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ORNL’S AAIMS Group Scores 2 Awards

Two different studies produced by the Analytics and AI Methods at Scale (AAIMS) group, which resides within the National Center for Computational Sciences at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, won best paper awards at both the Bench’21 and SC21 conferences—all in the same week. On November 16, “Comparative Evaluation of Deep Learning Workloads for […]

Meet OLCF’s Gina Tourassi, Director of National Center for Computational Sciences

Since Gina Tourassi began her career, computer science has come a long way. Tourassi learned programming in the 1980s starting with QBasic. It’s a programming environment that hasn’t been included with Microsoft operating systems for more than 20 years. When she first discovered her love of computational research, computer scientists were programming artificial intelligence (AI) […]

ORNL Study on COVID-19 Earns Gordon Bell Prize Nomination

As the coronavirus pandemic entered its second year, a team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to streamline the search for potential treatments. “The approach we used to search for promising molecules resembles natural selection in fast forward,” said Andrew Blanchard, one of the […]

Let’s Talk Exascale: Guiding the Construction of Frontier’s Mechanical Systems

In this episode of the Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, David Grant, high performance computing engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, talks with the lab’s Scott Gibson about Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputer scheduled to be installed by the end of this year. Grant, who works in ORNL’s Laboratory Modernization Division is responsible for ensuring that supercomputers installed at the lab have the cooling capacity required to operate 24/7.

Oak Ridge Partners with University of Oklahoma

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Oklahoma (OU) recently executed a memorandum of understanding to officially recognize their partnership in pursuing shared research and development goals. ORNL, the nation’s largest multi-program science and technology laboratory, is home to a number of one-of-a-kind facilities, state-of-the-art tools and deep scientific expertise in a range of […]

ColdQuanta’s Research-as-a-Service Begins 1st Project with Oak Ridge

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 18, 2021 — Cold atom quantum technology company ColdQuanta has announced the company has embarked on its first project under its new Quantum Research as a Service (QRaaS) Division to build a custom ion trap system for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The QRaaS division sits alongside the company’s Quantum Computing and Cold […]

A Look Inside the US’s 1st Exascale Supercomputer Facility

Preparing for the nation’s first exascale system, the upcoming HPE Cray EX Frontier “Frontier” system at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been a colossal undertaking. Since the spring of 2020, ORNL staff members have made numerous modifications to the building and room that will house Frontier, a system that will […]

ORNL’s Del-Castillo-Negrete to Receive HENAAC Award

September 24, 2021 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Diego Del-Castillo-Negrete, a distinguished staff member in the Fusion Energy Division, is being honored for his scientific achievements with a Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference, or HENAAC, award given by Great Minds in STEM, a nonprofit organization that focuses on STEM education awareness programs in underserved communities. […]

DOE Funds $17.5M for 3 ORNL-led Quantum Research Projects

September 22, 2021 — Of the $61 million recently announced by the U.S. Department of Energy for quantum information science studies, $17.5 million will fund research at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These projects will help build the foundation for the quantum internet, advance quantum entanglement capabilities — which involve sharing information through paired particles of light […]

ORNL Researchers, Summit HPC Support IPCC Climate Change Report

As part of the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments Arctic project, scientists are gathering and incorporating new data about the Alaskan tundra into global models that predict the future of our planet. Credit: ORNL/U.S. Dept. of Energy Improved data, models and analyses from Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists and many other researchers in the latest global climate […]