@HPCpodcast: Paul Messina and the Journey to Exascale

From the early days of supercomputing through the success of exascale supercomputing, few HPC luminaries have played as important and integral leadership role in HPC as Dr. Paul Messina. So as we observe Exascale Day today, we are delighted to discuss the exascale journey with someone instrumental to the 10 orders of magnitude of improvement in ….

Argonne Preps Aurora for Exascale Simulations of Nuclear Reactors

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are preparing to use Aurora, the laboratory’s upcoming exascale supercomputer, to delve into the inner mechanics of a variety of nuclear reactor models. These simulations promise an unprecedented level of detail, offering insights that could revolutionize reactor design by improving understanding of the intricate heat flows….

Sept. 8 Registration Deadline for October ALCF Hands-on HPC Workshop

Aug. 31, 2023 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will hold Hands-on HPC Workshop on October 10-12, 2023 at the TCS Conference Center at Argonne National Laboratory. Deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 8. Registration information can be found here. The workshop will provide hands-on time on Polaris and AI Testbeds focusing on porting applications […]

Exascale: Pursuing Clean Energy Catalysts with Aurora

Argonne National Laboratory has announced that researchers are developing exascale software tools to enable the design of new chemicals and chemical processes for clean energy production. ​Argonne is building one of the nation’s first exascale systems, Aurora. To prepare codes for the architecture and scale of the new supercomputer, 15 research teams are taking part […]

Intel Announces Installation of Aurora Blades Is Complete, Expects System to be First to Achieve 2 ExaFLOPS

Intel today announced the Aurora exascale-class supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory is now fully equipped with 10,624 compute blades. Putting a stake in the ground, Intel said in its announcement that “later this year, Aurora is expected to be the world’s first supercomputer to achieve a theoretical peak performance of more than 2 exaflops … […]

ALCF Starts Aurora Learning Path Series May 17

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will begin a new Aurora Learning Paths series on Wednesday, May 17 from 1:30-3:30 pm CT. Two more sessions will be held on June 14 and July 12. Registration is here. The three-part series will go into detail about how to apply key Intel architectural innovations and libraries via smart […]

ALCF Developer Session May 24: Preparing XGC and HACC to Run on the Aurora Exascale Supercomputer

May 1, 2023 — An Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) Developer Session will be held from 11-noon CT on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 on porting strategies for ALCF’s upcoming Aurora exascale-class supercomputer for two applications: the XGC gyrokinetic plasma physics code and the HACC cosmology code. Registration is here. Speakers will be Esteban Rangle, assistant […]

ALCF Digital Twins Webinar on April 19: How HPC is Personalizing the Future for Complex Systems

April 17, 2023 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will host a live streamed webinar on digital twins and HPC on Wednesday, April 19 from 3 to 3:40 pm Eastern Time. The webinar will be presented by Karen E. Willcox, director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, associate VP for research, and […]

insideHPC-Hyperion Research Interview: Argonne’s Rick Stevens on the Future of Everything – U.S. Post-Exascale Strategy, AI for Science, HPC in 2040 and an Aurora Install Update

In this interview conducted on behalf of HPC analyst firm Hyperion Research, we spoke with Argonne National Laboratory’s Rick Stevens about the present and future of HPC. The starting point for this conversation is a presentation Stevens gave at a Hyperion event in Washington related to implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act and includes his insights on the post-exascale build-out of an integrated network of U.S. supercomputing capacity (the Integrated Research Infrastructure, or IRI). We then look at AI for science and the use of data-driven modeling and simulation, which shows the potential to deliver major performance gains for researchers….

Intel Alters HPC-AI Roadmap: ‘Rialto Bridge’ GPU Discontinued

After business hours on Friday, Intel released information on a “streamlined and simplified” data center GPU roadmap with direct impact on HPC and AI. The new plan calls for the discontinuation of the “Rialto Bridge” GPU, which was to have succeeded the Ponte Vecchio chip that itself was delayed several years before shipments began last […]