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: Evaluating Specialty AI Chips at Argonne’s AI Testbed

Our latest episode of @HPCpodcast delves into the Cambrian explosion of AI specialty chips – of which there so many have been released on the HPC-AI market that it’s hard to discern which chip is right for what workload. Hence the AI Testbed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Shahin and Doug spoke with Venkat Vishwanath….

ALCF AI Testbed’s Graphcore System Available to Researchers

April 28, 2023, Lemont, IL — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility is accepting proposals to access the facility’s 22-petaFLOPS Graphcore Bow Pod64 at the ALCF AI Testbed. Access is open to the global research community via an approved proposal submission. The newest ALCF AI Testbed platform to be made available to researchers, the Graphcore Bow […]

ALCF to Hold Annual Simulation, Data and Learning Workshop Oct. 4-6

The ARgonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) will hold its annual Simulation, Data and Learning Workshop this October 4-6. The event is designed to help researchers improve the performance and productivity of simulation, data science, and machine learning applications on ALCF systems. Registration is here. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to: Work directly with ALCF […]

Proposals Open to Research Community for ALCF AI Testbed’s Cerebras and SambaNova Systems

Proposals are now being accepted by the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility for access to its AI Testbed, a collection of advanced artificial intelligence accelerators available for science. Researchers interested in using the AI Testbed’s Cerebras CS-2 and SambaNova DataScale systems can submit project proposals via the ALCF’s Director’s Discretionary program. Access to additional testbed resources, including Graphcore, Groq, and Habana accelerators, will be […]