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Pioneering Frontier

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PeopleTechnology
March 30, 2023

Forging a File System

Imagine solving the greatest scientific question of the era but having no way to save your answer. No need to fear, thanks to Dustin Leverman and his team. Leverman leads the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s High-Performance Computing Storage and Archive Group at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge…
Bronson Messer, OLCF Director of Science, with the Frontier supercomputer, February 28, 2022.
People
October 17, 2022

Pioneering Frontier: Bringing the Science

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, Frontier. The HPE Cray system was delivered in 2021 and is now being prepared for full user operations.. Answer: This 2003 Jeopardy!…
Man writing on whiteboard
PeopleScience
July 25, 2022

Pioneering Frontier: Automating at Exascale

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 in 2021, with full user operations expected in 2022. Rafael Ferreira da Silva’s job is to make life simple—at least for…
Justin Whitt OLCF
People
May 31, 2022

Pioneering Frontier: Navigating a New Era

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 to users later this year. The world's first exascale supercomputer, Frontier, will soon lead users in the direction of discovery—and…
PeopleScience
April 13, 2022

Pioneering Frontier: Optimizing Materials Models

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 in 2021, with full user operations expected in 2022. With the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) slated to launch…
PeopleScience
March 31, 2022

Pioneering Frontier: Stepping Up CANDLE

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 in 2021, with full user operations expected in 2022. John Gounley is working on codes for the CANcer Distributed Learning…
People
January 25, 2022

Pioneering Frontier: Standing Up Exascale

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 in 2021, with full user operations expected in 2022. Deploying the nation’s first exascale supercomputer is no easy feat. It’s…
People
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,…
Tom Papatheodore
People
August 31, 2021

Pioneering Frontier: Test-Driving with “User Zero”

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 Tom Papatheodore logs on, the discoveries begin. Papatheodore, a…
People
July 21, 2021

Pioneering Frontier: Fine-Tuning “Serial No. 1”

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. The world’s fastest supercomputer comes with some assembly required. Frontier,…
Reuben Budiardja
People
June 11, 2021

Pioneering Frontier: Forging a New Compiler

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. Reuben Budiardja’s thoughts are often among the stars. As a…
OLCF Pioneering Frontier series - Jason Hill, risk manager for the OLCF
People
May 19, 2021

Pioneering Frontier: Planning Against Pitfalls

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. Jason Hill sometimes jokes he knocks on wood for a…
People
May 6, 2021

Pioneering Frontier: Managing Milestones

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. Matt Sieger has the sort of job that would intimidate…
People
April 22, 2021

Pioneering Frontier: Staying on Track

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. Denise Hoomes leads the project controls specialists working on the…
Rick Griffin
People
March 31, 2021

Pioneering Frontier: Keeping the Power On

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. Electrical Engineering Specialist Rick Griffin had just powered up his…
People
February 18, 2021

Pioneering Frontier: Planning Ahead

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. Whenever David Grant wakes up in the middle of the…