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The Road to Exascale
1 year ago

The Road to Exascale

By  •  1 year 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
1 year ago

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

By  •  1 year 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
1 year ago

Exascale Day 2021

By  •  1 year 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
1 year ago

Pioneering Frontier: Packaging a User-Friendly Supercomputer Environment

By  •  1 year 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
2 years ago

Benchmarking Mixed-Precision Performance

By  •  2 years 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  •  2 years 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
2 years ago

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

By  •  2 years 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
2 years ago

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

By  •  2 years 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  •  2 years 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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Virtual Workshop on HPCToolkit Profiler Gives Computational Codes a Boost
2 years ago

Virtual Workshop on HPCToolkit Profiler Gives Computational Codes a Boost

By  •  2 years ago  •  People

When users of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) supercomputers want to improve their scientific codes, they employ tools called profilers that determine which pieces of their codes are lacking …
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Pioneering Frontier: Staying on Track
2 years ago

Pioneering Frontier: Staying on Track

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 is scheduled …
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ORNL Celebrates First National Exascale Day on October 18
3 years ago

ORNL Celebrates First National Exascale Day on October 18

By  •  3 years ago  •  Featured, Science

On October 18, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will celebrate the first-ever National Exascale Day.

The holiday—an initiative of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) …
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ORNL Staff Highlight OpenACC’s Role in HPC at Annual Meeting
3 years ago

ORNL Staff Highlight OpenACC’s Role in HPC at Annual Meeting

By  •  3 years ago  •  Events

OpenMP and OpenACC are widely used directive-based application program interfaces (APIs) that allow computer scientists and engineers to program applications on shared memory and accelerator architectures on high-performance computing (HPC) …
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CAAR Partnerships for Frontier Announced
3 years ago

CAAR Partnerships for Frontier Announced

By  •  3 years ago  •  Featured, Science

In preparation for the Frontier supercomputer, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has selected eight research projects to participate in its Center for Accelerated …
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On the Verge of Exascale, the World’s Fastest Petascale System Points the Way
4 years ago

On the Verge of Exascale, the World’s Fastest Petascale System Points the Way

By  •  4 years ago  •  Featured, Technology

On May 7, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Frontier exascale supercomputer is slated for delivery in 2021 at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). While researchers who …
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No Scaling Back: DOE, Cray, AMD to Bring Exascale to ORNL
4 years ago

No Scaling Back: DOE, Cray, AMD to Bring Exascale to ORNL

By  •  4 years ago  •  Featured, Science

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 7, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced a contract with Cray Inc. to build the Frontier supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which …
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