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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Argonne Scientists Using DL to Visualize X-ray Data in 3D

JULY 26, 2021 – A team of Argonne scientists has leveraged artificial intelligence to train computers to keep up with the massive amounts of X-ray data taken at the Advanced Photon Source. Scientists are using artificial intelligence to train computers to process the reams of data produced by the Advanced Photon Source. Computers have been able […]

Duality Quantum Accelerator Accepts 6 into Inaugural Cohort

Duality, the nation’s first accelerator exclusively for quantum companies, has accepted six startups for Cohort 1. Duality is led by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago and the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), along with founding partners, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Argonne National Laboratory, and P33.  Launched in April 2021, Duality is the first-of-its-kind accelerator […]

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 […]

HPC in the News: Data Management Automation and Faster Processor Gates; Intel and TSMC in Arizona, Europe

The everlasting rat’s nest that is scientific computing data management, the permanent quest for more advanced-level processing power, and investments in new fabs for advanced chips are HPC topics in the news this week. Taking on data management at the upper reaches of data-intensive workloads is Harvard University Associate Professor Stratos Idreos, who two years […]