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DOE SciDAC: $30M Awarded to 5 National Labs for Research on High Energy Physics through Advanced Computing

Sept. 21, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $30 million in funding for five projects in computation and simulation techniques and tools to understand the universe via collaborations that enable effective use of DOE high-performance computers. The Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) partnership in high energy physics brings together applied mathematicians and […]

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 […]

Amazon Web Services Joins Q-NEXT Quantum Research Center

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has become a member of Q-NEXT, a quantum research center developing the science and technology for controlling and distributing quantum information. Q-NEXT’s mission is to furthers quantum R&D and help create a quantum ecosystem by bringing together science organizations and commercial businesses to solve quantum technology challenges. With AWS as a member, Q-NEXT now […]

Argonne to Host ‘Future of Computing’ May 18

May 16, 2022 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will host a panel to discuss new paradigms in computing Wednesday, May 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Central Time. Argonne said the event is expected to draw approximately 500 scientists, researchers, engineers and industry professionals. Panelists will discuss new forms of computing for solving pressing […]

Argonne’s Globus Software Wins Award at 2021 Data Mover Challenge

Globus, a platform for research data management created by researchers at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, was named the Best Integrated Software Experience Award at the 2021 Data Mover Challenge. The award took place at a recent data moving competition held at the SupercomputingAsia conference to […]

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 […]

Former Intel HPC Leader Trish Damkroger Joins HPE as Chief Product Officer for HPC and AI

Damkroger joins HPE at a pivotal time for the company’s HPC organization as its customers at three US Department of Energy national laboratories transition to the exascale era — supercomputers capable of 10(18) calculations per second. As Hotard stated in his blog, “HPE is at the forefront of making exascale computing, a technological magnitude that will deliver 10X faster performance than the majority of today’s most powerful supercomputers, a soon-to-be reality. With the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy’s exascale system, Frontier, an HPE Cray EX supercomputer that will be hosted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, we are unlocking a new world of supercomputing.”

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: training@alcf.anl.gov The multi-day virtual event is designed to help teams of three to […]

@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.