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SC19 to Host BoF Meeting on Americas HPC Collaboration

SC19 will host a BoF Meeting on Americas HPC Collaboration. This third BoF Americas HPC Collaboration seeks to showcase collaboration opportunities and experiences between different HPC Networks and Laboratories from countries of the American continent. “The goal of this BoF is to show the current state of the art in continental collaboration in HPC, latest developments of regional collaborative networks and, to update the roadmap for the next two years for the Americas HPC partnerships.”

Steve Tuecke from Globus passes away

It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news of the death of our dear friend and colleague Steve Tuecke on November 2, 2019. “Steve was also a consummate architect of organizations. Argonne’s Distributed Systems Lab, the international Globus Alliance, the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago, the Globus team – each of these organizations was shaped by Steve’s vision, his often iconoclastic approach, and his talent for recruiting exceptional people.”

Quantum Computing: The Why and How

Jonathan Baker from the University of Chicago gave this talk at the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing. “Jonathan is studying quantum architectures, specifically how to map quantum algorithms more efficiently to near term devices. Additionally, he is interested in multivalued logic and taking advantage of quantum computing’s natural access to higher order states and using these states to make computation more efficient.”

Ian Foster named DOE Distinguished Scientist Fellow

In this video, Ian Foster from Argonne accepts his award naming him as one of the DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows. “Foster was honored “for trailblazing work in distributed and high performance computing with fundamental and long-lasting impacts on both computer science as a discipline and the practice of computing across the Office of Science.”

First Annual Exascale Day on 10/18 to Celebrate Supercomputing Discoveries

“Exascale Day celebrates the scientists and researchers who make breakthrough discoveries with the help of some of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Exascale Day celebrates those who keep asking what if, why not, and what’s next — with the advanced technology to attain the answers. The founding organizations have established National Exascale Day as a registered holiday to be celebrated annually on October 18 (1018).”

Video: Exascale Computing Project Application Development

Andrew Siegel from Argonne gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “The Exascale Computing Project is accelerating delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem for breakthroughs in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and national security. ECP is chartered with accelerating delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem to provide breakthrough modeling and simulation solutions to address the most critical challenges in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and national security.”

Video: AI for Science

Rick Stevens from Argonne gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Argonne has launched an “AI for Science” initiative aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of AI approaches in scientific and engineering domains with the goal to accelerate research and development breakthroughs in energy, basic science, medicine, and national security, especially where we have significant volumes of data and relatively less developed theory. AI methods allow us to discover patterns in data that can lead to experimental hypotheses and thus link data driven methods to new experiments and new understanding.”

Deep Learning at scale for the construction of galaxy catalogs

A team of scientists is now applying the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance supercomputers to accelerate efforts to analyze the increasingly massive datasets produced by ongoing and future cosmological surveys. “Deep learning research has rapidly become a booming enterprise across multiple disciplines. Our findings show that the convergence of deep learning and HPC can address big-data challenges of large-scale electromagnetic surveys.”

DOE Funds Argonne for better materials and chemistry through data science

Argonne is one of five national laboratories and fourteen universities awarded three-year grants under a DOE Funding Opportunity titled ​“Data Science for Discovery in Chemical and Materials Sciences.” Argonne was awarded funding for two research projects. Total funding will be nearly $4.75 million over three years.

HPC Market Update from Hyperion Research

In this video from the HPC User Forum at Argonne, Earl Joseph from Hyperion Research presents and HPC Market Update. The company helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy.