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The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Los Alamos’ Gary Grider Argues Efficiency in HPC Is King and Laments Simulation’s ‘Raw Deal’

It might surprise you to know that Gary Grider, HPC Division Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is less interested in FLOPS than efficiency. In this interview, he explains why “FLOPS” hasn’t appeared in Los Alamos RFPs over the last decade. He also talks about his greatest HPC concern: decreasing interest in classical simulation in […]

Combustion Pioneer Jacqueline Chen Named Department of Energy Fellow

Jacqueline Chen, whose work on fundamental turbulence-chemistry interactions in combustion helped advance the design of automotive, gas turbine and jet engines, was selected by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science as a distinguished scientist fellow — one of only eight researchers in the nation to hold the distinction. Chen, a senior scientist in the […]

Class of 26 joins DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

A class of 26 future high-performance computing (HPC) leaders is enrolled at U.S. universities this fall with support from the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). Including the new fellows, the program has sponsored more than 500 students at more than 65 universities since it was launched in 1991. Only about 5 […]

DOE Launches $115M, 5-Year Effort to Create 5 Quantum Research Centers

Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the creation of five new Quantum Information Science Research Centers, led by DOE’s National Laboratories, including Q-NEXT, led by  Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Ill. Q-NEXT will be funded by DOE at $115 million over five years, with $15 million in fiscal […]

DOD Inks $32M HPC Deal with Liqid; Forms AI Partnership with DOE, Microsoft

The Department of Defense has made HPC news twice in the last few days – in one, the Army will spend $32 million on supercomputing technology from composable infrastructure vendor Liqid; in the other, DOD will partner with the Department of Energy and Microsoft to develop AI algorithms to support natural disaster first responders. In […]

Let’s Talk Exascale Podcast – ECP Leadership Discuss Project Highlights, Challenges, Impact

The U.S. Department of Energy’s  Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is tasked with guiding the U.S. effort to build a “capable exascale ecosystem” by the early to mid-2020s and is part of the Exascale Computing Initiative, a partnership between DOE’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration. In this podcast, members of ECP’s leadership […]

DOE Unveils Blueprint for ‘Unhackable’ Quantum Internet: Central Roles for Argonne, Univ. of Chicago, Fermilab

At a press conference held today at the University of Chicago, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) unveiled a strategy for the development of a national quantum internet intended to bring “the United States to the forefront of the global quantum race and usher in a new era of communications.” An outgrowth of the National Quantum […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Rich Brueckner and Mike Bernhardt Talk Exascale and HPC Marketing: How the HPC Community Tells its Story to the World

After more than three decades in supercomputing as a strategic marketing and communications executive, Mike Bernhardt has seen the HPC community evolve through the many phases of its existence. A “Perennial” (see below) at the annual SC industry conference, Bernhardt remains fascinated by the connection between leading-edge computation and scientific discovery. “In many ways, it’s […]

Thomas Sterling Eulogizes Rich Brueckner, Ann Redelfs, Steve Tuecke, Lucy Nowell: 4 Leaders Lost to the HPC Community

At his annual keynote address closing out the ISC 2020 conference, Thomas Sterling, Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering at the University of Indiana, eulogized four members of the HPC community who died over the past year. Here are excerpts from his remarks: It’s my sad duty to, but certainly a responsibility, to note some of […]

Sandia Selects SoftIron File and Object Storage for Stria Cluster

Sandia National Laboratories Vanguard program has selected SoftIron, Ltd., to provide supplemental file and object storage for Sandia’s ARM-based Stria high performance computing cluster.

Stria supports the petascale Astra supercomputer – which Sandia said is the fastest ARM-based system on the TOP500 listing of the world’s most powerful computers – as a development system for preparing software releases and codes to be used on Astra.