“The Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) provides intensive hands-on training on the key skills, approaches, and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on current high-end computing systems and the leadership-class computing systems of the future. As a bridge to that future, this two-week program fills the gap that exists in the training computational scientists typically receive through formal education or other shorter courses.”
“For those who haven’t been following the details of one of DOE’s more recent procurement rounds, the NERSC-8 and Trinity request for proposals (RFP) explicitly required that all vendor proposals include a burst buffer to address the capability of multi-petaflop simulations to dump tremendous amounts of data in very short order. The target use case is for petascale checkpoint-restart, where the memory of thousands of nodes (hundreds of terabytes of data) needs to be flushed to disk in an amount of time that doesn’t dominate the overall execution time of the calculation.”
On June 22, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) signed an agreement to collaborate on exascale supercomputing technologies for the scientific community. In a nutshell, the plan is to build a common OS kernel that can be used by all post-petascale systems, regardless of hardware eccentricities.
In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss reports that Russia plans to build their own ARM chip with help from T-Platforms. After the break, they take a look at the latest supercomputing rankings from the Green500 and the new HPCG benchmark.
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“The workshop to be held at the ISC’14 starts from the position that the solutions to the challenges of many-core and accelerator technologies will require international cooperation and hopes to extend the range of cooperation as well as providing a detailed vision of the worldwide directions towards extreme-scale computing systems, software support, and perhaps most important strategic applications as they relate to national needs.”