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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.

Argonne to Hold Feb. 17 ATPESC HPC Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

On Thursday, Feb. 17, Ray Loy, director of the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, will hold a training session at 1 pm Central Time. Go here to register. ATPESC provides intensive, two-week training on the key skills, approaches and tools to design, implement and execute computational science […]

Quantum: Argonne Reports Preservation of Qubit Memory for 5+ Seconds

A major challenge in quantum computing has been short lifespan of memory, or coherence, held in qubits, quantum’s version of a bit.  To date, information is stored in qubits for microseconds or milliseconds. But a team of researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have reported two advances to overcome common […]