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ECP Pushes Cross-Platform Tested Compilers for HPC and Exascale Architectures

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is working to combine two key technologies, LLVM and continuous integration (CI), to ensure that current and future compilers are stable and performant on high-performance computing (HPC) and exascale computer systems. The proliferation of new machine architectures has made the continuous testing and verification of software (hence the “continuous” in CI) an essential part of US Department of Energy DOE supercomputing. Valentin Clement, a software engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory who is part of the team working to include LLVM in the ECP CI testing and verification framework, notes, “We are working to add CI for ECP-relevant architectures. This facilitates….

Univ. of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute Expands Research Capability, Adds 10PB of Panasas Storage

SUNNYVALE, Calif.– June 8, 2021 —Panasas, a maker of high-performance computing (HPC) data storage solutions, announced an expansion of its 13-year relationship with the University of Minnesota’s Supercomputing Institute (MSI) to supply a new generation of parallel storage systems. As its researchers push further into the fields of bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, MSI plans […]

JPL Used Bright Cluster Manager for 2020 Mars Mission

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab used Bright Computing’s Cluster Manager to help manage the lab’s HPC cluster environment to produce trajectory correction calculations and entry, descent and landing calculations for the spacecraft that last year carried the Mars rover, called Perseverance, and the small robotic helicopter, Ingenuity. Spacecraft telemetry data was plugged into models and used […]

ORNL Names Innovation Crossroads Cohort of Manufacturing, Building and Clean Energy Technology Entrepreneurs

Six science and technology innovators from across the United States will join the fifth cohort of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Innovation Crossroads program in June. The southeast’s only research and development program for entrepreneurs based at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, Innovation Crossroads provides support to science-based startups to help advance game-changing technologies […]

DOE Picks 32 Students for Computational Fellowships

June 2, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)announced the selection of 32 outstanding undergraduate and graduate students across the nation to receive the prestigious DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, jointly managed by the Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). A list of fellows, their institutions, and their fields […]

Exascale Computing Project: RAJA Portability Suite Enables Performance Portable CPU and GPU HPC Codes

A growing number of HPC applications must deliver high performance on CPU and GPU hardware platforms.  One software tool available now and showing tremendous promise for the exascale era is the open-source RAJA Portability Suite. RAJA is part of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) NNSA software portfolio and is also supported by the ECP Programming Models and Runtimes area.

ASC 2021 Student Cluster Competition:  Wrap Up

The final awards were handed out at the ASC20-21 Student Cluster Competition and what a competition it was! This was really a dual event this year, with a set of 21 teams working out of a stadium at Southern University of Science & Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China, and seven additional teams working on AWS cloud clusters from their home countries. Both sets of teams ran the same applications during the same time period. The applications were very challenging, ranging from natural language processing to astrophysics to quantum computing simulation. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the applications.

ORNL’s Gina Accawi: Designing Software for Manufacturing Cybersecurity

May 27, 2021 — As a computer engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Gina Accawi has long been the quiet and steady force behind some of the Department of Energy’s most widely used online tools and applications. She has written the code that industry throughout the United States relies on – from MEASUR, the platform […]

6 Argonne Researchers Win DOE Early Career Research Program Awards

May 27, 2021 — Argonne scientists Corey Adams, Melina Avila Coronado, Lindsey Bleem, Si Chen, Sheng Di and Xueying Lu are among 83 scientists nationwide to receive the coveted funding and recognition. Now in its 12th year, the DOE’s Early Career Research Program awards each recipient with at least $500,000 per year for five years to advance their […]

SDSC Names Interim Director

San Diego — Frank Würthwein, the lead of Distributed High-Throughput Computing at the San Diego Supercomputing Center, has been named SDSC’s interim director effective July 1. SDSC, located at UC San Diego, said it is conducting a formal search for permanent director to replace outgoing Director Michael Norman. “I am pleased to announce that Professor […]