DOE and ORNL Dedicate Frontier Supercomputer

August 17, 2022

“It is my privilege to welcome you to the dedication of Frontier, the supercomputer that broke the exascale barrier.” That was the introduction by Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thomas Zacharia, at a small, public event on August 17 to officially dedicate the supercomputer, which in May became the first system to achieve over 1.0 exaflops of 64-bit performance on the... Read more…

Q&A with ORNL’s Bronson Messer, an HPCwire Person to Watch in 2022

August 12, 2022

HPCwire presents our interview with Bronson Messer, distinguished scientist and director of Science at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), ORNL, and an HPCwire 2022 Person to Watch. Messer recaps ORNL's journey to exascale and sheds light on how all the pieces line up to support the all-important science. Also covered are the role... Read more…

ORNL’s Supercomputer-Powered TRITON Tool Models Flooding

August 3, 2022

Rare, severe flooding struck both Kentucky and Missouri in the last week alone — and with climate change accelerating, such events are likely to continue. However, flood modeling remains computationally expensive. Now, researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Tennessee Technological University have created the TRITON toolkit, which leverages... Read more…

ORNL Debuts Cumulus-2 Cluster for Climate Data

July 22, 2022

Amid the much-deserved fanfare for the exascale Frontier system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the lab, in April, launched a much smaller, but more la Read more…

HPCwire Talks Exascale with Doug Kothe at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

July 6, 2022

In this one-on-one interview, Doug Kothe – associate laboratory director, Computing and Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and director Read more…

Summit Spins Up Research for Streamlined Carbon Fiber Production

July 1, 2022

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s exascale Frontier system may be stealing some of the spotlight, but the lab’s 148.6 Linpack petaflops Summit system is still Read more…

Exclusive Inside Look at First US Exascale Supercomputer

July 1, 2022

HPCwire takes you inside the Frontier datacenter at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tenn., for an interview with Frontier Project Direc Read more…

US Pursues Next-gen Exascale Systems with 5-10x the Performance of Frontier

June 28, 2022

With the Linpack exaflops milestone achieved by the Frontier supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the United States is turning its attention to the next crop of exascale machines, some 5-10x more performant than Frontier. At least one such system is being planned for the 2025-2030 timeline, and the DOE is soliciting input from the vendor community... Read more…

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