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Exascale: Rumors Circulate HPC Community Regarding Frontier’s Status

By now you may have expected a triumphant announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy that the Frontier supercomputer, slated to be installed by the end of 2021 as the first U.S. exascale-class system, has been stood up with all systems go. But as of now, DOE (whose Oak Ridge National Laboratory will house Frontier) […]

Quantum Startup Multiverse Computing Wins €12.5M Funding from European Innovation Council

SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN — (December 17, 2021) – Multiverse Computing today announced it will receive €12.5 million ($14.2 million USD) as part of the latest funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator program, making Multiverse one of the most well-capitalized quantum startups in Europe. The investment comes on the heels of Multiverse’s €10 million seed round less than two […]

DOE: $9.25M for Research through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) Partnership in Nuclear Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $9.25 million for research in the behavior and properties of structural materials under molten salt reactor conditions, via collaborations that enable effective use of DOE’s high performance computers. Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) brings together experts in key areas of science and energy research with experts […]

Frontier Exascale Install Teams Win ORNL Director’s Award

Teams responsible for installation of the Frontier exascale supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory received recognition at ORNL’s Director’s Awards, an event hosted by lab Director Thomas Zacharia. Two teams received a Director’s Award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment for Mission Support for the design, construction and installation of Frontier, a system to be powered by […]

HPC4Mfg: DOE Awards $2.3M for 8 Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Projects Using HPC

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding of $2.3 million for eight teams who will tap into the U.S. National Laboratories’ high performance computing (HPC) resources designed to help manufacturers streamline processes, increase productivity, and lower carbon footprints. Here’s the list of the selected projects. The selected projects will use the National Labs’ supercomputers […]

ORNL’S AAIMS Group Scores 2 Awards

Two different studies produced by the Analytics and AI Methods at Scale (AAIMS) group, which resides within the National Center for Computational Sciences at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, won best paper awards at both the Bench’21 and SC21 conferences—all in the same week. On November 16, “Comparative Evaluation of Deep Learning Workloads for […]

Sandia Labs Takes 7 R&D 100 Awards and 2 Specialty Honors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Competing in an international pool of universities, corporations and government labs, inventions from Sandia National Laboratories captured seven R&D 100 Awards (one in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) this year, as well as two special awards for green technology and corporate responsibility. Independent panels of judges selected projects to represent the […]

Linux Foundation Hosts Project for Container Collaboration Between Enterprise and HPC

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30, 2021 — The Linux Foundation has announced it will host the Apptainer project (formerly the Singularity project) — Apptainer being a widely used container system for high-performance computing (HPC) and one of the container systems suited for both enterprise and HPC use cases. It is designed to execute applications at bare-metal performance […]

HLRS Launches Project to Improve Urgent HPC Computing

Stuttgart, Germany – November 30, 2021 – In a new project called CIRCE (Computational Immediate Response Center for Emergencies), the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), under the auspices of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, will undertake a study to assess the need for and potential applications of high-performance computing (HPC) in crisis situations. The three-year project will identify situations […]

DOE: Applications Open for $70M for Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC)

Nov. 23, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide $70 million for research in earth system model development, which will contribute to further development of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) through collaborations  that will use DOE high performance computers (HPC) to enable advanced modeling via mathematical and computational solutions. […]