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NASA Team Releases Mars Landing Simulation Data to Encourage New Research into Spacecraft Descent Technologies
1 month ago

NASA Team Releases Mars Landing Simulation Data to Encourage New Research into Spacecraft Descent Technologies

By  •  1 month ago  •  Technology

Scientists at NASA aim to one day land giant payloads on Mars, but safely descending passengers, flight crew, and other equipment in an atmosphere much thinner than Earth’s poses a …
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Computational Gene Study Suggests New Pathway for COVID-19 Inflammatory Response
3 months ago

Computational Gene Study Suggests New Pathway for COVID-19 Inflammatory Response

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Analyses of lung fluid cells from COVID-19 patients conducted on the nation’s fastest supercomputer point to gene expression patterns that may explain the runaway symptoms produced by the body’s response …
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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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Network Enhancement Strengthens Ties Between OLCF, ESnet
2 years ago

Network Enhancement Strengthens Ties Between OLCF, ESnet

By  •  2 years ago  •  Technology

If data is the lifeblood of a scientific computing center, a resilient network can be the difference between new discoveries and costly service disruptions.

In November 2018, staff at the …
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New Storage System Boosts Efficiency to Better Preserve OLCF User Data
2 years ago

New Storage System Boosts Efficiency to Better Preserve OLCF User Data

By  •  2 years ago  •  Technology

Tape recorders and videocassette tapes may be considered archaic in the entertainment industry, but magnetic tape storage remains one of the most durable, secure, and cost-effective ways to archive big …
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Summit by the Numbers
2 years ago

Summit by the Numbers

By  •  2 years ago  •  Technology

The US Department of Energy’s Summit supercomputer located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables scientists to simulate complex physical systems and make predictions critical to advancing research and development.

Summit’s …
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OLCF Staff Develops Digital Object Identifier Framework to Facilitate Open Access to Datasets
4 years ago

OLCF Staff Develops Digital Object Identifier Framework to Facilitate Open Access to Datasets

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

Scientists using supercomputing resources at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) often generate large datasets. Although researchers can publish their findings in scientific journals and …
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OLCF Active in New User-Oriented OpenSFS
4 years ago

OLCF Active in New User-Oriented OpenSFS

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

As a longtime Lustre user, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is …
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ORNL–Oracle Collaboration Offers Data Safeguard
4 years ago

ORNL–Oracle Collaboration Offers Data Safeguard

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently partnered with Oracle to test some of the database technology company’s new firmware. Under this collaboration ORNL is using Oracle’s tape drives in …
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OLCF Contributes to ORNL–UT Data Center Boot Camp
4 years ago

OLCF Contributes to ORNL–UT Data Center Boot Camp

By  •  4 years ago  •  People

Oak Ridge National Laboratory hosted a boot camp in conjunction with the University of Tennessee’s Reliability and Maintainability Center within the College of Engineering.
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Delving into the Dark Sky
4 years ago

Delving into the Dark Sky

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

When Mike Warren was a graduate student 20 years ago, computational astrophysicists were conducting simulations of the universe’s structure with a million particles representing large masses of matter like galaxy …
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OLCF Expands Data Analytics Capability with Popular Programming Language
4 years ago

OLCF Expands Data Analytics Capability with Popular Programming Language

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

With big science comes big data. In fact, large-scale simulations that run on leadership-class supercomputers work at such high speeds and resolution that they generate unprecedented amounts of data. The …
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OLCF Updates Lustre Community on New Features at Annual Workshop
4 years ago

OLCF Updates Lustre Community on New Features at Annual Workshop

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

OLCF staff delivered talks and tutorials to Lustre users covering the center’s on-going contributions to the effort to expand the parallel file system’s performance and flexibility.
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OLCF-MDF Data Collaboration Advances 3-D Printing
5 years ago

OLCF-MDF Data Collaboration Advances 3-D Printing

By  •  5 years ago  •  Technology

ORNL’s MDF recently reached out to the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Advanced Data and Workflow Group for assistance with 3-D visualization.
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OLCF Group to Offer Spark On-Demand Data Analysis
5 years ago

OLCF Group to Offer Spark On-Demand Data Analysis

By  •  5 years ago  •  Technology

The OLCF will support a new service, Spark On-Demand, that enables users to instantiate Apache Spark to conduct in situ data analysis on OLCF compute resources.
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OLCF Team Works to Facilitate Data Transfer
5 years ago

OLCF Team Works to Facilitate Data Transfer

By  •  5 years ago  •  Technology

Recently, a cross-departmental team engaged in an ongoing process to make data transfer easier for OLCF users.
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