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At SC20: A Bridge to ‘Ponte Vecchio’: Argonne Aurora Developers Using Substitute Intel Xe-HP GPUs

Intel and Argonne National Laboratory said today they are using GPUs based on Intel’s Xe-HP microarchitecture and Intel oneAPI toolkits for development of scientific applications to be used on the Aurora exascale system — in anticipation of later delivery of Intel 7nm ‘Ponte Vecchio’ GPUs, which will drive Aurora when the delayed system is deployed […]

INCITE Awards HPC Time to 51 Research Projects on ORNL, Argonne Supercomputers

  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced allocations of supercomputer access to 51 high-impact computational science projects for 2021 through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. These awards, which will pursue transformational advances in science and engineering, account for 60 percent of the available time on the leadership-class supercomputers at DOE’s Argonne National […]

OpenMP ARB Releases OpenMP 5.1

Austin, TX – November 13, 2020 – The OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) has released Version 5.1 of the OpenMP API. With this release of the standard, OpenMP strengthens its handling of accelerator devices, allows improved optimization and supports the latest versions of C, C++ and Fortran. “OpenMP 5.1 represents the culmination of the past […]

CXL Consortium Releases Compute Express Link 2.0 Spec

The CXL Consortium has announced the release of the Compute Express Link 2.0 specification, which adds support for switching for fan-out to connect to more devices; memory pooling for increased memory utilization efficiency and providing memory capacity on demand; and support for persistent memory – while preserving industry investments by supporting full backwards compatibility with […]

IBM and AMD in ‘Confidential Computing’ Agreement for Cloud and AI Acceleration

IBM and AMD today announced a multi-year development agreement to enhance the security and artificial intelligence offerings of both companies. The effort builds on open-source software, open standards and open system architectures to drive Confidential Computing in the cloud (see below) and support accelerators across high-performance computing and enterprise critical capabilities such as virtualization and […]

Fugaku in the News: Simulations Show Humidifiers Could Limit COVID-19 Spread

Scientists using the world’s most powerful supercomputer, the Arm-based Fugaku system at Japan’s  Riken Center for Computational Science, have generated findings that relate humidity to the spread of coronavirus: the more humid the air, the lesser the aerosol spread. In a story published by Reuters yesterday, it was reported that the “supercomputer showed that humidity […]

CoEC Targets Combustion Breakthroughs with Exascale Computing

Barcelona, 29 October 2020 – The European Union is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To reach this goal, there is a need for coordinated research and innovation efforts to make low and zero-carbon solutions economically viable. The recently launched Center of Excellence in Combustion (CoEC) addresses this challenge using advanced modelling and simulation […]

Exascale Day: Goodyear’s CTO Talks Exascale’s Coming Industrial Design Advantages

It’s Exascale Awareness Week, the lead-up to Exascale Day this Sunday, Oct. 18 (1018), and while we mainly hear about the anticipated benefits of exascale-class computing for scientific discovery, there is also the economic competitiveness motive for exascale as well. In this video produced by DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP), Goodyear’s Chief Technology Officer Chris […]

Los Alamos, HPE, Nvidia Form HPC Scientific Computing Partnership

Los Alamos, NM, Oct. 6, 2020 — Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced a partnership with HPE and Nvidia intended to deliver HPC technologies to accelerate scientific computing that advance greater performance efficiency, workflow efficiency and analytics. Additional details on the collaboration will be unveiled this fall. “We are excited to be part of this […]

$750,000 Grant to Research of Nerve-Muscle Communication at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Pitt

A $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will continue a lab-computer collaboration that accurately simulated communications between nerve cells and muscle cells. The project has immediate applications in treating a type of neurological disease called Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS). It also offers fundamental insights into how nerve cells communicate with muscle cells in health […]