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"ORNL workflows and infrastructure enable scientists to efficiently access, organize, retrieve, share, and analyze big data to gain new and critical insights." — Gina Tourassi, National Center for Computational Sciences Director
The Summit supercomputer—an IBM high-performance computing (HPC) system located at ORNL’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)—provides researchers at ORNL and around the world with the compute power, memory bandwidth, and storage capacity to extract meaningful insights from massive datasets with unprecedented accuracy and speed.
Through infrastructure and expertise, ORNL’s Compute and Data Environment for Science (CADES) addresses pressing data challenges. The platform enables user facilities, staff members, and research teams to process, manage, and analyze large amounts of data by leveraging HPC systems, scalable storage resources, and other analytical tools.
At ORNL, some of the world’s most advanced scientific facilities and instruments generate large and unique scientific datasets that are ideal for artificial intelligence (AI) analysis. The laboratory’s AI Initiative helps scientists accelerate times to solution and equips research teams with novel data capabilities to tackle complex scientific and national security challenges.
ORNL hosts genomic and lifestyle data, as well as medical histories voluntarily provided by nearly 600,000 veterans, for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Insights from VA data could facilitate medical breakthroughs in suicide prevention, opioid addition, prostate cancer, and other conditions.