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Argonne and Oak Ridge Award Codeplay Software to Strengthen SYCL Support

Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has awarded Codeplay a contract implementing the oneAPI DPC++ compiler, an implementation of the SYCL open standard software, to support AMD GPU-based high-performance compute (HPC) supercomputers. The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is deploying an exascale supercomputer, Aurora, based on Intel GPUs with […]

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 […]

MLCommons Launches MLPerf Tiny AI Inference Benchmark

Today, open engineering consortium MLCommons released a new benchmark, MLPerf Tiny Inference to measure trained neural network AI inference performance for low-power devices in small form factors. MLPerf Tiny v0.5 is MLCommons’s first inference benchmark suite for embedded device machine learning, a growing field in which AI-driven sensor data analytics is performed in real-time, close […]

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.

Ansys RedHawk-SC™ on Azure: Hold on to Your Socks

This article describes the extensive evaluation testing of the optimal operational configuration for running Ansys RedHawk-SC Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool on Microsoft Azure. The results identified two categories of results: the first being the best choices for selecting from Azure’s service portfolio. And the second identifies the optimal number of CPUs required to minimize the overall cloud TCO for these workloads.

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 […]

Intel’s Infrastructure Processing Unit Targets Hyperscaler Data Centers

Intel has unveiled a programmable networking device for hyperscalers and their massive data center infrastructures. Called the Infrastructure Processing Unit and announced at Intel made the announcement during the Six Five Summit, it’s a networking device is intended to help cloud and communication service providers cut overhead and free up performance for CPUs, to better utilize […]

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 […]

How DOE Scientists Disrupted COVID-19

In early 2020, when the novel coronavirus was gaining momentum but had not yet been named a pandemic, computational chemist Marti Head of Oak Ridge National Laboratory – along with scientists and researchers around the globe – abruptly switched her focus to the fight against COVID-19. The world was struggling to understand this new virus known as severe acute […]