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DOE Announces $78M for Research in High Energy Physics

July 13, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $78 million in funding for 58 research projects intended to spur discoveries in high energy physics. The projects—housed at 44 colleges and universities across 22 states—are exploring the fundamental science about the universe that also underlies technological advancements in medicine, computing, energy technologies, […]

DOE Announces 18 Public-Private Partnership Awards to Advance Fusion Energy

July 6, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced awards for 18 projects with private industry to enhance collaboration with DOE national laboratories and U.S. universities to take on challenges in fusion energy development. The 18 selected projects include representation from 10 private companies. The full list of planned awards can be […]

@HPCpodcast: Horst Simon on DOE’s Post-Exascale HPC Vision – More Flexibility, More Vendor Diversity; the Start of a New Leadership-class Supercomputing Market?

Following DOE’s next-gen supercomputing Request for Information (RFI) issued last week, we discussed what it all may mean with Dr. Horst Simon, Special Advisor to the Laboratory Director at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and co-editor of the TOP500 list since 2000. He takes us through the current (though fungible) state of DOE’s post-exascale vision, the implications of an Advanced Computing Ecosystem (ACE) outlined in the RFI and the possible emergence of a new, more vendor-diverse leadership-class systems market.

DOE Awards 18M HPC Node Hours to 45 ASCR Projects, Including Access to Perlmutter, Polaris and Frontier

June 29, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that 18 million node-hours have been awarded to 45 scientific projects under the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) program. The projects, with applications ranging from advanced energy systems to climate change to cancer research, will use DOE supercomputers with the goal of uncovering […]

DOE Document Reveals Next-Gen Supercomputing Strategy: A Move to More Modular, Faster Upgrade Cycles

Less than a month after its Frontier system broke the exascale performance barrier and won the no. 1 supercomputing world ranking, the U.S. Department of Energy today issued an RFI revealing its strategic thinking for the next generation of leadership-class supercomputers extending out to 2030. The document calls for “the development of an approach that […]

DOE Announces Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winners

June 21, 2022 — Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced 10 U.S. scientists and engineers as recipients of the prestigious Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their exceptional contributions in research and development supporting the Energy Department’s missions in science, energy, and national security. The 2021 Ernest O. Lawrence Award recipients are: Matthew C. […]

DOE CSGF Names 33 Graduate Fellows

Ames, Iowa — May 16, 2022 — The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) will receive 33 new graduate students for 2022-23 — the program’s largest class on record. The new fellows will attend a total of 19 universities across the country as they learn to apply high-performance computing (HPC) to research […]

DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program Selects 80 U.S. Graduate Students

May 3, 2022 — The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science has selected 80 graduate students representing 27 states for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program’s 2021 Solicitation 2 cycle. Through world-class training and access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources at DOE national laboratories, SCGSR prepares graduate students to enter jobs […]

DOE Announces $10M for Novel Algorithms for Understanding Energy Systems and Processes

April 19, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million for basic research in the design, development, and scalability of randomized algorithms for scientific computing. The funding opportunity announcement, sponsored by the Advanced Scientific Computing Research program within the Department’s Office of Science, can be found here. “Randomized algorithms are accelerating the time to […]

DOE’s ASCR: $20M for Extreme-Scale Science Research

April 18, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $20 million in basic research to explore potentially high-impact approaches in extreme-scale science and scientific computing. The Funding Opportunity Announcement, sponsored by the Advanced Scientific Computing Research program within the Department’s Office of Science, can be found here. “Disruptive technology changes, due to advances in high-end computing […]