In 2006, only two years after the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) was established, the Center for Computational Sciences at ORNL – now the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) – hosted 22 major computing projects. In 2021, the center saw 1,696 researchers work on 657 unique projects. Decades of groundbreaking science at the NCCS have been matched by exceptional user access processes and support, which has enabled the effective use of these advanced compute and data resources over the years.
From around-the-clock technical monitoring and assistance from high-performance computing experts to extensive training materials and documentation for new users, NCCS provides state-of-the-art support for its leadership systems.
To increase public awareness of the impact and significance of the computing projects hosted at the NCCS, a dedicated team of writers and communications specialists showcases scientific output through featured science articles, interactive tours, and social media, increasing understanding of and support for the center’s endeavors among the public, as well as program managers and stakeholders.