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Highlight Archive 2001-2002
ORNL at SC2002
The ORNL and SciDAC booths (both prepared by ORNL) were very well received at SC2002, with visits by Secretary Abraham, Undersecretary Card, and Office of Science Director Orbach. more
Construction of the new facility to house the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and the Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Studies occurs as part of a landmark project fusing the resources of DOE's largest multipurpose laboratory and the state's flagship university. Located inside the ORNL complex, the $10 million JICS/ORCAS facility is being funded by the state of Tennessee and will be managed jointly by UT and the laboratory. more
Robert Harrison wins Sidney Fernbach Award
Robert Harrison has been named recipient of the Sidney Fernbach Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of high-performance computers using innovative approaches. The award is in recognition of Harrison's lead role in the development of the NWChem computational chemistry package. NWChem is the first large-scale effort to produce a computational chemistry code that was designed from its inception to be used on massively parallel computers to solve "grand challenge" problems.
OC192 connection from ORNL to Atlanta
David Erickson appointed to SOLAS
"Cheetah" eighth fastest computer
Al Geist appointed Corporate Fellow
Bill Madia appointed Al Geist a Corporate Fellow in late April 2002. "Designation as a Corporate Fellow" is made on a limited basis to recognize exceptionally gifted individuals throughout the organization for their technical achievement in science or engineering. Corporate fellowships characterize innovation, dedication, and significance of extraordinary contributions to research and development." This appointment is an acknowledgement of Al's contributions to ORNL, DOE and indeed to the larger scientific community.
CCS gets 4 TeraFLOP system
A new supercomputer recently installed at ORNL's Center for Computational Sciences gives scientists at laboratories, universities and research sites across the country a state-of-the-art resource to solve a vast array of the nation's most pressing problems. The projected performance of 4 Tflops places the new machine as one of the world's most powerful civilian supercomputers. Provided as part of the Department of Energy's Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SCiDAC) program, the supercomputer serves research communities including: astrophysics, biology, chemistry, climate, fusion, and materials.
The new computer is called "cheetah" (the fastest land mammal). Cheetah is a 27 node IBM Power4 rated at 4 TFLOPS. These "Regatta" nodes have 32 processors each. The machine has 1 TB of memory and 24 TB of disk. more info, photos, installation movie.
"Supercomputer on a CD" still topping the charts
Open Source Cluster Applications Resources (OSCAR), software that makes configuring and maintaining a Linux cluster like installing commercial software from a CD is tops according to a recent article "The OSCAR Revolution" in the online Linux Journal. OSCAR was first released to developers in January 2001 by the Open Cluster Group. The Open Cluster Group is a collaboration led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), IBM and Intel. Other members are Dell, SGI, MSC.Software, and Veridian. more
Employment Opportunities with CSM
CSM currently has a number of job openings and postdoc opportunties -- check out our jobs page.
RAM summer session -- now in progress!
The RAM Internship Program provides collaborative research experiences
in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering (SME) for undergraduate and
Dongarra elected to National Academy of Engineering
On Friday, February 16, the National Academy of Engineering announced the election of 74 new members. Jack Dongarra, Computer Science and Mathematics Division and the University of Tennessee, was one of the 74. Jack was elected "For contributions to numerical software, parallel and distributed computation, and problem-solving environments." There were also three members named from our partner universities: Robert F. Davis (North Carolina State), Bruce R. Ellingwood (Georgia Tech), and Thom J. Hodgson (North Carolina State). ( NAE announcement)
CFD Simulation Could Lead to CPR Improvements
160 particles at t=100
160 particles at t=200
Computational scientists at ORNL have recently verified that fluid can be pumped without the presence of valves in the system. A startling result is that the direction and magnitude of the flow depends upon the frequency of the forcing function. The research will now be applied to model cardiopulmonary resuscitation. more
"Supercomputer on a CD" released
Open Source Cluster Applications Resources (OSCAR), software that
will make configuring and maintaining a Linux cluster like installing
commercial software from a CD has been released to developers by the
Open Cluster Group. The Open Cluster Group is a collaboration led by Oak
Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the University of Illinois' National
Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), IBM and Intel. Other members
are Dell, SGI, MSC.Software, and Veridian.