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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. […]

DOE Office of Science — Call for Position Papers: ASCR Workshop on Visualization for Science , Dec. 10 Due Date

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science has issued a call for position papers for its ASCR Workshop on Visualization for Sciene: Due Date: 11:59 pm ET on December 10, 2021 Notification of Selection: December 20, 2021 Workshop Date: January 18-20, 2022 WORKSHOP URL: https://www.orau.gov/ASCR_DataVisWS Goal To better understand the open challenges and opportunities and to identify […]

Meet OLCF’s Gina Tourassi, Director of National Center for Computational Sciences

Since Gina Tourassi began her career, computer science has come a long way. Tourassi learned programming in the 1980s starting with QBasic. It’s a programming environment that hasn’t been included with Microsoft operating systems for more than 20 years. When she first discovered her love of computational research, computer scientists were programming artificial intelligence (AI) […]

Thoughts on SC21: Exascale, TOP500, Diversity in HPC, Quantum, the Metaverse

We pulled together a quartet of HPC thought leaders from the technology analyst and national lab communities to gather their reflections on SC21, ranging from big-picture insights on how the event reflects the state of HPC to the keynotes, sessions and announcements they think were particularly notable. Topics covered: The need for diversity in recruiting […]

Yonsei Univ. to Bring IBM Quantum System One to Korea

SEOUL, November 16, 2021 — Today at the IBM Quantum Summit, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Yonsei University announced that Korea is expected to become the fourth country in the world to have an on-premises IBM Quantum System One after the United States, Germany, and Japan. The IBM Quantum System One at Yonsei is expected to be online in 2023 at […]

ORNL, Google and Snowflake Formalize Novel Data Stream Processing Concept

A team of collaborators from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Google Inc., Snowflake Inc. and Ververica GmbH has tested a computing concept that could help speed up real-time processing of data that stream on mobile and other electronic devices. The concept explores the function of watermarks, considered the most efficient mechanism […]

Research Team Uses Summit to Earn Gordon Bell Prize Nomination for Simulating Carbon in Extreme Conditions

A research team used machine-learned descriptions of interatomic interactions on the 200-petaflop Summit supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to model more than a billion carbon atoms at quantum accuracy and observe how diamonds behave under some of the most extreme pressures and temperatures imaginable. The team was led by scientists […]

OLCF’S HPC Systems Engineer Bing Xie Wins IEEE Early Career Award

Bing Xie, a high-performance computing systems engineer for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society’s Early Career Researchers Award for excellence in high-performance computing, or HPC. The award recognizes outstanding, influential and potentially long-lasting HPC contributions. Xie received her Ph.D. in computer science from Duke University […]

ORNL Study on COVID-19 Earns Gordon Bell Prize Nomination

As the coronavirus pandemic entered its second year, a team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to streamline the search for potential treatments. “The approach we used to search for promising molecules resembles natural selection in fast forward,” said Andrew Blanchard, one of the […]