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NNSA Completes LLNL Exascale Facility for El Capitan

WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the completion of construction on the Exascale Computing Facility Modernization project at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. The project upgraded the electrical and mechanical capabilities of the Livermore Computing Center, which will enable the facility to power the first […]

@HPCpodcast: On the Scene at ISC 2022 – HPE, AMD Make TOP500 News; Intel Makes News of Its Own

ISC 2022 in Hamburg was notable for a number of reasons – it was not only the first in-person ISC since 2019, it also provided a plethora of major news. This included big changes at the top of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, and the Frontier HPC system at Oak Ridge National Lab surpassing of the exascale milestone. While AMD, whose chips power Frontier, and HPE, which built Frontier, were the conference’s spotlight vendors, Intel also made some impressive product announcements, as analyzed in this discussion by Shahin Khan. You can find our podcasts at insideHPC’s @HPCpodcast page, on Twitter and at the blog. Here’s the RSS feed.

Sandia Researcher Ray Tuminaro Named SIAM Fellow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories’ computational scientist and applied mathematician Ray Tuminaro has been named a 2022 Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics for “contributions in iterative linear-solver algorithms and software that address scientific computing applications on large-scale parallel systems.” A member of Sandia’s technical staff, Sandia said Tuminaro has been praised for “exceptional […]

Inspur Information and MEGWARE Build GPU Cluster for Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Stuttgart, Germany — Inspur information, an IT infrastructure solutions provider, and MEGWARE, a high-performance computing (HPC) solutions provider in Europe, combined efforts for the scientific research capabilities of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) through its Erlangen National Center for High-Performance Computing (NHR@FAU). The GPU cluster, powered by Inspur GPU servers, is operational and has  exceeded its […]

Final Aurora Learning Paths Training Module to Be Held June 8

June 6, 2022 — This Aurora Learning Paths training series continues on Wednesday, June 8, 1:30-3:30 Central Time, with a module focused on using Data Parallel Python to advance code development for the ALCF’s upcoming Aurora system. The session will cover K-Means and Gpairs as examples to demonstrate the implementation of algorithms with live sample […]

AMD Expands HPC Fund to Aid Researchers

SANTA CLARA, Calif.  — June 1, 2022 — AMD today announced the expansion of its High Performance Compute (HPC) Fund with the addition of 7 petaflops of computing power to assist global researchers working to solve the most demanding challenges. AMD also announced that the AMD HPC Fund will now integrate Xilinx Heterogeneous Accelerated Compute Clusters (HACC) program, providing […]

Fugaku Retains No. 1 Spot in TOP500 HPCG and Graph500 rankings

Tokyo, May 30, 2022 — The supercomputer Fugaku, jointly developed by Janpan’s RIKEN Center for Computational Science and Fujitsu, has successfully retained the top spot for five consecutive terms in multiple major high-performance computer rankings including the Top500‘s HPCG and Graph500 BFS (Breadth-First Search), and has also taken second place for the TOP500 HPL and HPL-AI […]

@HPCpodcast: Satoshi Matsuoka on the TOP500, Fugaku and Arm, Quantum and Winning Japan’s Purple Ribbon Medal of Honor

A leading figure in the HPC community, Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka, director of the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) and professor of computer science at Tokyo Institute of Technology, joined our @HPCpodcast for a far ranging discussion of supercomputing – past, present and future. At RIKEN, Matsuoka has overseen development of Fugaku, number 1 on the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers (the list will be updated next week during the ISC 2022 conference in Hamburg — as of now it’s not known if Fugaku will retain its position). Previously, Matsuoka was lead developer of another well-know supercomputer, TSUBAMI, the most powerful supercomputer in Japan at the time.

DOE Announces $40M for Research Training for Underrepresented Groups in STEM and Climate Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $40 million to provide research opportunities to historically underrepresented groups in STEM and diversify American leadership in the physical and climate sciences through internships, training programs, and mentor opportunities. Beneficiaries will include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), and other research institutions. Harnessing America’s […]

UK’s Durham University Using Rockport Switchless Network for COSMA7 Workload Modeling

Rockport Networks today announced that Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC) has selected the Rockport Switchless Network as part of the ExCALIBUR program around new networking technologies for its COSMA7 supercomputer at the DiRAC HPC facility. The 232 Rockport nodes are intended to reduce congestion in the COSMA7 cluster and as they model exascale workloads and use codes to run […]