ATPESC 2024: Applications to Learn about Advanced Computing Due February 28

The annual Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) is scheduled for July 28-August 9, 2024. The call for applications is open through February 28, 2024. The application can be found here. For more information, contact  support@extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov The event will be held at the Q Center in St. Charles, IL (Chicago area). The program, which […]

Gina Tourassi Named Oak Ridge Associate Lab Director for Computing and Computational Sciences

Gina Tourassi has been named associate laboratory director for Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She replaces Shaun Gleason, interim ALD since the departure of Doug Kothe for Sandia National Laboratories last June. Kothe….

New Study Reveals the Influence of Natural Climate Drivers on Extreme Monsoons in Pakistan

A new study by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory looks at some of the influences that could be driving the increasingly severe weather over Pakistan. Published in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, the study analyzed over 40 years of data and found that natural climate variability, which includes factors such as sea […]

HPC News Bytes Podcast 20230807: PCIe over Optical, Quantum at Oak Ridge, Domain-Specific Architectures, Intel Expands Oregon Fabs

Kicking off the week with a fast (4:17) review of the latest HPC news: McKinsey reported on the rise of domain-specific architectures that quantifies the slowdown of Moore’s Law and lists five DSA-boosting trends; Intel’s plans for a massive, billions-dollars-plus expansion of chip fabs in Oregon; PCI-SIG’s new workgroup to deliver PCIe technology over optical connections; Oak Ridge National Lab scientists used a Quantinuum quantum computer to produce “an intriguing scientific result” in solar cell research.

Oak Ridge Scientists Use Quantum Computer for Solar Cell Research

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced that researchers at the lab used the Quantinuum H1-1 quantum computer to not only demonstrated best practices for scientific computing on current quantum systems but also produced what the lab said is an intriguing scientific result. The project was funded by DOE’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Access to […]

OLCF and Stony Brook: Using HPC Simulations to Learn How Cicada Wings Kill Bacteria

Over the past decade, teams of engineers, chemists and biologists have analyzed the physical and chemical properties of cicada wings, hoping to unlock the secret of their ability to kill microbes on contact. If this function of nature can be replicated by science, it may lead to products with inherently antibacterial surfaces that are more […]

Outgoing Exascale Computing Project Director Doug Kothe Takes on New Role at Sandia Labs

Doug Kothe knows about transitions, including transitions on a grand scale. The outgoing director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project helped transition the supercomputing industry into the exascale era. He took the ECP helm in October 2017, and in May 2022, the project reached a milestone with the certification of the Frontier […]

LLNL’s Lori Diachin Named Director of Exascale Computing Project

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Lori Diachin will take over as director of the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project on June 1, “guiding the successful, multi-institutional high-performance computing effort through its final stages,” ECP said in its announcement. Diachin, who is currently the principal deputy associate director for LLNL’s Computing Directorate, has served as ECP’s […]

New TOP500 HPC List: Frontier Extends Lead with Performance Upgrade

After a flurry of new competitors in 2022 at the top of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, the first list of 2023 – issued here in Hamburg this morning at the ISC conference – reveals the same top 10 systems in the same order. Still, the HPC community will no doubt […]

@HPCpodcast: For Lower Costs and Carbon, Liquid Cooling’s Growing HPC Presence

Gone are the days when liquid cooling for HPC-class servers (and, for that matter, other types of servers and PCs) is thought of as risky. In fact, liquid cooling has been under development for decades — it goes back much farther than you might think. And now that the power required to cool HPC clusters and data centers has become so expensive and carbon-intensive, liquid cooling has become increasingly prevalent. Some HPC centers report liquid cooling has cut their electrical spending by more than 30 percent. These and related topics are the focus of this @HPCpodcast episode, sponsored by Lenovo. Shahin and Doug discuss liquid cooling as part of decarbonization and sustainability strategies. We cover everything from chilled doors to direct-to-chip, immersion cooling, vapor chambers, under-water data centers