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Cray User Group Meeting Takes on Next-Generation Computing Challenges

By  •  6 years ago  •  People

The annual Cray User Group meeting, held Apr.29–May 3 in Stuttgart, Germany, convened for computational researchers to share their expertise and findings with one another, all in hopes of bringing next-generation supercomputers online. ORNL researchers helped take the lead.
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Washington Symposium Highlighted Science Enabled by Hybrid Supercomputing

By  •  6 years ago  •  Technology

ORNL, which operates the premier leadership computing facility for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, gathered experts in science, engineering, and computing from around the world to discuss research advances that are now possible with extreme-scale hybrid supercomputers.
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Accelerators Workshop Informs Attendees about Innovative Hardware and Methods

By  •  7 years ago  •  Technology

ORNL and the University of Tennessee’s Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) hosted a workshop, Electronic Structure Calculation Methods on Accelerators, at ORNL February 5-8 to bring together researchers, computational scientists, and industry developers.
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Major GPU Conference Just Around the Corner

By  •  7 years ago  •  Technology

OLCF users are invited to attend the upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC) May 14-17 in San Jose, California.
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ORNL Completes First Phase of Titan Supercomputer Transition

By  •  7 years ago  •  Technology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jaguar supercomputer has completed the first phase of an upgrade that will keep it among the most powerful scientific computing systems in the world.
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Chu Visits ORNL

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently made a quick visit to ORNL, where he got a briefing on advanced computer simulations of nuclear energy and even took a turn experiencing the 3D environment of a virtual reactor’s nuclear core.
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Workshop Prepares HPC Users for Titan

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

ORNL is upgrading its Jaguar supercomputer to become Titan, a Cray XK6 that will be capable of 10 to 20 petaflops by early 2013. To prepare users for impending changes to the computer’s architecture, OLCF staff held a series of workshops January 23 through 27.
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Computer Scientists Collect Computing Tools for Next-Generation Machines

By  •  7 years ago  •  Technology

With Titan’s arrival, fundamental changes to computer architectures will challenge researchers from every scientific discipline. Members of the OLCF’s Application Performance Tools (APT) group understand the challenge. Their goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible.
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Application Tools Critical as Programs Move Toward Exascale Computing

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

In this interview Rich Graham, group lead for the OLCF’s Application Performance Tools Group, discusses the challenges presented by new hybrid computer architectures such as Titan’s.
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Hack and Bland Describe Jaguar’s Transformation into Titan for HPCwire Podcast

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

HPCwire interviewed Buddy Bland (OLCF) and Jim Hack (NCCS) about Titan and GPUs.
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Awards Contract to Cray for ‘Titan’ Supercomputer

By  •  7 years ago  •  Technology

GPU-accelerated system of at least 10 petaflops to provide exceptional scientific computing

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has awarded a contract to Cray Inc. to increase the …
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