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Power Grid Modeling Tool Launched on Frontier Exascale Supercomputer

Exascale Grid Optimization (ExaGO), a power grid simulation and optimization platform developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), is the first of its kind to run on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Frontier, the first supercomputer in the world to reach exascale. Frontier, which was launched this spring, can calculate more than 1 quintillion operations per second and […]

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 […]

IBM Launches $100M Partnership with Tokyo and Chicago Universities to Develop 100,000-Qubit Quantum-Centric Supercomputer

HIROSHIMA — At the G7 Summit in Japan, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a 10-year, $100 million initiative with the University of Tokyo and the University of Chicago to develop a quantum-centric supercomputer powered by 100,000 qubits. IBM said it will work over the next decade to advance the underlying technologies for this system, as well as to design and build the necessary components […]

AMD-Powered LUMI Supercomputer: In the Vanguard of HPC Performance and Energy Efficiency

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE]   LUMI is a model for both world-class supercomputing and sustainability. It also embodies Europe’s rise on the global HPC scene in recent years. The AMD-powered, HPE-built system, ranked no. 3 on the new TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, also ranks no. 7 on the GREEN500 list of the most […]

From 24 Hours to 7 Minutes, Huawei OceanStor Pacific Accelerates Genome Sequencing

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE] International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) is an annual conference that showcases the key technologies in the supercomputing field. It brings together experts from multiple specialist fields, including research into life sciences and genetics to shed light on the origins and mysteries in our lives. HPC, or high-performance computing, is making breakthroughs in supercomputing technologies and is catalyzing genome sequencing research.

QScale Announces Financing Round

Lévis, Québec, Canada – May 9, 2023 – QScale, a sustainable computing infrastructure company, today announced a strategic investment by Aligned Data Centers, with support from existing shareholders, including the government of Québec through Investissement Québec and Desjardins Capital. The investment enables QScale to accelerate its development of high-density computing center ecosystems across Québec. QScale will use […]

ALCF Developer Session May 24: Preparing XGC and HACC to Run on the Aurora Exascale Supercomputer

May 1, 2023 — An Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) Developer Session will be held from 11-noon CT on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 on porting strategies for ALCF’s upcoming Aurora exascale-class supercomputer for two applications: the XGC gyrokinetic plasma physics code and the HACC cosmology code. Registration is here. Speakers will be Esteban Rangle, assistant […]

10th ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge Finals to Begin on May 6 in China and Virtually

April 24, 2023 – BEIJING – The 10th ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge Finals will be held at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei from May 6 to 10, 2023. The event organizers said that out of over 300 teams from universities worldwide, 24 have advanced to the finals. The top 20 […]

‘Combustion-PELE’ on Frontier: Exascale-Class HPC for Improving Engine Efficiency

“Pele” is the Exascale Computing Project’s application suite for high-fidelity detailed simulations of turbulent combustion in open and confined domains. The suite of C++-based codes comprises several repositories — PeleC (compressible solvers), PeleLM/LMeX (low-mach flow solvers), PelePhysics (thermodynamics, transport, and chemistry models), and PeleMP (multiphysics models) — that integrate block-structured adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) and cut-cell methods to simulate multifaceted combustion processes. Pele simulations provide the detailed physics and geometrical flexibility to evaluate the design and operational characteristics of clean, efficient, next-generation combustion technologies, including advanced ICEs for automotive, industrial, and aviation applications.

@HPCpodcast: Silicon Photonics – Columbia Prof. Keren Bergman on the Why, How and When of a Technology that Could Transform HPC

Silicon photonics has the potential to transform HPC: it’s a dual-threat interconnect technology that could – if and when it is wrestled into commercial, cost-effective form – move data within chips and systems much faster than conventional, copper-based interconnects while also delivering far greater energy efficiency. Venture-backed start-ups and established tech companies (HPC, NVIDIA, AMD and Intel, to name four) have mounted significant R&D efforts.  In this episode of the @HPCpodcast, Shahin and Doug spoke with a leading silicon photonics expert, Keren Bergmen, Columbia University’s Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering, Faculty Director of the Columbia Nano Initiative, and Principal Investigator of the university’s Lightwave Research Laboratory. Prof. Bergman is the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Photonics Engineering Award and is a Fellow of Optica (Optical Society of America) and of IEEE. We cover a range of topics, including: silicon photonics vs. fiber optics used in telecommunications, the use of photo….