Supercomputing and Computation



Latest News Releases

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Oak Ridge to acquire next generation supercomputer
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 14, 2014—The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has signed a contract with IBM to bring a next-generation supercomputer to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Supercomputers help ORNL researchers identify key molecular switch that controls cell behavior
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2013— If scientists can control cellular functions such as movement and development, they can cripple cells and pathogens that are causing disease in the body.

INCITE grants awarded to 59 computational research projects
— OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2013—The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 59 projects, promising to accelerate scientific discovery and innovation, that will share nearly 6 billion core hours on two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science.


Latest Media Mentions

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U.S. to build two new world-class supercomputers
— The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today two major efforts to push supercomputing power well beyond where it is today. DOE will spend $325 million on two extreme-scale computers to be built at national labs in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Livermore, California.

Chinese supercomputer stays No. 1, Titan at ORNL still No. 2
— For the fourth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world’s number one system. Meanwhile, Titan at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which was the top supercomputer in November 2012, remains number two.

Joint effort nabs next wave of US supercomputers
— Once locked in an arms race with each other for the fastest supercomputers, US national laboratories are now banding together to buy their next-generation machines.


Honors and Awards

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2012 Director's Science Delivery Award
— CSMD Researcher Forrest Hoffman, along with ORNL researchers, is on the team that received the United States Department of Agriculture's 2012 Director's Science Delivery Award for their work on the USDA's project ForWarn.


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