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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 […]

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: Oak Ridge Assoc. Director Dr. Jeff Nichols on Frontier, on History-making HPC – and on His Retirement

In this episode of the @HPCpodcast, join us for a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Frontier exascale supercomputer, how it was built in the middle of a pandemic and how it’s being prepared for full user-readiness. Frontier is a $600 million, 30 MW system comprised of 50-60 million parts in more than 100 cabinets, deployed at the Oak Ridge….

ORNL and UChicago Launch Workflows Community Platform

A volunteer team of researchers led by Rafael Ferreira da Silva of the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Kyle Chard of the University of Chicago (UChicago) has launched the Workflows Community Initiative (WCI), a platform that aims to provide a centralized source for resources, training, workshops, job opportunities, and news […]

Smithsonian Exhibit Recognizing Women in STEM, Honors ORNL’s Amy Elliott

March 8, 2022 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Amy Elliott was among women in STEM featured with a life-sized statue in a new exhibit, IfThenSheCan, at the Smithsonian to commemorate Women’s History Month. Credit: Amy Elliott Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist Amy Elliott is one of 120 women featured in a new exhibit, IfThenSheCan, at the […]

ORNL’s Philip Roth Named SC24 General Chair

Philip Roth, a group leader in the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named the general chair of SC24. Roth will be responsible for setting the overall vision for SC24 and work with the sponsoring societies (IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Consortium on […]