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Los Alamos Announces Details of New HPE Crossroads Supercomputer

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 30, 2020—The Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES), a partnership between Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, announced the details of a $105 million contract awarded to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to deliver Crossroads, a next-generation supercomputer to be sited at Los Alamos. “This machine will advance our […]

New Cloud Computing Infrastructure for European Research at CEA’s TGCC

September 2020 – The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) deployed new computing and storage resources and services in its TGCC computing centre, for the benefit of research communities in Europe. Aside from conventional HPC resources, the new systems provide services such as sovereign cloud computing, object storage, and interactive computing. These systems […]

oneAPI Academic Center of Excellence Opened at Heidelberg University Computing Center for Hardware Heterogeneity

A oneAPI Academic Center of Excellence (CoE) is now established at the Heidelberg University Computing Center (URZ). The CoE will conduct research supporting the oneAPI industry initiative to create a uniform, open programming model for heterogeneous computer architectures. URZ will focus its research and programming efforts on a fundamental high-performance computing (HPC) challenge where modern […]

HPC End User Survey: Intel Xeon Still Dominates but AMD EPYC Gaining

Industry analyst firm Intersect360 has released partial results from an HPC end-user survey identifying the top user-rated processors, servers and cloud vendors. The key finding, according firm CEO Addison Snell: the disconnect between the HPC users, who want integration of Nvidia GPUs with CPUs from Intel or AMD, over against HPC vendors developing their own integrated solutions.

AFWERX Announces Speakers for EngageSpace – Space Industry Event, Sept. 29-30, 2020

Las Vegas, Sept. 21, 2020 – AFWERX, the U.S. Air Force’s innovation catalyst, announced its line-up of keynote speakers and panels for EngageSpace, the interactive collaboration event for the space industry two-day virtual event September 29-30, 2020. The EngageSpace event will feature opportunities to connect, educate and innovate with other like-minded attendees, industry leaders, individual innovators, academia, investors, […]

SC20 Announces Record Number of Teams for Annual Student Cluster Competition

This year’s Student Cluster Competition at SC20 will include two firsts: it will involve the most number of teams (19) in the competition’s 14-year history, and it will for the first time be held completely virtually. “This year’s Student Cluster Competition will be very different, as it will be 100 percent cloud-based,” explained SC20 SCC […]

U.S. Announces AI R&D Agreement with UK

The Trump Administration announced today that the United States and the United Kingdom signed a Declaration on Cooperation in Artificial Intelligence Research and Development intended “to drive technological breakthroughs, promote researcher collaboration and advance the development of trustworthy AI.” The announcement is an outcome of the U.S.–UK Special Relationship Economic Working Group, established following a meeting between […]

Video: Exascale for Earth System Modeling of Storms, Droughts, Sea Level Rise

In this interview, award winning scientist Mark Taylor at Sandia National Laboratories’ Center for Computing Research talks about the use of exascale-class supercomputers – to be delivered to three U.S. Department of Energy national labs in 2021 – for large-scale weather and water resource forecasting. Taylor is chief computational scientist for the DOE’s Energy Exascale […]

NCMAS 2021 Call for Australia Supercomputer Access Open Until Oct. 26

The call for time on Australia’s largest supercomputers opens today and will remain open until 26 October 2020. The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) is the allocation scheme for access to Australian national supercomputing facilities for meritorious research. The NCMAS provides access, based on research and computational merit, for researchers at Australian universities and […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Los Alamos’ Gary Grider Argues Efficiency in HPC Is King and Laments Simulation’s ‘Raw Deal’

It might surprise you to know that Gary Grider, HPC Division Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is less interested in FLOPS than efficiency. In this interview, he explains why “FLOPS” hasn’t appeared in Los Alamos RFPs over the last decade. He also talks about his greatest HPC concern: decreasing interest in classical simulation in […]