NSF Invests $76M in 4 Physics Frontiers Centers – with an Accent on Quantum

Exploring, understanding and harnessing mysterious phenomena at the frontiers of physics are the aims of four research centers to be backed by $76 million in funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation through its Physics Frontiers Centers program. The centers will tackle some of the most challenging….

Dr. Ceren Susut Named DOE ASCR Associate Director of Science

Dr. Ceren Susut has been named associate director (AD) of Science for Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) in the Department of Energy Office of Science (SC). Dr. Susut has served in ASCR for more than 12 years as a program manager, the director for ASCR’s Computational Science Research and Partnerships Division, and most recently as….

At the HPC User Forum: 2 Full Days in Tucson of HPC and AI

This week saw HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research host the HPC User Forum, a supercomputing conference with an end-user emphasis held four times a year (two in the U.S. and two internationally) offering two intensive days of presentations and panels involving commercial and government users, along with hardware and software vendors.

ETH Prof. Torsten Hoefler Joins CSCS as Chief Architect for Machine Learning

August 31, 2023 —  As of Sept. 1, ETH Professor Torsten Hoefler will be chief architect for machine learning of the architecture and technology workgroup at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS).  Hoefler has headed the Scalable Parallel Computing Laboratory (SPCL) at the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich since 2012.

Sept. 8 Registration Deadline for October ALCF Hands-on HPC Workshop

Aug. 31, 2023 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will hold Hands-on HPC Workshop on October 10-12, 2023 at the TCS Conference Center at Argonne National Laboratory. Deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 8. Registration information can be found here. The workshop will provide hands-on time on Polaris and AI Testbeds focusing on porting applications […]

DOE Announces $29M for Research on ML, AI and Data Resources for Fusion Energy Sciences

Aug. 31, 2023 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $29 million in funding for seven team awards for research in machine learning, artificial intelligence and data resources for fusion energy sciences. The funding is for projects lasting up to three years, with $11 million in Fiscal Year 2023 dollars and outyear funding contingent on […]

Exascale: Pagoda Updates Programming with Scalable Data Structures and Aggressively Asynchronous Communication

The Pagoda Project researches and develops software that programmers use to implement high-performance applications using the Partitioned Global Address Space model. The project is primarily funded by the Exascale Computing Project and interacts with partner projects….

Sandia: Testing New HPC Technology in Orbit

A Sandia National Laboratories team is working to create an iterative process that uses the International Space Station (ISS) as a proving ground to rapidly test and mature technology in space. In collaboration with the National Nuclear Security Administration, NASA and commercial space company NanoRacks….

DOE Announces $24M for Quantum Networks Research

Aug. 30, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $24 million for quantum networks research projects. The projects were selected by competitive peer review under the DOE National Laboratory Announcement, Scientific Enablers of Scalable Quantum Communications. The list of projects and more information can be found on the Advanced Scientific Computing Research program homepage. Projects include: […]

Atom Computing Adds Former Sec. of the Navy to Board

August 30, 2023 — Berkeley, CA – Atom Computing has appointed Ken Braithwaite, former Secretary of the Navy, to its board of directors. He served as Secretary of the Navy from May 29, 2020, to January 20, 2021, in the Donald Trump administration. Atom Computing also announced that Greg Muhlner has joined the company as […]