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The Whole World Is Watching: ORNL’s Bernholdt & Programming Environment Team Prepare for Frontier and Exascale

The world’s fastest supercomputer comes with some assembly required. Frontier, the nation’s first exascale computing system, won’t come together as a whole until all pieces arrive at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory to be installed—with the eyes of the world watching—on the data center floor inside the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). Once those components operate in harmony as advertised, David Bernholdt and his team can take time for a quick bow—and then get back to work.

Let’s Talk Exascale Code Development: WDMAPP—XGC, GENE, GEM

This is episode 82 of the Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, provided by the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, exploring the expected impacts of exascale-class supercomputing. This is the third in a series on sharing best practices in preparing applications for the upcoming Aurora exascale supercomputer at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. The series highlights […]

Atos Comes into ISC off Strong Year in HPC

Atos, with its BullSequana line of supercomputers, will no doubt be a prominent player at this year’s ISC conference. While ISC is an international HPC event, it has, after all, a strong European flavor – even if this year’s edition isn’t in Frankfurt but instead is virtual (for the last time, we hope). Atos has […]

ECP and ALCF to Host June 21 Twitter Chat on Extreme-scale Scientific Software Stack

On June 21 at 2 p.m. ET, the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will host a chat on ECP’s Twitter account (@exascaleproject) that will address several questions concerning the Extreme-scale Scientific Software Stack (E4S) that ECP is developing for the nation’s forthcoming exascale systems. E4S will have a far-reaching impact on the […]

The US-China Supercomputing Race, Post-Exascale HPC Government Policy and the ‘Partitioning of the Internet’

All over the world, HPC has burst into geopolitics. HPC – broadly defined here as advanced supercomputing combined with big AI – is at the fault lines of national and regional rivalries, particularly between the U.S. and China, expanding in power, cost, intensity and in potential impact. Which is to say that global players put […]

Teratec Forum June 22: Europe on Way to ‘Hybrid Qomputing’

This Teratec workshop will demonstrate that the next step in high performance computing is the introduction of quantum accelerators (quantum processing units, in short QPU) into the computing center in a modular fashion. Supercomputers and QPUs will allow scientists to perform hybrid quantum-classical computing, or Hybrid Qomputing, according to the event organizers. The workshop is […]

EuroHPC Opens Access to Atos ‘Vega’ Supercomputer, More HPC on Way

With the first EU supercomputer now operational, the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is ready to accept applications to access Vega’s HPC system computing power. Access time is allocated to European scientific, industrial and public sector users, matching application requirements, according to the principles stated in the EuroHPC JU Council Regulation and the […]

New Hypre Library Approach Brings GPU-Based Algebraic Multigrid to Exascale and HPC Community

First developed in 1998, the hypre team has adapted their cross-platform high performance library to support a variety of machine architectures over the years. Hypre supports scalable solvers and preconditioners that can be applied to large sparse linear systems on parallel computers.[i] Their latest work now gives scientists the ability to efficiently utilize modern GPU-based extreme scale parallel supercomputers to address many scientific problems.

Super-expensive Supercomputers: UK Met Office in £1B+ Deal for Microsoft Weather System; $3B System in China on Way

As widely reported in February, the UK Met Office and Microsoft have come to an agreement to provision a £1.2 billion (over 10 years) supercomputer the Met Office said will be the world’s most powerful weather and climate forecasting system. The agreement, announced on Earth Day, will be in the top 25 of the Top500 […]

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to Hold Virtual User Meeting June 22-24

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) User Meeting will be held June 22-24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Time. This meeting will be held as a virtual (online-only) event via Zoom. The registration form and agenda can be found here.  The last day to register for this event is June 12, 2021. The purpose of […]