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Exascale

Solving the protein puzzle
2 years ago

Solving the protein puzzle

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

A simple scoop of soil or water can hold an entire ecosystem–potentially millions or more microscopic organisms and the countless proteins they rely on to survive.

Computations performed at the …
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WarpX Named Gordon Bell Prize Finalist
2 years ago

WarpX Named Gordon Bell Prize Finalist

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

The development of plasma-based particle accelerators—experimental technology that promises several advantages over conventional accelerators—may soon be accelerated itself by a new, advanced simulation code: WarpX.

Produced primarily by a team …
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Fast-tracking medical discovery
2 years ago

Fast-tracking medical discovery

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

The world’s fastest supercomputer could help discover the next great cure hiding in plain sight.

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used Frontier, the world’s …
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Exascale Day 2022
2 years ago

Exascale Day 2022

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

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

The holiday was created in 2019 as an initiative …
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Pioneering Frontier: Bringing the Science
2 years ago

Pioneering Frontier: Bringing the Science

By  •  2 years 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 …
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OLCF researchers win R&D 100 award
2 years ago

OLCF researchers win R&D 100 award

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Industry, People

A team that includes researchers from the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility recently received an R&D 100 Award for their work on Flash-X, a multiphysics simulation software package with applications …
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ORNL Celebrates Launch of Frontier – the World’s Fastest Supercomputer
2 years ago

ORNL Celebrates Launch of Frontier – the World’s Fastest Supercomputer

By  •  2 years ago  •  Events, Featured

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory celebrated the debut of Frontier, the world’s fastest supercomputer and the dawn of the exascale computing era.

Deputy Secretary of Energy …
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Pioneering Frontier: Navigating a New Era
2 years ago

Pioneering Frontier: Navigating a New Era

By  •  2 years 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
2 years ago

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

By  •  2 years 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
2 years ago

Forging Ahead with Frontier: Ready to Crush Science

By  •  2 years 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
2 years ago

Pioneering Frontier: Standing Up Exascale

By  •  2 years 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
3 years ago

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

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

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

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

Podcast: Guiding the Design and Construction of the Mechanical Systems

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

The Road to Exascale

By  •  3 years 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
3 years ago

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

By  •  3 years 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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