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Pioneering Frontier: Navigating a New Era
4 weeks ago

Pioneering Frontier: Navigating a New Era

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented ORNL employees behind the construction and operation of the OLCF’s exascale supercomputer, Frontier. The HPE Cray system will be available …
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Frontier Supercomputer Debuts as World’s Fastest, Breaking Exascale Barrier
1 month ago

Frontier Supercomputer Debuts as World’s Fastest, Breaking Exascale Barrier

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science

The Frontier supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory earned the top ranking today as the world’s fastest on the 59th TOP500 list, with 1.1 …
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Forging Ahead with Frontier: Ready to Crush Science
3 months ago

Forging Ahead with Frontier: Ready to Crush Science

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Computational users at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) are running scientific codes on Frontier’s architecture in the form of a powerful test system at the OLCF called Crusher.


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Pioneering Frontier: Standing Up Exascale
5 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Standing Up Exascale

By  •  5 months ago  •  Featured, People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented ORNL employees behind the construction and operation of the OLCF’s incoming exascale supercomputer, Frontier. The HPE Cray system was delivered …
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Podcast: ORNL’s Justin Whitt on Deploying the Nation’s First Exascale Supercomputer
8 months ago

Podcast: ORNL’s Justin Whitt on Deploying the Nation’s First Exascale Supercomputer

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

The Let’s Talk Exascale Podcast kicked off a series on Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputer. In the first episode, Justin Whitt, program director of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing …
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Podcast: Designing the Electrical Infrastructure for a Supercomputer with Unprecedented Power Demands
8 months ago

Podcast: Designing the Electrical Infrastructure for a Supercomputer with Unprecedented Power Demands

By  •  8 months ago  •  Technology

This is the third podcast episode in a series on Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputer. The guest is Rick Griffin, a veteran electrical engineer who has helped install more …
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Podcast: Guiding the Design and Construction of the Mechanical Systems
8 months ago

Podcast: Guiding the Design and Construction of the Mechanical Systems

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Technology

The Exascale Computing Project’s Let’s Talk Exascale Podcast kicked off a series on Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputer. In the second episode, David Grant, the high-performance computing lead engineer …
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The Road to Exascale
8 months ago

The Road to Exascale

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, OLCF History, Technology

Solving the world’s biggest challenges requires the most sophisticated scientific tools, including fast and powerful supercomputers. That’s why the US Department of Energy (DOE) devotes so many resources to designing …
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Exascale Computing’s Four Biggest Challenges and How They Were Overcome
8 months ago

Exascale Computing’s Four Biggest Challenges and How They Were Overcome

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

In 2008, the Exascale Study Group (ESG) issued a report, Technology Challenges in Achieving Exascale Systems, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It concluded that exascale supercomputers faced …
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Exascale Day 2021
8 months ago

Exascale Day 2021

By  •  8 months ago  •  Featured

On October 18, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is celebrating the third National Exascale Day.

The holiday was created in 2019 as an initiative of …
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Pioneering Frontier: Packaging a User-Friendly Supercomputer Environment
9 months ago

Pioneering Frontier: Packaging a User-Friendly Supercomputer Environment

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, People

The “Pioneering Frontier” series features stories profiling the many talented Oak Ridge National Laboratory employees behind the construction and operation of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s incoming exascale supercomputer, …
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Benchmarking Mixed-Precision Performance
1 year ago

Benchmarking Mixed-Precision Performance

By  •  1 year ago  •  Technology

Today at ISC High Performance 2021, a European virtual conference for high-performance computing (HPC), the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Summit was ranked as the world’s second-fastest supercomputer in …
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ATS Seminar Series: Peter Dueben

ATS Seminar Series: Peter Dueben

By  •  1 year ago  • 

The Advanced Technologies Section (ATS) of the National Center for Computational Sciences at ORNL is a world leader in developing and deploying scientific and technical solutions for leadership-class computing environments. …
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Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories Award Codeplay Software to Further Strengthen SYCL™ Support
1 year ago

Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories Award Codeplay Software to Further Strengthen SYCL™ Support

By  •  1 year ago  •  Technology

LEMONT, IL, and OAK RIDGE, TN, and EDINBURGH, UK, June 17, 2021 –

Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has awarded Codeplay a contract implementing …
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Spock and HIP Seminars Look Forward to Supercomputing’s Near Future
1 year ago

Spock and HIP Seminars Look Forward to Supercomputing’s Near Future

By  •  1 year ago  •  Events, Technology

As the world of high-performance computing (HPC) marches ever closer to entering the exascale era of supercomputers exceeding a billion billion, or 1018, floating point operations per second, anticipation among …
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ATS Seminar Series: Al Geist

ATS Seminar Series: Al Geist

By  •  1 year ago  • 

The Advanced Technologies Section (ATS) of the National Center for Computational Sciences at ORNL is a world leader in developing and deploying scientific and technical solutions for leadership-class computing environments. …
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