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Exascale Computing Project Software Technology Issues Updated Capability Assessment Report

Jan. 15, 2021 — Tthe latest update (V2.5) of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Software Technology (ST) Capability Assessment Report (CAR) is now available here from the ECP website. It provides an overview and assessment of current ECP ST capabilities and activities, giving stakeholders and the broader high-performance computing (HPC) […]

The Case for ‘Center Class’ HPC: Think Tank Calls for $10B Fed Funding over Five Years

The Center for Data Innovation (CDI), a non-profit think tank that studies the intersection of data, technology and public policy, has gone to bat for increased federal funding for ‘center class’ and mid-range HPC systems, contending that “a decade of funding cuts at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has left the United States with an […]

‘Let’s Talk Exascale’: Storing and Managing Exa-class Data Volumes

In this new edition of “Let’s Talk Exascale” from the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, the ECP’s Scott Gibson talks with Jim Ahrens of Los Alamos National Laboratory about the project’s data and visualization portfolio. As Ahrens said in this interview, “We can compute much faster than we can save and store data these […]

NETL, Cerebras Claim CFD Milestone

A collaboration between DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and Cerebras Systems, maker of the CS-1 deep learning compute system,  has demonstrated that CS-1 could perform a key computational fluid dynamics (CFD) workload more than 200 times faster and at a fraction of the power consumption than the same workload on an optimized number of cores […]

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 […]

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. […]

PNNL’S CENATE Taps ML to Guard DOE Supercomputers Against Illegitimate Workloads

Pacific Northwest National Lab sent along this article today by PNNL’s Allan Brettman, who writes about the advanced techniques used by the lab’s Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation (CENATE) “to judge HPC workload legitimacy that is as stealthy as an undercover detective surveying the scene through a two-way mirror.” This includes machine learning methods, such […]

SC20: IDEAS Productivity Team Announces Software Events

The IDEAS Productivity Team and others in the HPC community are organizing software-related events at SC20, Nov. 9-19. IDEAS is a family of projects supported by the U.S. Department of Energy addressing challenges in HPC software development productivity and software sustainability in computational science and engineering. One of them, IDEAS-ECP, is supported by DOE’s Exascale Computing Project to […]

NNSA Purchasing $105M HPE Cray EX Supercomputer, to be Sited at Los Alamos

Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced a contract for a new HPE supercomputer to be installed in spring of 2022 with quadrupled performance over the existing system for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The $105 million HPE Cray EX supercomputer, called Crossroads, will replace Cray’s Trinity system and will be […]