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Deep Learning on Summit Supercomputer Powers Insights for Nuclear Waste Remediation

A research collaboration between LBNL, PNNL, Brown University, and NVIDIA has achieved exaflop (half-precision) performance on the Summit supercomputer with a deep learning application used to model subsurface flow in the study of nuclear waste remediation. Their achievement, which will be presented during the “Deep Learning on Supercomputers” workshop at SC19, demonstrates the promise of physics-informed generative adversarial networks (GANs) for analyzing complex, large-scale science problems.

PNNL Leads Quantum Nexus Summit in Seattle

Today a coalition led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Microsoft Quantum, and the University of Washington will convene in Seattle to launch the Northwest Quantum Nexus. The invite-only Summit will establish a center of geographic and intellectual gravity in the Northwest, where a talent pool can flourish and contribute to the quantum economy, through knowledge sharing, skill and experience development, research impacts, and community engagement. “By establishing this partnership in quantum computing, we are planting a seed in fertile ground. We are forming a nexus for nurturing a talent pool and establishing the quantum economy through knowledge sharing, skill and experience development, and community engagement.”

How Supercomputing could help save newborn babies with LungMap

Over at TACC, Faith Singer-Villalobos writes that researchers are using supercomputers to better understand the lung development of premature babies. The insight derived from large datasets could help save lives. In 2016, over a dozen scientists and engineers toured a neonatal intensive care unit, the section of the hospital that specializes in the care of ill […]

Let’s Talk Exascale Podcast: ECP’s Application Assessment Project

In this Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, Kenny Roche from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory describes the ECP’s Application Assessment Project. “With Productivity, we’re aiming to coordinate how to improve software productivity of the code teams and to sustain that performance and development progress to the completion of each ECP application code project.”

Kevin Barker to Lead CENATE Proving Ground for HPC Technologies

The CENATE Proving Ground for HPC Technologies at PNNL has named Kevin Barker as their new Director. “The goal of CENATE is to evaluate innovative and transformational technologies that will enable future DOE leadership class computing systems to accelerate scientific discovery,” said PNNL’s Laboratory Director Steven Ashby. “We will partner with major computing companies and leading researchers to co-design and test the leading-edge components and systems that will ultimately be used in future supercomputing platforms.”

Exascale Computing Project Selects Co-Design Center for Graph Analytics

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has selected its fifth Co-Design Center to focus on Graph Analytics — combinatorial (graph) kernels that play a crucial enabling role in many data analytic computing application areas as well as several ECP applications. Initially, the work will be a partnership among PNNL, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and Purdue University.

Job of the Week: Research Scientist for HPC at PNNL

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking a Research Scientist for High Performance Computing in our Job of the Week. “The HPC group is seeking a Scientist to actively participate in challenging software and hardware research projects that will impact future High Performance Computing systems as well as constituent technologies. In particular, the researcher will be involved in research into data analytics, large-scale computation, programming models, and introspective run-time systems. The successful researcher will join a vibrant research group whose core capabilities are in Modeling and Simulation, System Software and Applications, and Advanced Architectures.”

Edison Supercomputer Helps Find Roots of MJO Modeling Mismatches

The MJO occurs on its own timetable—every 30 to 60 days—but its worldwide impact spurs scientists to unlock its secrets. The ultimate answer? Timely preparation for the precipitation havoc it brings—and insight into how it will behave when pressured by a warming climate.

PNNL Launches CENATE Computing Proving Ground

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has opened the CENATE Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation, a first-of-its-kind computing proving ground. Designed to shape future extreme-scale computing systems, CENATE evaluations will mostly concern processors; memory; networks; storage; input/output; and the physical aspects of certain systems, such as sizing and thermal effects.

PNNL Installs Data Vortex System

Today Data Vortex Technologies announced that the company has sold and delivered a DV205 system, “PEPSY”, to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PEPSY is specifically designed to solve problems requiring extensive processor-to-processor communication in parallel computing systems.