@HPCpodcast: John Shalf on the ‘Attack of the Killer Chiplets’ and the Future of HPC

Special guest and last year’s ISC program chair John Shalf joins Shahin and Doug in this episode of the @HPCpodcast, sponsored by Lenovo, to discuss the rise of specialized architectures to boost HPC performance in the post-Moore’s Law era. It’s a topic ….

ISC 2024’s Wednesday Keynote: Two Trends Transforming HPC

Overarching both themes is the slowing of Moore’s Law, the deceleration of improvement in HPC performance combined with increasing costs for new generations of systems. In addition, implementing and realizing the benefits of new systems is slowing ….

LBNL Leads Quantum Data Storage, Visualization Project

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has announced that national lab and university researchers recently released two papers introducing new methods of data storage and analysis to make quantum computing more practical and exploring how visualization helps in understanding quantum computing. “This work represents significant strides in understanding and harnessing current quantum devices for data encoding, processing, and visualization,” […]

LBNL Researchers to Be Presented Hans Meuer Award at ISC 2024

Hamburg, Germany, March 22 – This year’s Hans Meuer Award recipients are a team of five researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for their evaluation of the classical HPC hardware requirements for large-scale quantum computations. The Hans Meuer Award is an annual award presented at ISC High Performance. It recognizes the most outstanding research paper […]

HPC System Analyst Jackie Scoggins Reflects on Her Time at NERSC

As part of cthe 50th anniversary celebrations for the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), “In Their Own Words” is a Q&A series featuring voices from across the NERSC landscape, past and present, about their experiences at NERSC. Jackie Scoggins arrived at NERSC in 1996 as a system analyst and administrator for the Computational […]

Announcing insideHPC’s New National Lab News Portal

Today marks the launch of insideHPC’s new National Lab News portal, a service for the HPC community that highlights and aggregates the use of HPC technologies at supercomputing centers in the United States and around the world. You can access the portal by clicking on the header in the insideHPC navigation bar, (“National Lab News”), articles will be listed….

DOE Funds $30M for Research to Accelerate Scientific Advances at National Labs

Sept. 27, 2023 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $30 million in funding for three projects to increase scientific productivity and discoveries across DOE light source, neutron source, and high-performance computing and networking facilities. The national laboratory-led collaborative projects are: A center for advanced mathematics for energy research applications led by Lawrence Berkeley National […]

IBM Reports Accurate Quantum at 100+ Qubits

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced what the company said is a breakthrough in quantum computing, published on the cover of the scientific journal Nature, demonstrating for the first time that quantum systems can produce accurate results at a scale of 100+ qubits “reaching beyond leading classical approaches.” An IBM research team  conducted an experiment that […]

NERSC RFP: 40 ExaFLOPS Mixed Precision Expected from Perlmutter AI Supercomputer Successor

Last August, NERSC (the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced its intent to commission “NERSC-10,” a next-generation supercomputer to be delivered “in the 2026 timeframe” for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science research community. The system will succeed Perlmutter, the 6,000 NVIDIA GPU-powered (with AMD CPUs), 4-exaFLOPS […]

A Year of Quantum Information Science on NERSC’s Perlmutter Supercomputer

Last November, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory launched its QIS@Perlmutter program to provide researchers working on quantum information science (QIS) problems with supercomputing resources, while also exploring how QIS could benefit high-performance computing (HPC). NERSC is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) computing facility that provides supercomputing and other scientific computing resources to thousands of researchers each year. Among these researchers, QIS experts from government, industry, and academia are interested in using supercomputers at NERSC and other HPC centers to advance quantum technologies and study untapped questions in quantum-driven sciences such as materials, chemistry, and physics.