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OpenACC Names ORNL’s Jack Wells President, Updates OpenACC API

Jack Wells, director of strategic planning and performance management at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named president of OpenACC, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing scientists’ parallel computing skills. OpenACC also announced updates to Version 3.1 of OpenACC API for writing parallel programs in C, C++, and Fortran, and it announced the 2021 schedule of […]

Quantum Science: ORNL Researchers Talk about Exploring ‘Subatomic Weirdness’

Check out Oak Ridge National Lab’s latest Sounds of Science podcast in which ORNL researchers discuss what they hope to accomplish with quantum computing. As ORNL states in its introduction to this episode: “Quantum mechanics. Does the term alone make your brain hurt a little? If so, you’re not alone. It’s a very complex branch […]

DOE Under Secretary for Science Dabbar’s Exascale Update: Frontier to Be First, Aurora to Be Monitored

As Exascale Day (October 18) approaches, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar has commented on the hottest exascale question of the day: which of the country’s first three systems will be stood up first? In a recent, far-reaching interview with us, Dabbar confirmed what has been expected for more than two months, that the first U.S. exascale system will not, as planned, be the Intel-powered Aurora system at Argonne National Laboratory. It will instead be HPE-Cray’s Frontier, powered by AMD CPUs and GPUs and designated for Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: ORNL Distinguished Scientist Travis Humble on Coupling Classical and Quantum Computing

Oak Ridge National Lab’s Travis Humble has worked at the headwaters of quantum computing research for years. In this interview, he talks about his particular areas of interest, including integration of quantum computing with classical HPC systems.  “We’ve already recognized that we can accelerate solving scientific applications using quantum computers,” he says. “These demonstrations are just early examples of how we expect quantum computers can take us to the most challenging problems for scientific discovery.”

Let’s Talk Exascale Podcast – ECP Leadership Discuss Project Highlights, Challenges, Impact

The U.S. Department of Energy’s  Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is tasked with guiding the U.S. effort to build a “capable exascale ecosystem” by the early to mid-2020s and is part of the Exascale Computing Initiative, a partnership between DOE’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration. In this podcast, members of ECP’s leadership […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Suzy Tichenor on the Need for Industrial HPC Users to Get on the GPU Bandwagon

Suzy Tichenor is a long-time champion of helping companies gain access to the country’s most powerful computers. At the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory – site of Summit, no. 2 in the world, according to the latest Top500 supercomputing ranking – she is director of an industrial partnership program dedicated to that mission. […]

ORNL Offers Virtual Tour of Summit’s Supercomputer Center

Oak Ridge National Lab has released a virtual tour of the facility that houses Summit, the world’s second most power supercomputer. The tour is offered by the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). They’re giving access to Building 5600 on the Oak Ridge campus where resides Summit, […]

Summit Takes Center Stage in GE Wind Power Study

Scientists at GE Research have been authorized by the U.S. Department of Energy to access Oak Ridge National Lab’s (ORNL) Summit supercomputer, the world second most powerful system, to study wind power, projected to provide 20 percent of U.S. energy in the next 10 years. GE engineers – led by GE Research Aerodynamics Engineer Jing […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Rich Brueckner and Mike Bernhardt Talk Exascale and HPC Marketing: How the HPC Community Tells its Story to the World

After more than three decades in supercomputing as a strategic marketing and communications executive, Mike Bernhardt has seen the HPC community evolve through the many phases of its existence. A “Perennial” (see below) at the annual SC industry conference, Bernhardt remains fascinated by the connection between leading-edge computation and scientific discovery. “In many ways, it’s […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Rich Brueckner and ECP’s Doug Kothe Talk Exascale, Containers of the Future and Multiple Machine Coordination

As director of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP), Doug Kothe leads one of the United State’s most important strategic computing efforts, one that promises significant impacts on scientific research and national competitiveness. The position draws upon Kothe’s more than three decades of experience as a physicist and computer scientist at several of the Department of […]