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AWS Announces GA of Habana Labs-powered EC2 DL1 Instances

SEATTLE– Oct. 26, 2021– AWS has announced general availability of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) DL1 instances designed for training machine learning models and powered by Gaudi accelerators from Habana Labs (an Intel company). Providing up to 40 percent better price performance for training machine learning models than the latest GPU-powered AWS EC2 instances, […]

Let’s Talk Exascale: Guiding the Construction of Frontier’s Mechanical Systems

In this episode of the Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, David Grant, high performance computing engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, talks with the lab’s Scott Gibson about Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputer scheduled to be installed by the end of this year. Grant, who works in ORNL’s Laboratory Modernization Division is responsible for ensuring that supercomputers installed at the lab have the cooling capacity required to operate 24/7.

Secure Petabyte Transportable Storage for the Rugged Edge

In this sponsored post, Braden Cooper, Product Marketing Manager at One Stop Systems, discusses how OSS uses the latest in NVMe storage technologies and rugged environmental design to meet the need of next-gen HPC storage applications. At the current rate of data expansion, Exabyte storage and communication requirements are an inevitability in the not-so-distant future.  The most rapid and secure path to sending this scale of data from source to processing center is in locked transportation cases by truck and plane. 

Oak Ridge Partners with University of Oklahoma

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Oklahoma (OU) recently executed a memorandum of understanding to officially recognize their partnership in pursuing shared research and development goals. ORNL, the nation’s largest multi-program science and technology laboratory, is home to a number of one-of-a-kind facilities, state-of-the-art tools and deep scientific expertise in a range of […]

Los Alamos Names 3 Athena Engineering Scholars

The Athena Engineering Scholars Program is designed to inspire women to achieve their full potential as future leaders in engineering. The Athena Program is open to all LANL women, students and staff who are interested in pursuing a graduate engineering degree. The program offers educational assistance for engineering graduate degrees to highly qualified and motivated […]

AMD to Showcase New EPYC and Instinct Data Center Chips at Nov. 8 Virtual Event

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) will host its Accelerated Data Center premiere on Monday, Nov. 8 at 11 am ET, showcasing the company’s upcoming EPYC CPU processors and Instinct GPU accelerators. While AMD declined comment, it’s assumed the EPYC and Instinct technology to be shown will be processing technology that will drive the U.S.’s first exascale system, […]

LLNL Joins Human Vaccines Project

Oct. 21, 2021 — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has joined the international Human Vaccines Project (HVP), bringing lab research and computing resources to the consortium to aid development of a universal coronavirus vaccine and improve understanding of immune response. The HVP is a nonprofit, public-private partnership with a mission to decode the human immune system […]

Overcoming Bandwidth and Capacity Bottlenecks in the Exascale Era

[SPONSORED POST] Join us for the Advanced Memory Architectures to Overcome Bandwidth Bottlenecks for the Exascale Era of Computing webinar on November 10 at 9:00 am PT. During this webinar, leading industry experts will discuss the future of advanced memory architectures, new optical I/O solutions using silicon photonics, and the technologies and environments needed to make next-generation performance a reality.

Argonne Names 5 New Distinguished Fellows

Argonne National Laboratory has named for 2021 five new Argonne Distinguished Fellows, the lab’s highest title: Pete Beckman, Lois Curfman McInnes and Rick Stevens from the Computing, Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) directorate; Jeffrey Elam from the Energy and Global Security (EGS) directorate; and Stephen Gray from the Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) directorate. Of […]

$125M in NIH Grants to Study Cellular Aging to Be Coordinated by PSC and Other Pittsburgh Institutions

Oct. 20, 2021 — National Institute of Health grants totaling approximately $125 million over five years to 16 U.S. institutions will fund research to explore the human body at the molecular level, studying how cells and tissues age and the role cellular aging plays in health and disease. Coordinated by scientists in Pittsburgh, the Cellular […]