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Energy Exascale Earth System Model to Accelerate Climate Research

As one of the Grand Challenges of our time, climate modeling typically requires long run times and huge computational resources. Sandia National Laboratories has awarded Kelsey DiPietro a Jill Hruby Fellowship to tackle this issue. As an applied mathematician, DiPietro has proposed a way to make computer models more efficient — improving accuracy without increasing time or resources to run them.

Sandia Research Project turns Big Data into real-time, actionable intelligence

Researchers at Sandia National Labs are leading a project to deliver actionable information from streaming data to decision makers. While social media, cameras, sensors and more generate huge amounts of data that can overwhelm analysts, the project looks to provide crucial insight in real time. “Actionable intelligence is the next level of data analysis where analysis is put into use for near-real-time decision-making. Success on this research will have a strong impact to many time-critical national security applications.”

Why PASC19 is a great show for the International Science Community

In this video from PASC19 in Zurich, Mike Heroux from Sandia National Labs shares the reasons he attends the conference every year. As a multi-disciplinary show, PASC gives him the opportunity to keep up with the international science community. “PASC19 is the sixth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing.”

Epic HPC Road Trip Continues to Sandia National Lab

In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX continues his Epic HPC Road Trip series with a stop at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico. “Ken discussed how Sandia is hoping to stimulate more of a system-on-a-chip type of technology where extra CPU real estate might be better utilized for better HPC componentry and customization.”

Agenda Posted: Exacomm 2019 Workshop at ISC High Performance

“The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and software/hardware designers from academia, industry and national laboratories who are involved in creating network-based computing solutions for extreme scale architectures. The objectives of this workshop will be to share the experiences of the members of this community and to learn the opportunities and challenges in the design trends for exascale communication architectures.”

Video: The Kokkos C++ Performance Portability EcoSystem for Exascale

Christian Trott from Sandia gave this talk at the GPU Technology Conference. “The Kokkos C++ Performance Portability EcoSystem is a production-level solution for writing modern C++ applications in a hardware-agnostic way. We’ll provide success stories for Kokkos adoption in large production applications on the leading supercomputing platforms in the U.S. We’ll focus particularly on early results from two of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, Summit and Sierra, both powered by NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs.”

Sandia Powers Breakthroughs in Neuromorphic Computing

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have collaborated with Stanford University and University of Massachusetts, Amherst to address the challenges of neuromorphic computing, which mimics the way the human brain carries out data-centric tasks. The work has lead to recent breakthroughs in neuromorphic computing and the broader fields of organic electronics and solid-state electrochemistry.

Vintage Video: The Paragon Supercomputer – A Product of Partnership

In this vintage video, Intel launches the Paragon line of supercomputers, a series of massively parallel systems produced in the 1990s. In 1993, Sandia National Laboratories installed an Intel XP/S 140 Paragon supercomputer, which claimed the No. 1 position on the June 1994 TOP500 list. “With 3,680 processors, the system ran the Linpack benchmark at 143.40 Gflop/s. It was the first massively parallel processor supercomputer to be indisputably the fastest system in the world.”

Video: Arm in HPC

Brent Gorda from ARM gave this talk at the Rice Oil & Gas Conference. “With the recent Astra system at Sandia Lab (#203 on the Top500) and HPE Catalyst project in the UK, Arm-based architectures are arriving in HPC environments. Several partners have announced or will soon announce new silicon and projects, each of which offers something different and compelling for our community.  Brent will describe the driving factors and how these solutions are changing the landscape for HPC.”

ASTRA: A Large Scale ARM64 HPC Deployment

Michael Aguilar from Sandia National Laboratories gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “This talk will discuss the Sandia National Laboratories Astra HPC system as mechanism for developing and evaluating large-scale deployments of alternative and advanced computational architectures. As part of the Vanguard program, the new Arm-based system will be used by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to run advanced modeling and simulation workloads for addressing areas such as national security, energy and science.”