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 […]

D-Wave, Los Alamos Isolate Emergent Magnetic Monopoles Using Quantum-annealing Computer

Using a D-Wave quantum-annealing computer as a testbed, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have shown that it is possible to isolate so-called emergent magnetic monopoles, a class of quasiparticles, creating a new approach to developing “materials by design.” “We wanted to study emergent magnetic monopoles by exploiting the collective dynamics of qubits,” said Cristiano […]

Los Alamos in R&D Pact with Quantum Computing Inc. for Exascale and Petascale Simulations

Quantum Computing Inc., a Leesburg, VA-based company focused on bridging classical and quantum computing, today announced a three-year cooperative research and development agreement with Los Alamos National Laboratory. QCI will collaborate with Los Alamos scientists through its administrator, Triad National Security, LLC, on a key component of large-scale simulations that are critical for a range […]

Los Alamos National Lab 1st to Receive Nvidia ‘Grace’ Arm CPU-based  Supercomputer

April 12, 2021 – Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the first United States customer to receive a supercomputer based on Nvidia’s new “Grace” Arm-based CPU, announced today, with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as the system provider. Delivery is targeted for early 2023. The Grace CPU is an Arm-based processor built for data-intensive applications requiring […]

Los Alamos Teams with Fungible for Processing Offloading to Network and Storage for Complex Simulations

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) and Fungible Inc., a data-centric computing company, today announced a collaboration targeting complex physical simulation problems. The collaboration will initially explore scalability of computational NVMe over fabrics and will demonstrate offload of analytics functions on data produced by extreme scale physical simulation. “We’ve identified the […]

‘Let’s Talk Exascale’: Storing and Managing Exa-class Data Volumes

In this new edition of “Let’s Talk Exascale” from the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, the ECP’s Scott Gibson talks with Jim Ahrens of Los Alamos National Laboratory about the project’s data and visualization portfolio. As Ahrens said in this interview, “We can compute much faster than we can save and store data these […]

Los Alamos Stands up HPE Cray EX for COVID-19 Fight

Los Alamos National Laboratory reported it has completed the installation of “Chicoma,” based on AMD EPYC CPUs and the HPE Cray EX supercomputer architecture. The HPC platform is aimed at enhancing the lab’s R&D efforts in support of COVID-19 research. Chicoma is an early deployment of HPE Cray EX, which offers a large-scale system architecture […]