At ISC, the Green500 Witnesses a New Frontier in Efficient Computing

June 8, 2022

Back in 2008, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) set an ambitious target: an exascale supercomputer in a 20-megawatt envelope. That targ Read more…

Top US Supercomputer Supports Mental Health Research

April 16, 2022

Over the course of the pandemic, the crucial role of high-performance computing and artificial intelligence in treating disease has become abundantly clear. Even as viral disease sits squarely in supercomputing’s crosshairs, however, mental illness has remained relatively foreign to the computational medicine world. Now, a collaboration between Oak Ridge National... Read more…

Summit Tackles Damaging Gas Turbine Oscillations

April 11, 2022

Natural gas-fired power plants were the largest source of electricity generation in the United States in 2020, constituting about 40 percent of the country’s power supply – and beyond electricity, gas-fired turbines power hospitals, factories and more. Unfortunately, difficult-to-predict oscillations can damage turbines over time. Now, supercomputer-powered... Read more…

Ahead of Frontier’s Deployment This Year, 1.5 Cabinet ‘Crusher’ Serves Science

March 28, 2022

The Frontier supercomputer was installed at Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2021, with the final cabinet rolled into place in October. While shakeout of the full 2-exaflops peak system continues – we have heard off-record about troubles with the fabric technology that connects the massive system – the Frontier project is running with a smaller testbed system of the same core design. Read more…

What’s New in HPC Research: Summit, Sunway, ThetaGPU & More

February 15, 2022

In this regular feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programmin Read more…

Between ‘COVID Cabinets’ and Consortia, Summit Isn’t Done with Pandemic Research

October 1, 2021

Last year, Summit was one of the first major supercomputing deployments in the fight against COVID-19, heralding a deluge that crescendoed with the cumulative efforts of virtually every research system in the world. While news around COVID-oriented supercomputing research... Read more…

Summit Supercomputer Research Delves Into Shape-Based Protein Binding

August 10, 2021

During the pandemic, protein binding simulations have had a heyday as researchers scrambled to use supercomputing to find effective ways to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 Read more…

Oak Ridge Supercomputer Enables Next-Gen Jet Turbine Research

July 27, 2021

Air travel is notoriously carbon-inefficient, with many airlines going as far as to offer purchasable carbon offsets to ease the guilt over large-footprint trav Read more…

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