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ORNL/Purdue Team Wins CT Imaging Competition

Aug. 16, 2022 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced that a multidisciplinary team of researchers from ORNL and Purdue University won the Truth CT Reconstruction Grand Challenge, which was organized by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). The team’s win was announced at the 2022 AAPM Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, in […]

HPE Wins $35M HPC DR Deal with Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology

Aug. 11, 2022 — Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology has purchased a high performance computing system from HPE in a three-year deal for US$35 million. The new system, intended to improve the resilience of Australia’s weather forecasting supercomputing capability, will augment a Cray XC50 supercomputer installed at the BOM in 2016, according to a story in […]

SDSC’s Peter Rose Wins COVID-19 NIH/NICHD Award

Aug. 9, 2022 — Peter Rose, director of the Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego, was recently presented with a team award from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) noting his work in the COVID-19 Common Data Elements Working Groups. Specifically, Rose has been […]

DOE Picks Los Alamos Lab for $9.25M Nuclear Energy Research HPC Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to lead a $9.25 million, five-year collaborative project in nuclear energy research through the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program. SciDAC brings together researchers in science and energy with those in software development, applied mathematics, and computer science […]

Argonne’s Polaris Supercomputer Deployed for Scientific Research

Argonne National Laboratory announced that the Polaris supercomputer, a 44-petaflops HPE system powered by AMD CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs, is now open to the research community. Researchers can apply for computing time through the ALCF’s Director’s Discretionary allocation program. Details on the system can be found here. The system, housed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility […]

Travis Humble Named Director of Quantum Science Center at ORNL

Travis Humble has been named director of the Quantum Science Center headquartered at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The QSC is a multi-institutional partnership spanning industry, academia and government institutions and is tasked with investigating the potential of quantum materials, sensors and algorithms. Humble was named deputy director in 2020, when DOE […]

DOE Announces Recipients of $8.3M for High Energy Density Plasmas Research

Aug. 8, 2022 — Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science (SC) and DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced the recipients of $8.3 million for 20 research projects in High-Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP). The list of projects can be found on the FES homepage under the heading “What’s New.” The projects were selected […]

Lenovo Brings a Decade of Liquid Cooling Experience to the Faster, Denser, Hotter HPC Systems of the Future

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  HPC systems customers (and vendors) are in permanent pursuit of more compute power with equal or greater node density. But with that comes more power consumption, greater heat generation and rising cooling costs. Because of this, the IT business – with a boost from the HPC and hyperscale segments – is spiraling up […]

Exascale: ECP’s QMCPACK Project for Predicting and Controlling Materials

In this episode of the Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, produced by  DOE’s Exascale Computing Project, the topic is an ECP subproject called QMCPACK, which aims to find, predict, and control materials from first principles with predictive accuracy. This episode offers a conversation with QMCPACK’s principle investigator, Paul Kent, a distinguished R&D staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The discussion

ALCF to Hold Cerebras AI Testbed Workshop, Aug. 9-10

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) will hold a virtual AI testbed training event Aug. 9-10 that will introduce users to the Cerebras hardware and software stack. It will provide hands-on training to get started on the system in the ALCF AI Testbed.  Registration is here. Day 1 will focus on Cerebras hardware and software architecture. […]