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.

@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.

ISC 2023 Names LBNL’s John Shalf Program Chair

HAMBURG, Germany, September 28, 2022 – The organizers of ISC High Performance have announced that John Shalf, department head for Computer Science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), will be the ISC 2023 Program Chair. Shalf is is a nearly 30-year veteran of the HPC industry, having started at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications […]

DOE Picks Los Alamos Lab for $9.25M Nuclear Energy Research HPC Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to lead a $9.25 million, five-year collaborative project in nuclear energy research through the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program. SciDAC brings together researchers in science and energy with those in software development, applied mathematics, and computer science […]

Berkeley Lab Scientists Say Barium Titanate Could Revolutionize Low-Power Microelectronics

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  have turned a century-old material, barium titanate, into what the lab today said is “a next-gen, thin-film material that shows potential for achieving the memory storage properties necessary for developing low-power microelectronics.” “We’ve known about barium titanate for the better part of a century and we’ve known how to […]

Lawrence Berkeley’s Marques to Run Exascale Computing Project’s Training & Productivity Effort

April 26, 2022 — Osni Marques, a staff scientist in the Applied Math and Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has been tapped to lead the Training & Productivity (T&P) effort within the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project. He takes over for Ashley Barker of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Marques has been […]