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ALCF Deploys Testbed to Advance AI for Science

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is building a testbed comprised of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) platforms. Designed to explore the possibilities of high-performance computing (HPC) architectures, the ALCF AI Testbed will enable the facility and its user community to help define the role of AI accelerators in next-generation scientific machine learning. “The testbed combines a […]

Argonne Selects Altair Workload Manager for Polaris, Aurora

Simulation software company Altair has announced that Argonne National Laboratory will utilize Altair PBS Professional workload manager across the organization’s HPC systems at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF)  – including the Polaris and Aurora supercomputers – to accelerate research in science and engineering. PBS Professional – which replaces the ALCF’s in-house Cobalt workload manager […]

Preparing for Exascale: Aurora to Drive Brain Map Construction

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory will be home to one of the nation’s first exascale supercomputers when Aurora arrives in 2022. To prepare codes for the architecture and scale of the system, 15 research teams are taking part in the Aurora Early Science Program through the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a […]

ALCF, IIT Team Develops Benchmark for Scientific Deep Learning Efficiency

The emergence of deep learning techniques has provided a new tool for accelerating scientific exploration and discoveries. A group of researchers from the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) set out to improve the efficiency of deep learning-driven research by developing a new benchmark, named DLIO, to investigate the […]

Registration Open for ALCF Simulation, Data and Learning Workshop Oct. 5-7

Registration is now open for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Simulation, Data, and Learning Workshop, October 5-7, 2021. The event is designed to improve the performance of simulation, data science and machine learning applications on ALCF systems. Participants will work with ALCF staff experts during hands-on sessions, learning how to use tools and frameworks to […]

Argonne Picks AMD EPYC CPUs for Polaris

Santa Clara — Aug. 30, 2021 — AMD today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has chosen AMD EPYC processors to power the Polaris supercomputer (see earlier coverage), which will prepare researchers for the forthcoming exascale HPC system at Argonne called Aurora. Polaris will use 2nd Gen EPYC processors and then upgrade to 3rd Gen […]

New York Power Authority Turn to ALCF’s Theta Supercomputer for Climate Change Planning

The largest state public power entity in the U.S., the New York Power Authority (NYPA), is addressing critical, long-term planning challenges by assessing how its ability to generate, transmit and deliver electricity may be affected by climate change. For the first time, NYPA is evaluating its comprehensive climate risk with the help of the U.S. Department […]

ALCF GPU Hackathon and Computational Performance Workshop: Prepping Researchers for Current & Future HPC

As the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) continues its transition to deploying and operating supercomputers powered by graphics processing units (GPUs), training researchers to use the powerful new resources for science is becoming increasingly important. Last year, the facility expanded its Theta supercomputer with GPUs to provide a dedicated resource for COVID-19 research as well […]

DOE Resumes Webinar Series Aug. 4 on HPC Scientific Software Engineering Challenges and Best Practices

The IDEAS Productivity project, in partnership with the DOE Computing Facilities of the ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC and the DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has resumed the webinar series on Best Practices for HPC Software Developers, which began in 2016. To register for the event, go here. As part of this series, one-hour webinars are offered on topics in scientific […]

ALCF Developer Session: Inside the NVIDIA Ampere A100 GPU in ThetaGPU and Perlmutter

On Wednesday, July 28 at 11 am CT, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will present a developer session focused on utilization of the Nvidia Ampere A100 GPU in ALCF’s ThetaGPU and NERSC’s Perlmutter supercomputers. Registration is here. The Ampere A100 GPU builds on the performance of the NVIDIA V100 GPU and includes new features for […]