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DOE SciDAC: $30M Awarded to 5 National Labs for Research on High Energy Physics through Advanced Computing

Sept. 21, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $30 million in funding for five projects in computation and simulation techniques and tools to understand the universe via collaborations that enable effective use of DOE high-performance computers. The Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) partnership in high energy physics brings together applied mathematicians and […]

LLNL, Oak Ridge Among Winners of $15M in DOE Funds for Extreme-Scale Scientific Computing

Sept. 19, 2022 — The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $15 million in funding for basic research to explore potentially high-impact approaches in scientific computing and extreme-scale science. DOE said the projects will address disruptive technology changes from emerging trends in high-end computing, massive datasets, artificial intelligence, and increasingly heterogeneous architectures such as neuromorphic […]

Frontier Exascale Unveiling: ‘Breathtaking…, a Huge Leap Forward for Science, for Our Country”

It was a day of high pride at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a day to stop and take stock of the successful completion of a project based on an idea – exascale computing – that was begun more than 20 years ago. We’re talking about the official unveiling of Frontier, the country’s and the world’s […]

ORNL/Purdue Team Wins CT Imaging Competition

Aug. 16, 2022 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced that a multidisciplinary team of researchers from ORNL and Purdue University won the Truth CT Reconstruction Grand Challenge, which was organized by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). The team’s win was announced at the 2022 AAPM Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, in […]

Travis Humble Named Director of Quantum Science Center at ORNL

Travis Humble has been named director of the Quantum Science Center headquartered at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The QSC is a multi-institutional partnership spanning industry, academia and government institutions and is tasked with investigating the potential of quantum materials, sensors and algorithms. Humble was named deputy director in 2020, when DOE […]

Exascale: ECP’s QMCPACK Project for Predicting and Controlling Materials

In this episode of the Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, produced by  DOE’s Exascale Computing Project, the topic is an ECP subproject called QMCPACK, which aims to find, predict, and control materials from first principles with predictive accuracy. This episode offers a conversation with QMCPACK’s principle investigator, Paul Kent, a distinguished R&D staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The discussion

ORNL’s Rafael Ferreira da Silva Elevated to IEEE Senior Member

Oak Ridge, TN — Rafael Ferreira da Silva, a senior research scientist in the Data Lifecycle and Scalable Workflows group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been elevated to the grade of senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Senior members must have at least 10 years of professional […]

ORNL Director Zacharia to Retire

Dr. Thomas Zacharia announced his retiremnt as director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the end of 2022, the culmination of a 35-year career at the science and energy laboratory. The news follows another significant upper management change at the lab last month — the retirement of  Dr. Jeff A. Nichols as associate laboratory director […]

@HPCpodcast: On the Scene at ISC 2022 – HPE, AMD Make TOP500 News; Intel Makes News of Its Own

ISC 2022 in Hamburg was notable for a number of reasons – it was not only the first in-person ISC since 2019, it also provided a plethora of major news. This included big changes at the top of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, and the Frontier HPC system at Oak Ridge National Lab surpassing of the exascale milestone. While AMD, whose chips power Frontier, and HPE, which built Frontier, were the conference’s spotlight vendors, Intel also made some impressive product announcements, as analyzed in this discussion by Shahin Khan. You can find our podcasts at insideHPC’s @HPCpodcast page, on Twitter and at the OrionX.net blog. Here’s the RSS feed.

Exascale Computing Project’s Doug Kothe to Be Named Oak Ridge Associate Lab Director

Last month, we reported on management changes at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP), including the upcoming retirement of Jeff Nichols, associate director of the lab with oversight over the National Center for Computational Sciences, the site of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). Now we’ve learned […]