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Preparing for Exascale: Aurora Software Development – Packaging and Early Hardware

By coordinating efforts to improve early exascale hardware stability at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), computer scientist Servesh Muralidharan is working to make it easier for application developers to use Aurora testbeds at Argonne’s Joint Laboratory for System Evaluation (JLSE). His work will facilitate a faster transition to the Aurora system upon its delivery and help […]

Exascale Computing Project Update: Director Kothe Talks Progress, Annual Meeting Highlights

In this recent interview, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Director Doug Kothe provides an update on the effort to deliver a capable and sustainable exascale computing ecosystem for the nation.

ECP and ALCF to Host June 21 Twitter Chat on Extreme-scale Scientific Software Stack https://wp.me/p3RLHQ-mQa

On June 21 at 2 p.m. ET, the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will host a chat on ECP’s Twitter account (@exascaleproject) that will address several questions concerning the Extreme-scale Scientific Software Stack (E4S) that ECP is developing for the nation’s forthcoming exascale systems. E4S will have a far-reaching impact on the […]

Graphcore and SiPearl Form Euro Partnership to Combine AI and HPC

Graphcore, the British maker of the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) for artificial intelligence workloads, and SiPearl, the Franco-German company building an HPC chip, have entered into a strategic partnership intended to enable innovation in simulation and prediction for use cases such as meteorology, climatology, epidemiology and energy management. Under the terms of the agreement, the […]

Los Alamos in R&D Pact with Quantum Computing Inc. for Exascale and Petascale Simulations

Quantum Computing Inc., a Leesburg, VA-based company focused on bridging classical and quantum computing, today announced a three-year cooperative research and development agreement with Los Alamos National Laboratory. QCI will collaborate with Los Alamos scientists through its administrator, Triad National Security, LLC, on a key component of large-scale simulations that are critical for a range […]

Argonne Claims 1st Full-core Pin-resolved Nuclear Reactor Model

Understanding the physical behavior inside an operating nuclear reactor can be done only with simulations on a supercomputer due to the high-pressure, high-temperature, and radioactive environment inside a reactor core. The whirls and eddies of coolant that flow around the fuel pins play a critical role in determining the reactor thermal and hydraulics performance and […]

Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum Computing Will Combine

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 8, 2021 — Honeywell announced today that Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) will combine to form what the companies said will be the largest, most advanced standalone quantum computing company in the world, setting the pace for what is projected to become a $1 trillion quantum computing industry over […]

ECP Pushes Cross-Platform Tested Compilers for HPC and Exascale Architectures

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is working to combine two key technologies, LLVM and continuous integration (CI), to ensure that current and future compilers are stable and performant on high-performance computing (HPC) and exascale computer systems. The proliferation of new machine architectures has made the continuous testing and verification of software (hence the “continuous” in CI) an essential part of US Department of Energy DOE supercomputing. Valentin Clement, a software engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory who is part of the team working to include LLVM in the ECP CI testing and verification framework, notes, “We are working to add CI for ECP-relevant architectures. This facilitates….

The US-China Supercomputing Race, Post-Exascale HPC Government Policy and the ‘Partitioning of the Internet’

All over the world, HPC has burst into geopolitics. HPC – broadly defined here as advanced supercomputing combined with big AI – is at the fault lines of national and regional rivalries, particularly between the U.S. and China, expanding in power, cost, intensity and in potential impact. Which is to say that global players put […]

Phasecraft Launches Push for Noise and Error Reduction in Quantum Devices

Bristol and London – 27 May 2021 – UK-based quantum software startup Phasecraft today begins a new project facilitated by Innovate UK to reduce noise and errors on near-term quantum hardware.   Phasecraft was awarded the project grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the UK’s innovation agency, and a team with internationally recognised academic and industry […]