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Fugaku Leverages AI for Tsunami Flood Prediction

February 15, 2021 – A new AI model that harnesses the power of the world’s fastest supercomputer, Fugaku, is targeting tsunami flooding prediction in coastal areas before the tsunami reaches land. The development of the new technology was announced as part of a joint project between the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IREDeS) at […]

PSC’s Big Data and AI Supercomputer Replaced by New Bridges-2 Platform

February 15, 2021 — From the vastness of neutron-star collisions to the raw power of incoming tsunamis to the tiny, life-and-death details of how COVID-19 progresses, the Bridges platform at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has seen it all. Now Bridges has taken its final bow, ceding the title of PSC’s flagship high-performance computing (HPC) […]

ORNL Employees Recognized with DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards

Feb. 5, 2021 — Thirty-two Oak Ridge National Laboratory employees were named among teams recognized by former U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette with Secretary’s Honor Awards as he completed his term. DOE’s site manager for ORNL, Johnny O. Moore, also is among those honored. The annual awards recognize the achievements of those who […]

Spotting HPC and Exascale Bottlenecks with TAU CPU/GPU/MPI Profiler

Programmers cannot blindly guess which sections of their code might bottleneck performance. This problem is worsened when codes run across the variety of hardware platforms supported by the Exascale Computing Project (ECP). A section of code that runs well on one system might be a bottleneck on another system. Differing hardware execution models further compound the performance challenges that face application developers; these models can include the somewhat restricted SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) and SIMT (Single Instruction Multiple Thread) computing for GPU models and the more complex and general MIMD (Multiple Instruction Multiple Data) for CPUs. New software programming models, such as Kokkos, also introduce multiple layers of abstraction and lambda functions that can hide or obscure the low-level execution details due to their complexity and anonymous nature. Differing memory systems inside a node and differences in the communications fabric that connect high-performance computing (HPC) nodes in a distributed supercomputer environment add even greater challenges in identifying performance bottlenecks during application performance analysis.

New EU Consortium Awarded €12.4M by German Ministry of Education and Research

Feb. 12, 2021 – Today, IQM announced a quantum project consortium that includes Europe’s leading startups (ParityQC, IQM), industry leaders (Infineon Technologies), research centers (Forschungszentrum Jülich), supercomputing centers (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre), and academia (FreieUniversität Berlin) has been awarded € 12.4 Million from the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The scope of the project […]

HPE Supercomputer Installed at Oak Ridge for U.S. Air Force

HPE has delivered a two-systems-in-one supercomputer to support weather modeling and forecasting for the U.S. Air force and Army. The HPC system, powered by two HPE Cray EX supercomputers, is now operational at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where it is managed by ORNL. HPE said that at 7.2 petaflops peak performance, the combined systems are […]

Lenovo to Power SURF Dutch National Supercomputer

Amsterdam — February 8, 2021 – Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) announced it will deliver high-performance computer (HPC) infrastructure for SURF, the ICT cooperative for education and research in the Netherlands. The €20 million project, which begins in early 2021, will result in the creation of the largest and most powerful supercomputer in the country. […]

ORNL Now Accepting Abstracts for SMC 2021

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now accepting abstracts for the 2021 Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference (SMC 2021), a premier event for discussing the latest developments in computational sciences and engineering for high-performance computing (HPC) and integrated instruments for science. Specifically, ORNL is seeking revolutionary and visionary ideas in […]

Inspur: 4-Socket Server Achieves SPECpower Benchmark Record, Performance-to-Power Ratio up by 52.4%

San Jose — Jan. 9, 2021 — Inspur Information, an IT infrastructure solutions provider, announced the Inspur NF8480M6, a high-end 4-socket rackmount server, achieved record power and performance evaluation, carried out by Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse standardized benchmarks. Inspur NF8480M6 shows a performance-to-power ratio that […]

ATPESC – Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing – Sets March 1 Application Deadline

Argonne National Laboratory said today it has established a March 1 deadline to apply for an opportunity to learn the tools and techniques needed to carry out research on the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Applications are now being accepted for ATPESC 2021 — a two-week training program designed to teach the skills, approaches and tools to design, implement and execute […]