IonQ Announces $25.5M Quantum Deal with U.S. Air Force Research Lab

Quantum computing company IonQ announced an expanded relationship with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to deploy two barium-based trapped ion quantum computing systems for quantum networking research and application development. The deal comes one year after IonQ announced an agreement with AFRL to provide access to the company’s trapped ion….

Dec. 11 Nomination Deadline for DOE Distinguished Scientist Fellows

Sept. 28, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is accepting nominations from the DOE national laboratories for the department’s Distinguished Scientist Fellows Program. The deadline is 5 pm Eastern, Monday, Dec. 11, 2023. Information about eligibility requirements, nomination guidelines, and the selection process can be found on the Office of Science Distinguished Scientist Fellows […]

Argonne Preps Aurora for Exascale Simulations of Nuclear Reactors

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are preparing to use Aurora, the laboratory’s upcoming exascale supercomputer, to delve into the inner mechanics of a variety of nuclear reactor models. These simulations promise an unprecedented level of detail, offering insights that could revolutionize reactor design by improving understanding of the intricate heat flows….

DOE Funds $30M for Research to Accelerate Scientific Advances at National Labs

Sept. 27, 2023 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $30 million in funding for three projects to increase scientific productivity and discoveries across DOE light source, neutron source, and high-performance computing and networking facilities. The national laboratory-led collaborative projects are: A center for advanced mathematics for energy research applications led by Lawrence Berkeley National […]

Exascale Early Adopter Series Webinar Sept. 27: Optimizing SYCL Workloads on Aurora and Sunspot

On Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 11 am Central Time, Varsha Madananth, an applications engineer at Intel, will lead an online webinar on optimizing SYCL workloads for PVC on the Aurora exascale system and the Sunspot testbed system. Registration is here, virtual meeting information will follow. This webinar will delve into a range of optimization strategies, […]

PINQ² to Operate IBM Quantum System One in Quebec

Bromont, Quebec, September 22, 2023 – The Platform for Digital and Quantum Innovation of Quebec (PINQ²), a non-profit organization (NPO) founded by the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy of Quebec (MEIE – ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie du Québec) and the Université de Sherbrooke, and IBM announced the inauguration of an […]

Sandia Labs Researchers Win 6 R&D 100 Awards

Sandia researchers took home six R&D 100 Awards, one joint with Los Alamos National Laboratory, and one special award for 2023 in the annual international technical competition that includes researchers from universities, corporations and government labs. These awards bring Sandia’s total to 150 since 1976. “These excellent achievements further Sandia’s mission and demonstrate the impact […]

Air Force Research Lab Adds 12PFLOPS HPC System

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has announced the installation of a supercomputer built by Penguin Systems, named the Raider. The system delivers about 12 petaFLOPS of compute power, ranking it in the vicinity of the 50th most powerful system in the world, according to the TOP500 ranking of HPC systems. The system is part of the Department of Defense’s HPC Modernization Program….

NSF Invests $72.5M in New Materials Design

Sept. 18, 2023 — A $72.5 million investment from the U.S. National Science Foundation will drive the development of advanced materials needed to address major societal challenges. The Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) program will fund 37 new four-year projects. DMREF 2023 award recipients: High-throughput screening of electrolytes for the next […]

Livermore Lab Researchers Win 3 R&D 100 Awards

The award winners include a software suite that helps apply deep learning techniques to science and data challenges in cancer research; software that helps better understand the power, energy and performance of supercomputers; and a number format that permits fast, accurate data compression for modern supercomputer applications.