HPC News Bytes 20240408: Chips Ahoy! …and Quantum Error Rate Progress

A good April morning to you! Chips dominate the HPC-AI news landscape, which has become something of an industry commonplace of late, including: TSMC’s Arizona fab on schedule, the Dutch government makes a pitch to ASML, Intel foundry business’s losses, TSMC expands CoWoS capacity, SK hynix to investing in Indiana and Purdue, Quantinuum and Microsoft report 14,000 error-free instances

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe Issues Letter of Farewell as Director of DOE Office of Science

Following the news last week of her departure as director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science since May 2022, Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe has issued a letter of farewell to her agency and White House colleagues. Dr. Berhe is currently on leave from the….

Exascale Software and NASA’s ‘Nerve-Racking 7 Minutes’ with Mars Landers

NASA supercomputers have helped several Mars landers survive the nerve-racking seven minutes of terror. During this hair-raising interval, a lander enters the Martian atmosphere and needs to automatically execute many crucial actions in precise order….

ALCF Announces Online AI Testbed Training Workshops

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility has announced a series of training workshops to introduce users to the novel AI accelerators deployed at the ALCF AI Testbed. The four individual workshops will introduce participants to the architecture and software of the SambaNova DataScale SN30, the Cerebras CS-2 system, the Graphcore Bow Pod system, and the GroqRack […]

EuroHPC JU Energy Efficiency Project REGALE Comes to End

Munich, 26 March 2024 – This March marks the end of REGALE, a European project, funded by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, which has carried out research into the development of new software for high performance computing (HPC) centres with a focus on energy efficiency. After three years of research, the project now provides a toolchain that […]

@HPCpodcast: Matt Sieger of OLCF-6 on the Post-Exascale ‘Discovery’ Vision

What does a supercomputer center do when it’s operating two systems among the TOP-10 most powerful in the world — one of them the first system to cross the exascale milestone? It starts planning its successor.  The center is Oak Ridge National Lab, a U.S. Department….

Exascale Computing Project: Leveraging HPC and Neural Networks for Cancer Research

What happens when Department of Energy (DOE) researchers join forces with chemists and biologists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). They use the most advanced high-performance computers to study cancer at the molecular, cellular and population levels.

HPC News Bytes 20240325: Final GTC Thoughts, Intel and CHIPS Act Largesse, Ultra Ethernet Consortium Expands, Samsung’s GPU/HBM Chip

A happy end-of-March morning to you! Here’s a rapid (5:57) run-though of the latest news in HPC-AI, including: final reflections on Nvidia GTC 2024, Intel to receive $8.5 billion via US CHIPS Act, the expanding Ultra Ethernet Consortium, Samsung’s upcoming GPU/HBM blend.

LBNL Researchers to Be Presented Hans Meuer Award at ISC 2024

Hamburg, Germany, March 22 – This year’s Hans Meuer Award recipients are a team of five researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for their evaluation of the classical HPC hardware requirements for large-scale quantum computations. The Hans Meuer Award is an annual award presented at ISC High Performance. It recognizes the most outstanding research paper […]

HPC User Forum Updates Speaker Lineup for April 9-10 Meeting in Reston, VA

March 17, 2024 — The HPC User Forum has updated its agenda spotlighting speakers at its upcoming meeting, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9-10, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA.  The full agenda and registration information can be found here. Register at: https://www.hpcuserforum.com/hpc-user-forum-spring-2024/ “The forum is a meeting place for the HPC community to […]