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LLNL’s Lori Diachin Named Director of Exascale Computing Project

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Lori Diachin will take over as director of the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project on June 1, “guiding the successful, multi-institutional high-performance computing effort through its final stages,” ECP said in its announcement. Diachin, who is currently the principal deputy associate director for LLNL’s Computing Directorate, has served as ECP’s […]

Kelly Chipps Named to Federal Nuclear Science Advisory Committee

May 15, 2023 — Kelly Chipps, a nuclear astrophysicist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been appointed to the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, or NSAC. The committee provides official advice to DOE and the National Science Foundation, or NSF, about issues relating to the national program for basic nuclear science research. “I am honored and humbled to have […]

ORNL’s Xiao-Ying Yu Takes on 3 Editorial Roles

April 27, 2023, Oak Ridge, TN — Xiao-Ying Yu, a distinguished scientist in the Materials Science and Technology Division of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has recently been chosen for several editorial roles. She was appointed to a three-year term on the editorial board of Results in Engineering, an open-access Elsevier journal, and […]

Oak Ridge Lab Study Seeks to Define Quantum Compression

April 19, 2023 — A study led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers identifies a new potential application in quantum computing that could be part of the next computational revolution, according to the lab. The study surveys techniques for compressing data generated by sensors in edge computing — which processes data at or near sensors — and compares classical techniques with […]

NOAA, ORNL Launch 10 PFLOPS HPE Cray HPC System for Climate Research

April 12, 2023 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is launching a supercomputer dedicated to climate science research. The system is the fifth supercomputer to be installed and run by the National Climate-Computing Research Center at ORNL. The NCRC was established in 2009 as part of a […]

ORNL’s Xiao Wang Named IEEE Senior Member

April 12, 2023 — Xiao Wang, a research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s largest organization for technical professionals. Wang works in the lab’s Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate’s Advanced Computing for Health Sciences Section. Senior membership, the IEEE’s highest grade, […]

Oak Ridge Lab Names Michael Parks Director of Computer Science and Mathematics Division

Oak Ridge, TN — The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has named Michael Parks director of the Computer Science and Mathematics Division within ORNL’s Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate. His hiring became effective March 13. Parks’ responsibilities include directing a team of accomplished scientists in basic and applied research in advanced computing systems, data and artificial […]

Sutharshan Named ORNL Deputy for Operations

March 13, 2023 — Oak Ridge, TN — Balendra Sutharshan has been named chief operating officer for Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He will begin serving as ORNL’s deputy for operations and as executive vice president, operations, for UT-Battelle LLC effective April 1. He will succeed Alan Icenhour, who is retiring this spring after serving in […]

Oak Ridge Lab Names Jeff Smith Interim Director, Hires Search Firm

While Oak Ridge National Laboratory continues its search for a successor to outgoing lab Director Thomas Zacharia, the lab has named as its interim director Jeff Smith, who served for 21 years as ORNL’s Deputy for Operations before retiring last April. Zacharia announced his retirement in July after more than five years as director. UT-Battelle, […]

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 […]