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Argonne to Host DeepHyper Training Session July 15

June 23, 2022 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will host a virtual hands-on training session on DeepHyper (, on Friday, July 15 from 9 am to 4 pm Central Time. Registration is here, the deadline for registering is Thursday, July 1. Deep Hyper is a distributed automated machine learning (AutoML) software package for automating the […]

ALCF Developer Session June 30: Profiling Deep Learning Applications with NVIDIA Nsight

On Thursday, June 30 from 1-2 pm Centeral Time, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will hold a developer session on performance analysis techniques for deep learning applications using the NVIDIA Nsight Systems profiling tool to peek under the covers. The session will cover how to collect performance information for the neural network layers to relate […]

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 […]

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 […]

INCITE Issues Call for Papers for HPC-intensive Research Proposals

INCITE, the Department of Energy’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment program, has issued a call for proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research projects through June 17, 2022. For more information, read the INCITE announcement. For details on proposal requirements, visit the INCITE website. INCITE’s open call provides an opportunity for researchers to pursue […]

ALCF to Hold Polaris HPC Developer Session Online April 27

On Wednesday, April 27, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will offer an overview of the ALCF’s latest high performance compute system for its user community. Polaris is a HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10+ with Nvidia GPUs and is currently number 12 on the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The event is scheduled from […]

ALCF and NVIDIA to Hold July GPU Hackathon; Applications Due May 24

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, in collaboration with NVIDIA, will host a free GPU hackathon on July 19 and July 26-28, 2022. Applications to participate are due May 24, 2022. More information is available here. Those with questions should contact ALCF at: The multi-day virtual event is designed to help teams of three to […]

Registration Opens for ALCF HPC Computational Performance Workshop: May 24-26

March 24, 2022 — Registration is now open for the virtual ALCF Computational Performance Workshop, May 24-26, 2022, an opportunity to work with staff and industry experts to achieve computational readiness on ALCF computing resources. The goal: boost code performance during collaborative online sessions with ALCF and industry professionals. Go here for more information or […]

@HPCpodcast: Argonne’s Rick Stevens Surveys Trends and Technologies Driving AI for Science — Part 1

If HPC had a band of rock stars, Rick Stevens might well be lead guitarist and do the vocals. The associate lab director and Exascale Computing Initiative leader at Argonne National Lab (and professor at the University of Chicago) has one of the most impressive records of sustained achievement in the HPC community. Here, in part one of a two-part episode of the @HPCpodcast, Stevens takes up the topic of AI is changing the face of science from the points of view of a scientist and a computer scientist.

Exascale: Aurora Early Adopter Series March 30 – Data Parallel Python, Bringing oneAPI to Python

March 4, 2022 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) will hold an online event on Wednesday, March 30 at 11 am Central Time as part of its Aurora Early Adopter Series – Praveen Kundurthy,  Intel senior technical evangelist, AI and oneAPI,  will cover how Data Parallel Python can be used to develop high-performing code […]