HPE Delivers 2nd Exascale Supercomputer, Aurora, to Argonne National Laboratory

HAMBURG – At ISC High Performance 2024, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced that it has delivered the world’s second exascale supercomputer, Aurora, in collaboration with Intel for the United States Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Aurora has reached 1.012 exaflops on 87 percent of the system, making it the world’s second-fastest supercomputer as verified […]

ORNL and SLAC Team Up for Breakthrough Biology Projects

Under DOE’s Integrated Research Infrastructure initiative, Frontier will provide high-speed analysis for LCLS-II’s structural biology data output Plans to unite the capabilities of two cutting-edge technological facilities funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science promise to usher in a new era of dynamic structural biology. Through DOE’s Integrated Research Infrastructure, or IRI, initiative, the […]

Summit Helps Forge Stronger Flights

Simulations helping to cut through time and expense of certifying new materials by digitally customizing the ideal alloy Titanium alloys serve as cornerstone materials for the aerospace industry — stronger and lighter than steel, resistant to rust and corrosion and resilient past the melting points of most other metals. Companies such as RTX, formerly Raytheon Technologies, […]

Los Alamos Announces Nvidia-HPE AI Supercomputer ‘Venado’

Venado’s computing capacity will house 2,560 direct, liquid-cooled Grace Hopper Superchips in the exascale-class HPE Cray EX supercomputer. The system will also use 920 Nvidia Grace CPU Superchips, making it the first large-scale system with Nvidia Grace CPU superchips deployed….

INCITE Call for Proposals for Access to Leadership-Class Supercomputers Open through June 14

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research projects in a broad array of science, engineering and computer science domains. Proposals must be submitted between April 10 and June 14, 2024. Open to researchers from academia, industry and […]

ALCF User Community: Call for Argonne Art of Science Images, April 23 Deadline

Argonne National Laboratory has issued call for images for the 2024 Argonne Art of Science Contest.Submission deadline for science visualizations: Tuesday, April 23. For submission and prize details, visit this webpage.  This is open to the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility  user community, The contest is accepting scientific visualizations of research created using ALCF computing resources. […]

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe Issues Letter of Farewell as Director of DOE Office of Science

Following the news last week of her departure as director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science since May 2022, Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe has issued a letter of farewell to her agency and White House colleagues. Dr. Berhe is currently on leave from the….

Exascale Software and NASA’s ‘Nerve-Racking 7 Minutes’ with Mars Landers

NASA supercomputers have helped several Mars landers survive the nerve-racking seven minutes of terror. During this hair-raising interval, a lander enters the Martian atmosphere and needs to automatically execute many crucial actions in precise order….

ALCF Announces Online AI Testbed Training Workshops

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility has announced a series of training workshops to introduce users to the novel AI accelerators deployed at the ALCF AI Testbed. The four individual workshops will introduce participants to the architecture and software of the SambaNova DataScale SN30, the Cerebras CS-2 system, the Graphcore Bow Pod system, and the GroqRack […]

@HPCpodcast: Matt Sieger of OLCF-6 on the Post-Exascale ‘Discovery’ Vision

What does a supercomputer center do when it’s operating two systems among the TOP-10 most powerful in the world — one of them the first system to cross the exascale milestone? It starts planning its successor.  The center is Oak Ridge National Lab, a U.S. Department….