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ORNL Team Enlists World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Combat the Coronavirus
3 months ago

ORNL Team Enlists World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Combat the Coronavirus

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used the world’s most powerful and smartest supercomputer, the IBM AC922 Summit, to identify 77 small-molecule drug …
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Simulating the Stars at Exascale Requires HIP Solutions
3 months ago

Simulating the Stars at Exascale Requires HIP Solutions

By  •  3 months ago  •  Technology

As GPU architectures have become the standard for scientific computing, application teams have had to retrofit their scientific codes to run on new systems. Even teams with codes that have …
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In the Fight Against Cancer, ORNL and Stony Brook Cancer Center Enlist an Advanced Neural Network
6 months ago

In the Fight Against Cancer, ORNL and Stony Brook Cancer Center Enlist an Advanced Neural Network

By  •  6 months ago  •  Featured, Science

When Joel Saltz—chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and associate director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center at Stony Brook University in New York—visited the US Department of Energy’s …
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Record-Breaking Year for OLCF GPU Hackathons Ends with Annual Knoxville, Tennessee, Event
6 months ago

Record-Breaking Year for OLCF GPU Hackathons Ends with Annual Knoxville, Tennessee, Event

By  •  6 months ago  •  Events

In late October, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) wrapped up its 2019 hackathon series with an event hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, that …
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Tiny Transistor Leads to Big Win for ETH Zurich, 2019 ACM Gordon Bell Prize Winner
7 months ago

Tiny Transistor Leads to Big Win for ETH Zurich, 2019 ACM Gordon Bell Prize Winner

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A team from ETH Zürich has been awarded the 2019 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM’s) Gordon Bell Prize for its work simulating quantum transport—or the transport of electric charge carriers …
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Can a UNICORN Outrun Earthquakes?
7 months ago

Can a UNICORN Outrun Earthquakes?

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Each year, anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands of deaths are attributed to the catastrophic effects of major earthquakes. Apart from ground shaking, earthquake hazards include landslides, …
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A New Parallel Strategy for Tackling Turbulence on Summit
7 months ago

A New Parallel Strategy for Tackling Turbulence on Summit

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Turbulence, the state of disorderly fluid motion, is a scientific puzzle of great complexity. Turbulence permeates many applications in science and engineering, including combustion, pollutant transport, weather forecasting, astrophysics, and …
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Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm
7 months ago

Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Transistors, tiny semiconductor devices that switch electricity on or off, revolutionized the electronics field when they were discovered in 1947. Originally half-inch-high pieces of germanium, transistors today are mainly composed …
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Search for Lightweight Alloying Solutions Earns Team a Gordon Bell Finalist Nomination
7 months ago

Search for Lightweight Alloying Solutions Earns Team a Gordon Bell Finalist Nomination

By  •  7 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Alloys—mixtures of two or more metals—are designed to be stronger, more ductile (pliable), or more durable than pure elements. Steel is one of the most popular alloy materials, but its …
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GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons
9 months ago

GPUs Power GE Code at OLCF Hackathons

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

The ability to simulate turbulent phenomena using high-performance computing (HPC) can provide industry with important insights for efficient engine design. Second only to the ability to perform these critical simulations …
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CAAR Partnerships for Frontier Announced
9 months ago

CAAR Partnerships for Frontier Announced

By  •  9 months 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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No Scaling Back: DOE, Cray, AMD to Bring Exascale to ORNL
1 year ago

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

By  •  1 year 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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CAAR Accepting Application Team Proposals for Frontier System
1 year ago

CAAR Accepting Application Team Proposals for Frontier System

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

As details about the Frontier supercomputer emerge, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is seeking partnerships with select applications teams to develop scientific applications …
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Award Finalists Demonstrate Improved QCD Code for Supercomputing
2 years ago

Award Finalists Demonstrate Improved QCD Code for Supercomputing

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

This article is part of a series covering the finalists for the 2018 Gordon Bell Prize that used the Summit supercomputer. The prize winner will be announced at SC18 in November …
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Summit Speeds Calculations in the Search for Exotic Particles
2 years ago

Summit Speeds Calculations in the Search for Exotic Particles

By  •  2 years ago  •  Technology

In pursuit of numerical predictions for exotic particles, researchers are simulating atom-building quark and gluon particles over 70 times faster on Summit, the world’s most powerful scientific supercomputer, than on …
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OLCF Readies Users for Summit
2 years ago

OLCF Readies Users for Summit

By  •  2 years ago  •  People

Now that the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has launched its IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer, staff members in the OLCF’s User Assistance and Outreach (UAO) Group are planning robust …
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Genomics Code Exceeds Exaops on Summit Supercomputer
2 years ago

Genomics Code Exceeds Exaops on Summit Supercomputer

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Technology

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory broke the exascale barrier, achieving a peak throughput of 1.88 exaops—faster than any previously reported science application—while analyzing genomic …
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GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer
2 years ago

GM Revs up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan Supercomputer

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Most car owners in the United States do not think twice about passing over the diesel pump at the gas station. Instead, diesel fuel mostly powers our shipping trucks, boats, …
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New Discoveries Within ‘SIGHT’
2 years ago

New Discoveries Within ‘SIGHT’

By  •  2 years ago  •  Technology

At the home of America’s most powerful supercomputer, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), researchers often simulate millions or billions of dynamic atoms to study complex problems in science …
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The Shape of Melting in Two Dimensions
3 years ago

The Shape of Melting in Two Dimensions

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Snow falls in winter and melts in spring, but what drives the phase change in between?

Although melting is a familiar phenomenon encountered in everyday life, playing a part …
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Mini Hackathon Offers Shorter Schedule, Introductory Focus
3 years ago

Mini Hackathon Offers Shorter Schedule, Introductory Focus

By  •  3 years ago  •  People

In November, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) hosted its first 3-day mini GPU Hackathon, an extension of the center’s annual 5-day GPU Hackathon, which began in 2014. The …
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OLCF Dives into Deep Learning
4 years ago

OLCF Dives into Deep Learning

By  •  4 years ago  •  Technology

Though they sprout from the same family tree, scientific computing and artificial intelligence (AI) make up their own distinct branches of computing. Recent advances in an offshoot of AI called …
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