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LLNL’s Lori Diachin Named Director of Exascale Computing Project

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Lori Diachin will take over as director of the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project on June 1, “guiding the successful, multi-institutional high-performance computing effort through its final stages,” ECP said in its announcement. Diachin, who is currently the principal deputy associate director for LLNL’s Computing Directorate, has served as ECP’s […]

Let’s Talk Exascale: ALCF’s Katherine Riley Talks Aurora Deployment, Impactful Science and Partnering with ECP

In this episode of the “Let’s Talk Exascale” podcast, the Exascale Computing Project’s (ECP) Scott Gibson talks with Katherine Riley, director of science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Her mission is to lead a team of ALCF computational science experts who work with facility users to maximize their use of the facility’s computing resources. […]

Call for Nominations to Replace ASCR’s Barb Helland

A call for nominations has been issued to find a replacement for Barb Helland, the long-time and esteemed associate director for the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), by the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy. Helland will officially retire on January 15. Helland, known to be media-shy, has politely declined […]

Argonne: ATPESC 2023 Applications Due March 1

Jan. 4, 2023 — Applications are due Wednesday, March 1 for the annual Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), which will take place July 30-August 11, 2023 in the Chicago area. Apply here. There are no fees to participate in ATPESC. Domestic airfare, meals and lodging are also provided. The program offers the opportunity […]

Let’s Talk Exascale: The Why Behind HPC-class Scientific Simulations

This episode of the Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, produced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, features a discussion between ECP host Scott Gibson and Bronson Messer, who offers insights on computer modeling and simulation for advancing science. Messer is a distinguished scientist and director of science at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing […]

Getting to Exascale Day 2022 with an Exascale System Wasn’t Easy

Finally, after 15-plus years of intellectual strain (planning), bureaucratic wrangling (budgeting), technical toil (system building) and, probably, some tears, the HPC community has arrived at an Exascale Day, October 18 (1018), on which we actually have a certified exaFLOPS supercomputer: Frontier, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Exascale is no longer in the future, it’s here, […]

@HPCpodcast: UC Berkeley’s and LBNL’s Kathy Yelick on Exascale, the Future of Supercomputing, Partitioned Global Address Space and Diversity in HPC

Today, on the eve of Exascale Day, the @HPCpodcast is delighted to have Kathy Yelick as our special guest to observe Oct. 18 (1018 – a billion billion calculations per second). Dr. Yelick is the Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and the Vice Chancellor for Research at UC Berkeley, and Senior Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

OLCF’s Doug Kothe on Pushing Frontier Across the Exascale Line and the Future of Leadership Supercomputers

Everyone involved in the Frontier supercomputer project got a taste of what a moonshot is like. Granted, lives were not on the line with Frontier as they were when Armstrong and Aldrin went to the moon in 1969. But in other ways there are parallels between the space mission and standing up Frontier, the world’s […]

Exascale: ECP’s QMCPACK Project for Predicting and Controlling Materials

In this episode of the Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, produced by  DOE’s Exascale Computing Project, the topic is an ECP subproject called QMCPACK, which aims to find, predict, and control materials from first principles with predictive accuracy. This episode offers a conversation with QMCPACK’s principle investigator, Paul Kent, a distinguished R&D staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The discussion

ORNL Director Zacharia to Retire

Dr. Thomas Zacharia announced his retiremnt as director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the end of 2022, the culmination of a 35-year career at the science and energy laboratory. The news follows another significant upper management change at the lab last month — the retirement of  Dr. Jeff A. Nichols as associate laboratory director […]