Riverlane and Rigetti Partner with Oak Ridge Lab on HPC-Quantum Integration

Riverlane and Rigetti Computing (Nasdaq: RGTI) today announced their participation in a project led by the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to explore the challenges of integrating a quantum computer with a large-scale, supercomputing centre.  Quantum computers will play an important role in the future of computing as they promise to solve problems […]

@HPCpodcast: The State of Quantum with DOE’s Dr. Travis Humble

In this conversation, Dr. Humble discusses how quantum computing works, how far along toward commercial viability the technology is, how to sort through the various quantum modalities under development, quantum’s relationship with AI, the key….

Gina Tourassi Named Oak Ridge Associate Lab Director for Computing and Computational Sciences

Gina Tourassi has been named associate laboratory director for Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She replaces Shaun Gleason, interim ALD since the departure of Doug Kothe for Sandia National Laboratories last June. Kothe….

HPC News Bytes Podcast 20230807: PCIe over Optical, Quantum at Oak Ridge, Domain-Specific Architectures, Intel Expands Oregon Fabs

Kicking off the week with a fast (4:17) review of the latest HPC news: McKinsey reported on the rise of domain-specific architectures that quantifies the slowdown of Moore’s Law and lists five DSA-boosting trends; Intel’s plans for a massive, billions-dollars-plus expansion of chip fabs in Oregon; PCI-SIG’s new workgroup to deliver PCIe technology over optical connections; Oak Ridge National Lab scientists used a Quantinuum quantum computer to produce “an intriguing scientific result” in solar cell research.

Oak Ridge Scientists Use Quantum Computer for Solar Cell Research

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced that researchers at the lab used the Quantinuum H1-1 quantum computer to not only demonstrated best practices for scientific computing on current quantum systems but also produced what the lab said is an intriguing scientific result. The project was funded by DOE’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Access to […]

Stephen Streiffer Named Director of Oak Ridge Lab

July 27, 2023 — UT-Battelle, LLC, has appointed Stephen K. Streiffer to be the next director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He currently serves as interim director at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and will join ORNL in October. “Stephen is a proven leader with diverse experience and a commitment to mission-driven research and development,” […]

OLCF and Stony Brook: Using HPC Simulations to Learn How Cicada Wings Kill Bacteria

Over the past decade, teams of engineers, chemists and biologists have analyzed the physical and chemical properties of cicada wings, hoping to unlock the secret of their ability to kill microbes on contact. If this function of nature can be replicated by science, it may lead to products with inherently antibacterial surfaces that are more […]

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 […]