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Los Alamos, PNNL, Univ. of New Mexico Researchers to Lead $70M DOE HPC Climate Model Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $70 million in funding for seven projects intended to improve climate prediction and aid in the fight against climate change. The research will be used to accelerate development of DOE’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), enabling scientific discovery through collaborations between climate scientists, computer scientists and […]

Los Alamos Claims Quantum Machine Learning Breakthrough: Training with Small Amounts of Data

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced a quantum machine learning “proof” they say shows that training a quantum neural network requires only a small amount of data, “(upending) previous assumptions stemming from classical computing’s huge appetite for data in machine learning, or artificial intelligence.” The lab said the theorem has direct applications, including […]

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 […]

NNSA Completes LLNL Exascale Facility for El Capitan

WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the completion of construction on the Exascale Computing Facility Modernization project at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. The project upgraded the electrical and mechanical capabilities of the Livermore Computing Center, which will enable the facility to power the first […]

@HPCpodcast: HPC Storage Rock Star Gary Grider Talks How We Got Here and Where We’re Going Shahin and I are in violent agreement: if you’re interested in high performance storage, if major milestone in the development of HPC storage technology over the last 30-plus years interests you, if you want a peek at future forward leaps in HPC storage technology, then this is an @HPCpodcast episode for you. Our special […]

Los Alamos Names 3 Athena Engineering Scholars

The Athena Engineering Scholars Program is designed to inspire women to achieve their full potential as future leaders in engineering. The Athena Program is open to all LANL women, students and staff who are interested in pursuing a graduate engineering degree. The program offers educational assistance for engineering graduate degrees to highly qualified and motivated […]

Intel Launches 2nd Loihi Neuromorphic Chip; LANL Investigating ‘Trade-offs’ Between Quantum and Neuromorphic Computing

Intel today released an update on its neuromorphic computing strategy, introducing Loihi 2, its second-generation neuromorphic research chip, and Lava, an open-source software framework for developing “neuro-inspired” applications. Intel said Loihi 2 incorporates learnings from three years of use with the first-generation Loihi chip and leverages progress in Intel’s process technology and asynchronous design methods. The new […]

DOE: $26M Awarded to Labs, Universities to Advance Chemical Materials Sciences with Data Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $26 million in research funding to harness research tools for clean energy solutions. The 10 projects announced today will help scientists to unleash the power of data science —including artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML)—on experiments, theory, and computation-based methods to tackle the basic science challenges that will […]

NGD Joins LANL’s Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium for HPC Storage Offloads

Los Alamos National Laboratory and NGD Systems are partnering through LANL’s Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) to explore scalable computational storage offloads for ultrascale high performance computing (HPC) simulation environments. “Computational storage devices become a key source of acceleration when we are able to directly interpret the data within the storage device,” said Brad Settlemyer, senior […]

Energy Secretary Recognizes Los Alamos Project Management for Exascale Class Computer Cooling Project

The team responsible for managing the Exascale Class Computing Cooling Equipment (ECCCE) project at Los Alamos National Laboratory was recognized by the Secretary of Energy with an Achievement Award last week. Construction of the project was completed last year, 10 months early and $20 million under budget, according to LANL. “The ECCCE project required bringing […]