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Aurora on Schedule? Intel Says it’s Shipping Ponte Vecchio-Sapphire Rapids Blades to Argonne

The rumors had begun to cirulate – October is near, that starts the fourth quarter, 2023 isn’t far behind, all of which means Intel is coming up against a hard deadline to deliver its delayed Aurora exascale-class supercomputer to Argonne National Laboratory by the end of the year. Is another delay in the offing?
Then, yesterday, Intel tweeted this out: “Server blades with Intel 4th Gen Xeon and Ponte Vecchio, which uses Intel’s most advanced IP and packaging technology, are now shipping to Argonne National Labs to power the Aurora supercomputer!” And the tweet was backed by comments to the same effect from CEO Pat Gelsinger

OLCF Researchers Win R&D 100 Award for Flash-X Simulation Software

Oak Ridge, TN — A team that includes researchers from the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility recently received a U.S. Department of Energy R&D 100 Award for their work on Flash-X, a multiphysics simulation software package with applications that include modeling the collapse and explosion of a massive star core, better known as a supernova. […]

ALCF to Offer 8-Week Intro to AI-driven Science on Supercomputers — Student Training Series

Aug. 29, 2022 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will host a free, eight-week virtual training series to teach undergraduates and graduates the fundamentals of using world-class supercomputers to advance the use of AI for research.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays from September 20 – November 8, 2022, from 3-5 pm Central Time. The […]

ALCF to Hold Annual Simulation, Data and Learning Workshop Oct. 4-6

The ARgonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) will hold its annual Simulation, Data and Learning Workshop this October 4-6. The event is designed to help researchers improve the performance and productivity of simulation, data science, and machine learning applications on ALCF systems. Registration is here. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to: Work directly with ALCF […]

Argonne’s Polaris Supercomputer Deployed for Scientific Research

Argonne National Laboratory announced that the Polaris supercomputer, a 44-petaflops HPE system powered by AMD CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs, is now open to the research community. Researchers can apply for computing time through the ALCF’s Director’s Discretionary allocation program. Details on the system can be found here. The system, housed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility […]

ALCF to Hold Cerebras AI Testbed Workshop, Aug. 9-10

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) will hold a virtual AI testbed training event Aug. 9-10 that will introduce users to the Cerebras hardware and software stack. It will provide hands-on training to get started on the system in the ALCF AI Testbed.  Registration is here. Day 1 will focus on Cerebras hardware and software architecture. […]

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 (https://github.com/deephyper/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 […]