ALCF Developer Session Feb. 28: Aurora’s Exascale Compute Blade

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will hold a webinar from 11 am-noon CT on the compute blade of the Aurora exascale supercomputer. Registration for the event can be found here. Led by ALCF’s Servesh Muralidharan, the session will cover details of the blade’s components, and the flow of data between them, […]

ALCF Student Training Series: Intro to AI-Driven Science on Supercomputers, Feb. 6-March 26

The deadline is Monday, Jan. 15, to register for the free, online series “Introduciton to AI-Driven Science on Supercomputers,” hosted by the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). The series will focus on teaching the fundamentals of using world-class supercomputers to advance the use of AI for research. Registration and other information can be found here. […]

ATPESC 2024: Applications to Learn about Advanced Computing Due February 28

The annual Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) is scheduled for July 28-August 9, 2024. The call for applications is open through February 28, 2024. The application can be found here. For more information, contact The event will be held at the Q Center in St. Charles, IL (Chicago area). The program, which […]

ALCF: Groq AI Online Workshop, Dec. 6-7

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will host an online workshop to learn about the ALCF’s new GroqRack system on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 6 and 7 from 1:30 to 5 pm Central Time. To register go here. The ALCF said the Groq machine’s AI inference capabilities can assist users in making predictions, discovering patterns in […]

Sept. 8 Registration Deadline for October ALCF Hands-on HPC Workshop

Aug. 31, 2023 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will hold Hands-on HPC Workshop on October 10-12, 2023 at the TCS Conference Center at Argonne National Laboratory. Deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 8. Registration information can be found here. The workshop will provide hands-on time on Polaris and AI Testbeds focusing on porting applications […]

Intel Announces Installation of Aurora Blades Is Complete, Expects System to be First to Achieve 2 ExaFLOPS

Intel today announced the Aurora exascale-class supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory is now fully equipped with 10,624 compute blades. Putting a stake in the ground, Intel said in its announcement that “later this year, Aurora is expected to be the world’s first supercomputer to achieve a theoretical peak performance of more than 2 exaflops … […]

ALCF Starts Aurora Learning Path Series May 17

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will begin a new Aurora Learning Paths series on Wednesday, May 17 from 1:30-3:30 pm CT. Two more sessions will be held on June 14 and July 12. Registration is here. The three-part series will go into detail about how to apply key Intel architectural innovations and libraries via smart […]

ALCF Developer Session May 24: Preparing XGC and HACC to Run on the Aurora Exascale Supercomputer

May 1, 2023 — An Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) Developer Session will be held from 11-noon CT on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 on porting strategies for ALCF’s upcoming Aurora exascale-class supercomputer for two applications: the XGC gyrokinetic plasma physics code and the HACC cosmology code. Registration is here. Speakers will be Esteban Rangle, assistant […]

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 […]

Flatiron Institute Using Argonne HPC to Design Peptide-based Drugs with Quantum Mechanics

A team from the Flatiron Institute is leveraging supercomputing resources from the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility to advance the design of peptides with the aim of speeding up the search for promising new drugs. “Existing peptide drugs rank among our best medicines, but almost all of them have been discovered in nature. They’re not something […]