ORNL and SLAC Team Up for Breakthrough Biology Projects

Under DOE’s Integrated Research Infrastructure initiative, Frontier will provide high-speed analysis for LCLS-II’s structural biology data output Plans to unite the capabilities of two cutting-edge technological facilities funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science promise to usher in a new era of dynamic structural biology. Through DOE’s Integrated Research Infrastructure, or IRI, initiative, the […]

Summit Helps Forge Stronger Flights

Simulations helping to cut through time and expense of certifying new materials by digitally customizing the ideal alloy Titanium alloys serve as cornerstone materials for the aerospace industry — stronger and lighter than steel, resistant to rust and corrosion and resilient past the melting points of most other metals. Companies such as RTX, formerly Raytheon Technologies, […]

At ISC 2024: New Top500 List – Aurora Joins Frontier in Exascale HPC Club

At ISC 2024, Hamburg — Aurora, the Intel-HPE Cray problem-child supercomputer, has officially received the blessing of the Top500 organization as having surpassed the exascale (a billion billion calculations/second) milestone ….

INCITE Call for Proposals for Access to Leadership-Class Supercomputers Open through June 14

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research projects in a broad array of science, engineering and computer science domains. Proposals must be submitted between April 10 and June 14, 2024. Open to researchers from academia, industry and […]

@HPCpodcast: Matt Sieger of OLCF-6 on the Post-Exascale ‘Discovery’ Vision

What does a supercomputer center do when it’s operating two systems among the TOP-10 most powerful in the world — one of them the first system to cross the exascale milestone? It starts planning its successor.  The center is Oak Ridge National Lab, a U.S. Department….

Exascale’s New Software Frontier: ExaSGD

“Exascale’s New Frontier,” a project from the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, explores the new applications and software technology for driving scientific discoveries in the exascale era. The Scientific Challenge As more renewable sources of energy are added to the national power grid, it becomes more complex to manage. That’s because renewables such as wind […]

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.