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September 30, 2021

Pioneering Frontier: Meeting Industry at Scale

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 for delivery in 2021, with full user operations in 2022. When the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) next supercomputer,…
February 26, 2021

Arthur “Buddy” Bland, World-Leading Supercomputing Project Director, Retires after 40 Years Dedicated to HPC

“No risk, no reward.” It’s a familiar sentiment in business and entrepreneurial ventures. Risk drives innovation and propels organizations to new heights. It’s certainly familiar to Arthur “Buddy” Bland, former project director at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) who retired this month after 40 years of faithful service…
June 25, 2018

ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer Named World’s Fastest

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.  – The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is once again officially home to the fastest supercomputer in the world, according to the TOP500 List, a semiannual ranking of the world’s fastest computing systems. The recently launched Summit supercomputer was announced as No. 1 today…
February 8, 2013

Lessons from the Past

A team of researchers ran transient, or continuous, simulations on an ORNL supercomputer over three years to create the first physics-based test of hemispheric deglaciation, work that was recently featured in Nature.
July 26, 2012

Oxygen-23 Loses Its Halo

A research team from ORNL, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Oslo in Norway recently performed intense calculations of the oxygen-23 nucleus using ORNL’s Jaguar supercomputer.