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Lenovo Winterstock22: Festival of Solutions

[SPONSORED POST] Lenovo is gearing up for Winterstock22, our premier virtual event for all things HPC & AI. On the heels of retaining our position as the #1 Supercomputer provider on the TOP500, we’re kicking off a new year of faster, cooler, scalable and sustainable innovations. From January 24-27, 2022, we’ll take you through all the trending topics and latest solutions.

Exascale: ALCF and Intel to Host Aurora Learning Paths Series

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) in partnership with Intel will host the ALCF Aurora Learning Paths learning seriesto explore use of oneAPI and Data Parallel C++ (DPC++), Intel’s open-source implementation of SYCL, to demonstrate methods to achieve performant, portable code across five platforms available on the Intel Devcloud. There are four modules within the […]

Exascale: Rumors Circulate HPC Community Regarding Frontier’s Status

By now you may have expected a triumphant announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy that the Frontier supercomputer, slated to be installed by the end of 2021 as the first U.S. exascale-class system, has been stood up with all systems go. But as of now, DOE (whose Oak Ridge National Laboratory will house Frontier) […]

ALCF Announces Aurora Exascale Learning Paths Schedule

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility has announced its Aurora Learning Paths training series, in partnership with Intel, designed to advance development of applications for ALCF’s upcoming exascale supercomputer. The sessions will be held online from 10-11 am Central Time on January 12, February 9, March 9 and March 16, 2022. The featured speaker will be […]

Frontier Exascale Install Teams Win ORNL Director’s Award

Teams responsible for installation of the Frontier exascale supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory received recognition at ORNL’s Director’s Awards, an event hosted by lab Director Thomas Zacharia. Two teams received a Director’s Award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment for Mission Support for the design, construction and installation of Frontier, a system to be powered by […]

The Atos Perspective for Exascale – A Race Beyond 10^18

In this sponsored post, Agnès Boudot, SVP, Head of HPC, AI & Quantum at Atos, discusses how exascale means more than 10^18 or exaflops performance. For Atos, Exascale signifies delivering reliable, accurate, federated, and secured simulations anywhere (on-premises or in-the-cloud) at a reduced carbon footprint at exaflopic scale. Data is a crucial asset to society. The potential behind the data – the ultimate actionable insight generated from data, is the eventual game-changer in scientific and industry innovations and breakthroughs.

Meet OLCF’s Gina Tourassi, Director of National Center for Computational Sciences

Since Gina Tourassi began her career, computer science has come a long way. Tourassi learned programming in the 1980s starting with QBasic. It’s a programming environment that hasn’t been included with Microsoft operating systems for more than 20 years. When she first discovered her love of computational research, computer scientists were programming artificial intelligence (AI) […]

Thoughts on SC21: Exascale, TOP500, Diversity in HPC, Quantum, the Metaverse

We pulled together a quartet of HPC thought leaders from the technology analyst and national lab communities to gather their reflections on SC21, ranging from big-picture insights on how the event reflects the state of HPC to the keynotes, sessions and announcements they think were particularly notable. Topics covered: The need for diversity in recruiting […]

DoE: HPC4EI Solicitation to Connect Industry with Exascale HPC Resources

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million to connect industry partners with U.S. national laboratory high-performance computing (HPC) resources, including the new exascale systems to be installed at three labs starting with Frontier, at Oak Ridge, scheduled for later this year. DOE will award up to $300,000 […]

SC21: Three HPC Thought Leaders’ Planning Suggestions for the Hybrid Conference

SC21, the biggest HPC confab of the year, is upon us, and making the most of the hybrid conference calls for good time management. As an assist to both in-person and virtual attendees we spoke with three industry thought leaders – Katie Antypas of NERSC, Earl Joseph of Hyperion Research and Addison Snell of Intersect360 Research – about conference events they think will be noteworthy.

We cover key technologies to be covered by sessions and BOFs; significant HPC market trends (software, storage and cloud HPC in particular); the explosion of HPC+AI; the coming of exascale supercomputing….