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Argonne’s Rick Stevens named ACM Fellow

Rick Stevens has been named a Fellow of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM). Stevens is associate laboratory director of the Computing, Environment and Life Sciences directorate at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and a professor of computer science at the University of Chicago. Stevens was honored “for outstanding contributions in […]

At SC20: Intel Provides Aurora Update as Argonne Developers Use Intel Xe-HP GPUs in Lieu of ‘Ponte Vecchio’

In an update to yesterday’s “Bridge to ‘Ponte Vecchio'” story, today we interviewed, Jeff McVeigh, Intel VP/GM of data center XPU products and solutions, who updated us on developments at Intel with direct bearing on Aurora, including the projected delivery of Ponte Vecchio (unchanged); on Aurora’s deployment (sooner than forecast yesterday by industry analyst firm Hyperion Research); on Intel’s “XPU” cross-architecture strategy and its impact on Aurora application development work ongoing at Argonne; and on the upcoming release of the first production version of oneAPI (next month), Intel’s cross-architecture programming model for CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and other accelerators.

At SC20: A Bridge to ‘Ponte Vecchio’: Argonne Aurora Developers Using Substitute Intel Xe-HP GPUs

Intel and Argonne National Laboratory said today they are using GPUs based on Intel’s Xe-HP microarchitecture and Intel oneAPI toolkits for development of scientific applications to be used on the Aurora exascale system — in anticipation of later delivery of Intel 7nm ‘Ponte Vecchio’ GPUs, which will drive Aurora when the delayed system is deployed […]

INCITE Awards HPC Time to 51 Research Projects on ORNL, Argonne Supercomputers

  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced allocations of supercomputer access to 51 high-impact computational science projects for 2021 through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. These awards, which will pursue transformational advances in science and engineering, account for 60 percent of the available time on the leadership-class supercomputers at DOE’s Argonne National […]

Argonne to Share Scientific HPC Advances at SC20

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory will share their latest advances in high performance computing (HPC) at SC20, held virtually Nov. 9–19, 2020. More than 90 Argonne researchers will contribute to conference activities and studies on topics from exascale computing and big data analysis to artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing. Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and […]

DOE to Provide $32M for Advanced Chemical Sciences Software

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to provide up to $32 million for research to advance the development of sophisticated software for the chemical sciences. The effort aims to take advantage of the DOE national laboratories’ rapidly advancing supercomputing capabilities, including emerging exascale systems capable of a billion-billion operations per […]

Five Argonne Researchers Named 2020 Distinguished Fellows

Five leading researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have been recognized as Argonne Distinguished Fellows, the highest professional scientific rank accorded by the laboratory. The new fellows “have earned international recognition for their work and demonstrate the type of leadership that enables Argonne to accelerate science and technology for U.S. […]

DOE Under Secretary for Science Dabbar’s Exascale Update: Frontier to Be First, Aurora to Be Monitored

As Exascale Day (October 18) approaches, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar has commented on the hottest exascale question of the day: which of the country’s first three systems will be stood up first? In a recent, far-reaching interview with us, Dabbar confirmed what has been expected for more than two months, that the first U.S. exascale system will not, as planned, be the Intel-powered Aurora system at Argonne National Laboratory. It will instead be HPE-Cray’s Frontier, powered by AMD CPUs and GPUs and designated for Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Quantum: UChicago Researchers Show Qubits Retaining Information for Hours or Longer — ‘An Eternity’

Touting major potential implications for quantum computing, researchers at the University of Chicago have released a study in which they demonstrated control of “quantum memories of silicon carbide,” the ability to control individual quantum bits — qubits — that retain information for hours or possibly days, instead of fractions of a second. In a paper […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Argonne’s David Martin Talks Industrial HPC and Accessible Exascale

David Martin manages the Industry Partnerships and Outreach program at Argonne National Laboratory, and in this interview he talks about the never ending, always expanding demand for more power from HPC users – and the potential for the upcoming exascale systems, including Argonne’s Aurora, may be more accessible than might be expected. “I think that […]