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…

TACC Simulations Probe the First Days of Stars, Black Holes

August 12, 2022

The stunning images produced by the James Webb Space Telescope and recent supercomputer-enabled black hole imaging efforts have brought the early days of the un Read more…

Not Just Cash for Chips – The New Chips and Science Act Boosts NSF, DOE, NIST

August 3, 2022

After two-plus years of contentious debate, several different names, and final passage by the House (243-187) and Senate (64-33) last week, the Chips and Science Act will soon become law. Besides the $54.2 billion provided to boost US-based chip manufacturing, the act reshapes US science policy in meaningful ways. NSF’s proposed budget... Read more…

US CHIPS Act Close to Being Signed into Law

July 28, 2022

The U.S. House today passed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, which authorizes $280 billion in funding to boost semiconductor research and production in the country. The passage of the bill paves the way for U.S. president Joe Biden to sign the legislation into law, which would officially open up funding... Read more…

Fusion Plasma Simulation Software Couples Tokamak Core to Edge Physics

July 15, 2022

The development of a whole device model (WDM) for a fusion reactor is critical for the science of magnetically confined fusion plasmas. In the next decade, the Read more…

At PEARC22: Moving Beyond Exascale, Harnessing Artistic Expertise

July 15, 2022

The direction that exascale supercomputing will need to follow and the continuing value of visual and other non-computational experts in computer visualizations were the focus of the final two plenary sessions at the PEARC22 conference in Boston on July 13. Jack Dongarra, director of research staff and professor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville... 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…

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