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Exascale Computing Project Picks Fran Hill Co-chair of Industry and Agency Council

Juny 28, 2021 — The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has announced the selection of Dr. Frances (Fran) Hill as co-chair of the ECP Industry and Agency Council (IAC). She is chief scientist for the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) with the US Department of Defense (DOD) and will assume the role of ECP-IAC co-chair alongside Dave […]

Drop in Intel Earnings Expected Today

Pat Gelsinger’s got one foot on a tiger, the other on an aircraft carrier – one side is a rough, volatile ride; the other plows a course set years ago, hard to change direction. Intel’s new CEO has been pulled in different, difficult directions since returning to the company last February. But at a personal […]

The Whole World Is Watching: ORNL’s Bernholdt & Programming Environment Team Prepare for Frontier and Exascale

The world’s fastest supercomputer comes with some assembly required. Frontier, the nation’s first exascale computing system, won’t come together as a whole until all pieces arrive at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory to be installed—with the eyes of the world watching—on the data center floor inside the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). Once those components operate in harmony as advertised, David Bernholdt and his team can take time for a quick bow—and then get back to work.

Exascale Computing Project’s CEED to Hold Virtual Annual Meeting Aug. 3-4

The Exascale Computing Project‘s (ECP) Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations (CEED) will hold a virtual annual meeting highlighting progress on high-order methods and applications on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 3-4. If you plan to attend, register by Tuesday, July 27. There is no registration fee. This will be CEED’s fifth annual meeting and will use […]

Energy Secretary Recognizes Los Alamos Project Management for Exascale Class Computer Cooling Project

The team responsible for managing the Exascale Class Computing Cooling Equipment (ECCCE) project at Los Alamos National Laboratory was recognized by the Secretary of Energy with an Achievement Award last week. Construction of the project was completed last year, 10 months early and $20 million under budget, according to LANL. “The ECCCE project required bringing […]

Double-precision CPUs vs. Single-precision GPUs; HPL vs. HPL-AI HPC Benchmarks; Traditional vs. AI Supercomputers

If you’ve wondered why GPUs are faster than CPUs, in part it’s because GPUs are asked to do less – or, to be more precise, to be less precise. Next question: So if GPUs are faster than CPUs, why aren’t GPUs  the mainstream, baseline processor used in HPC server clusters? Again, in part it gets […]

Report: Intel Weighing Acquisition of GlobalFoundries

New Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger’s vow earlier this year to move the company into the foundry business – making chips not just for itself but also for others – may take the form of acquiring GlobalFoundries in a deal that could be worth $30 billion, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal. The […]

Let’s Talk Exascale Code Development: WDMAPP—XGC, GENE, GEM

This is episode 82 of the Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, provided by the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, exploring the expected impacts of exascale-class supercomputing. This is the third in a series on sharing best practices in preparing applications for the upcoming Aurora exascale supercomputer at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. The series highlights […]

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 ISC Student Cluster Competition

<SPONSORED CONTENT>  The 2021 ISC Student Cluster Competition (SCC) has wrapped up, and now it’s time to honor the students who participated from around the world, as well as provide a little background on what transpired during the 10th Annual ISC Student Cluster Competition. But first, a little background. The ISC Student Cluster Competition is […]

Fugaku Stays on Top of Top500 Supercomputer List – But Is China Holding Back?

The new edition of the Top500 saw the Japanese Fugaku supercomputer solidify its number one status in a list that the list organizers said shows a somewhat static and flattening performance growth curve.  Just one new system made it into the top 10 (here’s the complete list). Fugaku performance is now at 442 petaflops on […]