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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 Names 5 New Distinguished Fellows

Argonne National Laboratory has named for 2021 five new Argonne Distinguished Fellows, the lab’s highest title: Pete Beckman, Lois Curfman McInnes and Rick Stevens from the Computing, Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) directorate; Jeffrey Elam from the Energy and Global Security (EGS) directorate; and Stephen Gray from the Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) directorate. Of […]

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 […]

How Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing HPC Simulations

Physics-based simulations, that staple of traditional HPC, may be evolving toward an emerging, AI-based technique that could radically accelerate simulation runs while cutting costs. Called “surrogate machine learning models,” the topic was a focal point in a keynote on Tuesday at the International Conference on Parallel Processing by Argonne National Lab’s Rick Stevens. Stevens, ANL’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

ALCF Computing Time Awarded to 16 projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 16 projects totaling 6.75 million node-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). Each year, the ASCR program, which manages some of the world’s most powerful supercomputing facilities, selects ALCC projects in areas that aim to further DOE […]