23 through 27.
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Climate Scientists Compute in Concert

By  •  12 years ago  •  Science

Researchers at ORNL are sharing computational resources and expertise to improve the detail and performance of a scientific application code that is the product of one of the world’s largest collaborations of climate researchers.
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Women in Physics Attendees Tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory

By  •  12 years ago  •  People

Hai Ah Nam, a computational scientist a the OLCF, and Channa Palmer, ORNL university recruiter, led the SCUWP group through tours of ORNL’s historic Graphite Reactor, Spallation Neutron Source, OLCF, and the Everest Powerwall, a 30-foot screen for scientific visualizations.
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Lustre File System Named A Top Trend

By  •  12 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  •  12 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  •  12 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  •  12 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  •  12 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  •  12 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  •  12 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  •  12 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  •  12 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  •  12 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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