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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 on AI for Science (Part 2) – Coming Breakthroughs, Ethics and the Replacement of Scientists by Robots

In part 2 of our not-to-be-missed @HPCpodcast with Argonne National Laboratory Associate Director Rick Stevens, he discusses some of the important advances that had, by 2015, likely ended the cycle of AI for science winters. He also delves into the major challenges in AI for science, such as building models that are transparent and unbiased while also robust and secure. And Stevens looks at important upcoming AI for science breakthrough use cases, including the welcome news – for researchers beset by mountains of scientific papers – of utilizing large natural language modeling to ingest and collate existing knowledge of a scientific problem, enabling analysis of the literature that, Stevens said, goes well beyond a Google search….

@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 […]

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 […]