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Preparing for Advanced Manycore Architectures – and Implications on the Interconnect

Katie Antypas,
Services Department Head, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Katie Antypas from LBNL describes preparations for the Cori supercomputer. “We need to emphasize here that the Knights Landing processor is self-hosted, and so that means it’s not an accelerator. It’s not a coprocessor and the particular kernel processor that will be having for NERSC-8, will have more than 60 cores and it will have multiple hardware threads for the core. That’s a lot, right? Having 60 cores per node with multiple hardware threads. That a significant increase from both our Hopper and Edison system, which has 24 cores each.”

Saul Perlmutter presents: Data, Computation, and the Fate of the Universe

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“I think it’s a very interesting period for human cosmology because it’s a golden age in which every ten years we learn breathtaking new parts of the story. We have never before been able to do that in human history – to have the chance we have now to look at and understand the universe we live in.”

NERSC Honors HPC Achievement Award Winners

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This week NERSC announced the winners of its third annual HPC Achievement Awards. The awards recognize NERSC users who have demonstrated an innovative use of HPC resources to solve a scientific problem or whose work has had an exceptional impact on scientific understanding or society.

Cray CEO Peter Ungaro Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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In this video, Cray CEO Peter Ungaro takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. As is the nature of these things, he goes on to challenge Cray CTO Steve Scott, Intel’s Raj Hazra, and NERSC’s Sudip Dosanjh.

NERSC Announces Exascale Science Application Program Projects

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NERSC has accepted a selection of key DOE science projects into its NERSC Exascale Scientific Applications Program, a collaborative effort in which NERSC will partner with code teams to prepare for the NERSC-8 Cori manycore architecture. NESAP represents an important opportunity for researchers to prepare application codes for the new architecture and to help advance […]

Podcast: NERSC to Build $70 Million Cray Supercomputer based on Knights Landing

Sudip Dosanjh

“Cori will provide a significant increase in capability for our users and will provide a platform for transitioning our very broad user community to many core architectures. We will collaborate with Cray to ensure that Cori meets the computational and data needs of DOE’s science community.”

Supercomputing the Clues to Hotspot Volcanos

Researchers are using supercomputers at to detect previously unknown channels of slow-moving seismic waves in Earth’s upper mantle. This discovery helps to explain how “hotspot volcanoes”—the kind that give birth to island chains like Hawaii and Tahiti—come to exist.