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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 […]

ALCF Digital Twins Webinar on April 19: How HPC is Personalizing the Future for Complex Systems

April 17, 2023 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will host a live streamed webinar on digital twins and HPC on Wednesday, April 19 from 3 to 3:40 pm Eastern Time. The webinar will be presented by Karen E. Willcox, director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, associate VP for research, and […]

insideHPC-Hyperion Research Interview: Argonne’s Rick Stevens on the Future of Everything – U.S. Post-Exascale Strategy, AI for Science, HPC in 2040 and an Aurora Install Update

In this interview conducted on behalf of HPC analyst firm Hyperion Research, we spoke with Argonne National Laboratory’s Rick Stevens about the present and future of HPC. The starting point for this conversation is a presentation Stevens gave at a Hyperion event in Washington related to implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act and includes his insights on the post-exascale build-out of an integrated network of U.S. supercomputing capacity (the Integrated Research Infrastructure, or IRI). We then look at AI for science and the use of data-driven modeling and simulation, which shows the potential to deliver major performance gains for researchers….

Intel Alters HPC-AI Roadmap: ‘Rialto Bridge’ GPU Discontinued

After business hours on Friday, Intel released information on a “streamlined and simplified” data center GPU roadmap with direct impact on HPC and AI. The new plan calls for the discontinuation of the “Rialto Bridge” GPU, which was to have succeeded the Ponte Vecchio chip that itself was delayed several years before shipments began last […]

ALCF Announces INCITE Hackathon, Applications Due March 8

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), together with NVIDIA and OpenACC, is co-organizing a hybrid hackathon to help research teams prepare for the upcoming 2024 INCITE call for proposals. Hackathon dates: April 18: Team/Mentor virtual meeting from 09:00 – 11:00 AM CT April 25: Virtual meeting 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM May 3-5: The event […]

Call for Nominations to Replace ASCR’s Barb Helland

A call for nominations has been issued to find a replacement for Barb Helland, the long-time and esteemed associate director for the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), by the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy. Helland will officially retire on January 15. Helland, known to be media-shy, has politely declined […]

Argonne: ATPESC 2023 Applications Due March 1

Jan. 4, 2023 — Applications are due Wednesday, March 1 for the annual Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), which will take place July 30-August 11, 2023 in the Chicago area. Apply here. There are no fees to participate in ATPESC. Domestic airfare, meals and lodging are also provided. The program offers the opportunity […]