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Job of the Week: Computer Engineer at NETL

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking a Computer Engineer in our Job of the Week. “NETL supports the DOE mission to advance the energy security of the United States. NETL implements a broad spectrum of energy and environmental research and development (R&D) programs that will return benefits for generations to come.”

DOE powers Aluminum and Steelmaking Research through HPC4Manufacturing Program

Today the HPC4Manufacturing Program announced four federal funding awards for solving key manufacturing challenges in steelmaking and aluminum production through supercomputing. “Primary metals industries are significant energy users, so opportunities to reduce energy consumption in this area is of great interest to our sponsors,” said HPC4Manufacturing Director Robin Miles of LLNL. “Additionally, this program is helping U.S. steel makers produce the higher strength steels vital to light weighting the next generation of automobiles.”

LANL Upgrades to D-Wave 2000Q Quantum Computer

Today D-Wave Systems announced that Los Alamos National Laboratory has upgraded their D-Wave quantum computer to the D-Wave 2000Q system. Los Alamos is investing in D-Wave quantum technology to expand its foundational quantum computing research, enabling exploration of new and diverse quantum computing applications. “We are pleased that the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration Advanced Simulation and Computing program funded the upgrade of the D-Wave system, allowing us to continue to explore quantum simulation and algorithms at larger scales,” said Irene Qualters, associate laboratory director for Simulation and Computation at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “D-Wave has been a valued strategic partner in Los Alamos’ pursuit of a new technology that is part of the expanding heterogeneous landscape of computing. Such strong partnerships aid the Laboratory and DOE in the development of the nation’s workforce for the future.”

NREL Chooses Qumulo’s File Storage for Eagle Supercomputer

Today ​Qumulo announced that the ​National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)​ has selected Qumulo’s file storage solution for its Computational Science Center. “With the impact of climate change, it’s crucial for organizations such as NREL to adopt technologies that accelerate their research and outcomes. “With Qumulo’s incredibly scalable architecture and real-time file analytics, the NREL team can gain better insight into their data, and in turn focus more effectively on their mission to drive innovation in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.”

Interview: HPC User Forum in Santa Fe to look at Supercomputing Technology Trends

Hyperion Research will host the next HPC User Forum April 1-3 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Now in its 20th year, the HPC User Forum has grown to 150 members from government, industry, and academia. To learn more, insideHPC caught up with Steve Conway from Hyperion Research.

Exploring Today’s AI Resources — A Portal to a Growing Sector

When Accenture Federal Services researched how current AI technologies could be used by the U.S. federal government, Accenture documented nearly 100 use cases for AI adoption. Artificial intelligence is making a difference to government right now. For more information on how to get involved in this important and growing sector, take advantage of the resources outlined in this excerpt from an insideHPC Guide.

Spack – A Package Manager for HPC

Todd Gamblin from LLNL gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Spack is a package manager for cluster users, developers and administrators. Rapidly gaining popularity in the HPC community, like other HPC package managers, Spack was designed to build packages from source. This talk will introduce some of the open infrastructure for distributing packages, challenges to providing binaries for a large package ecosystem and what we’re doing to address problems.”

NREL Report Looks at Aquila’s Cold Plate Cooling System for HPC

Liquid cooling has long been an enabling technology for high performance computing, but cost, complexity, and facility requirements continue to be concerns. Enter the Aquila Group, whose cold-plate technology looks to offer the advantages of liquid cooling with less risk. Based on a 10-month trial, a new paper gives an overview of the Aquarius fixed cold plate cooling technology and provides results from early energy performance evaluation testing.

ClimateNet Looks to Machine Learning for Global Climate Science

Pattern recognition tasks such as classification, localization, object detection and segmentation have remained challenging problems in the weather and climate sciences. Now, a team at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is developing ClimateNet, a project that will bring the power of deep learning methods to identify important weather and climate patterns via expert-labeled, community-sourced open datasets and architectures.

John Shalf and Thomas Sterling to Keynote ISC 2019 in Frankfurt

Today ISC 2019 announced that its lineup of keynote speakers will include John Shalf from LBNL and Thomas Sterling from Indiana University. The event takes place June 16-20 in Frankfurt, Germany. “On June 18, John Shalf, from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will offer his thoughts on how the slowdown and eventual demise of Moore’s Law will affect the prospects for high performance computing in the next decade. On June 19, Thomas Sterling will present his annual retrospective of the most important developments in HPC over the last 12 months.”