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

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

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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ALCC Program Announces 2021–2022 OLCF Research Grants
2 years ago

ALCC Program Announces 2021–2022 OLCF Research Grants

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) is tasked with leading the world in supercomputing, high-end computational science, and advanced networking for science. One …
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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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GE Spins up Supercomputer Models to Zero in on Energy Loss in Turbines
2 years ago

GE Spins up Supercomputer Models to Zero in on Energy Loss in Turbines

By  •  2 years ago  •  Events, Featured, Industry

High-pressure turbines are complex pieces of engineering and vital components of gas turbines used to propel jet engines. The more efficient these jet engines are, the better the outcomes for …
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Physicists Crack the Code to Signature Superconductor Kink Using Supercomputing
2 years ago

Physicists Crack the Code to Signature Superconductor Kink Using Supercomputing

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

Scientists have long been trying to understand the behavior of superconductors, materials that have zero electrical resistance when they reach sufficiently low temperatures. Superconductors might be useful for technologies such …
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Scientists Tap Supercomputing to Study Exotic Matter in Stars
2 years ago

Scientists Tap Supercomputing to Study Exotic Matter in Stars

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

At the heart of some of the smallest and densest stars in the universe lies nuclear matter that might exist in never-before-observed exotic phases. Neutron stars, which form when the …
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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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ORNL Licenses Revolutionary AI System to General Motors for Automotive Use
2 years ago

ORNL Licenses Revolutionary AI System to General Motors for Automotive Use

By  •  2 years ago  •  Industry

The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed its award-winning artificial intelligence software system, the Multinode Evolutionary Neural Networks for Deep Learning, to General Motors for use …
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Computer Simulations Shed Light on Nanomaterial Structures
2 years ago

Computer Simulations Shed Light on Nanomaterial Structures

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

2D nanomaterials, with a thickness of a single layer of atoms, have unique electrical and optical properties that make them good candidates for use in electronics and optical sensors. An …
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Arthur “Buddy” Bland, World-Leading Supercomputing Project Director, Retires after 40 Years Dedicated to HPC
2 years ago

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

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, People

“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 …
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OLCF’s Buddy Bland Earns DOE Secretary of Energy Exceptional Service Award
2 years ago

OLCF’s Buddy Bland Earns DOE Secretary of Energy Exceptional Service Award

By  •  2 years ago  •  People

Arthur “Buddy” Bland of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) was presented the Secretary’s Exceptional Service Award in December for 40 years of exceptional service to the US Department …
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Scientists Use Supercomputers to Study Reliable Fusion Reactor Design, Operation
2 years ago

Scientists Use Supercomputers to Study Reliable Fusion Reactor Design, Operation

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

Nuclear fusion, the same kind of energy that fuels stars, could one day power our world with abundant, safe, and carbon-free energy. Aided by supercomputers Summit at the US Department …
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Supercomputers Aid Scientists Studying the Smallest Particles in the Universe
2 years ago

Supercomputers Aid Scientists Studying the Smallest Particles in the Universe

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

Since the 1930s, scientists have been using particle accelerators to gain insights into the structure of matter and the laws of physics that govern our world. Today, these accelerators are …
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A New Approach for Bigger and Better Earthquake Modeling
2 years ago

A New Approach for Bigger and Better Earthquake Modeling

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

This story was originally written by Aaron Dubrow at the Texas Advanced Computer Center and adapted by Rachel McDowell for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.

A randomly selected …
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Rethinking GPU Hackathons for a Pandemic and Beyond
2 years ago

Rethinking GPU Hackathons for a Pandemic and Beyond

By  •  2 years ago  •  Events, Technology

This is a joint story by OLCF writers Coury Turczyn and Rachel McDowell.

When University of Michigan (UM) professor of aerospace engineering Venkat Raman and his team of graduate students …
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University of Delaware Team Tightens up Code for Exascale Computing on Frontier
2 years ago

University of Delaware Team Tightens up Code for Exascale Computing on Frontier

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

This article was originally written by Tracey Bryant, Senior Director for Research Communications at the University of Delaware.

What’s it like designing an app for the world’s fastest supercomputer, set to come …
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