In this video from the 2014 HPCAC Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference, Paul Messina from Argonne presents: Computational Science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.
The goal of the Argonne Leadership Facility (ALCF) is to extend the frontiers of science and engineering by enabling the solution of problems that require innovative approaches and the largest-scale computing systems. ALCF’s most powerful computer — Mira, an IBM Blue Gene/Q system has nearly one million cores. The good news is that many scientific and engineering applications are able to utilize such levels of parallelism, as will be shown by presenting a sampling of projects from varied scientific and engineering domains that are using ALCF systems. Ways to gain access to ALCF resources will be presented as well as the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing — an intensive, two-week program that provides advanced hands-on training on the key skills needed to pursue computational science and engineering on current high-end computers and on the leadership-class systems of the future. Plans for our next system – to be delivered in 2017 – will be described.”