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An Update on Aurora Exascale Readiness at Argonne

For a number of years, Intel has provided the Advisor and VTune performance profiling software for CPU-based Intel architectures. In advance of the delivery of the ALCF’s Intel-HPE exascale system, Aurora, in 2022, Intel has been extending those tools to its Xe GPU architecture. Because the Aurora software development kit (SDK) incorporates multiple major programming models—such as DPC++/SYCL, OpenMP Target offloading (for C, C++ and Fortran), OpenCL, Kokkos, and RAJA—those tools need to be tested across every combination of programming model. Many important applications being developed under DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) integrate Intel’s optimized math libraries to maximize their performance; it is therefore crucial that Advisor and VTune are able to capture their performance characteristics seamlessly.

ALCF Webinar May 26: NVIDIA Profiling Tools Ecosystem for HPC and AI

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) on May 26 will host a webinar in which NVIDIA will present their profiling tools, Nsight Systems and Nsight Compute, and will discuss how they are used in HPC and AI use cases. Registration is here. Nsight Systems is NVIDIA’s application/system level profiling tool that collects a timeline of […]

Caterpillar and Argonne Use HPC to Simulate Better Efficiency, Reduced Emissions in Diesel Engines

Heavy-duty diesel engines power most large vehicles used in the construction, mining and transportation industries in the United States. To tackle problems of fuel efficiency and pollution, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory joined forces with Caterpillar Inc., manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, using Argonne’s HPC resources, to develop designs […]

Univ. of Chicago’s Polsky Center Launches Venture Conference for Midwest Deep Tech Startups from Universities and National Labs

CHICAGO– The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of DeepTechU, a venture conference showcasing deep tech innovation and 48 investor-ready companies from universities and national labs. The virtual conference will take place April 20-22, 2021, and feature quick pitches as well as discussions with industry experts and entrepreneurs. The conference […]

University of Chicago’s Polsky Center and Chicago Quantum Exchange Launch Program Supporting Quantum Startups

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Quantum Exchange today announced the launch of Duality, the first U.S. accelerator program for startup companies in quantum science and technology, according to the organizations. “Duality’s purpose is to help quantum startups bridge the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace that is a critical barrier to […]

Porting a Particle-in-Cell Code to Exascale Architectures

By Nils Heinonen on behalf of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility As part of a series aimed at sharing best practices in preparing applications for Aurora, we highlight researchers’ efforts to optimize codes to run efficiently on graphics processing units. Take advantage of upgrades being made to high-level, non-machine-specific libraries and programming models Developed in […]

3 National Labs Join ATOM Consortium for Drug Discovery

MARCH 29, 2021 — The Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) consortium today announced the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne, Brookhaven and Oak Ridge national laboratories are joining the consortium to further develop ATOM’s artificial intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery platform. The public-private ATOM consortium aims to transform drug discovery from a slow, sequential and high-risk process […]

 Preparing for Exascale: ALCF’s Aurora Early Science Program and Visualizing Cancer’s Spread

Scientists are preparing a cancer modeling study to run on Argonne’s upcoming Aurora supercomputer before it goes online in 2022. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will be home to one of the nation’s first exascale supercomputers – Aurora is scheduled to arrive in 2022. To prepare codes for the architecture and scale of […]

‘Intel Is Back’: Gelsinger Delivers Upbeat Update, Expanded Manufacturing in U.S., Europe

New Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger delivered an upbeat corporate update this afternoon in the form of a webinar that emphasized Intel’s integrated device manufacturing, “IDM.2.0” strategy for manufacturing and product development that combines the company’s internal network of factories with third-party outsourced capacity and new Intel foundries in the U.S. and Europe. “As I hope […]

NERSC, ALCF, Codeplay Partner on SYCL GPU Compiler

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) are working with Codeplay Software to enhance the LLVM SYCL GPU compiler capabilities for Nvidia A100 GPUs. The collaboration is designed to help NERSC and ALCF users, along with the HPC community in general, produce […]