New Commodity Supercomputing Clusters Deployed at NNSA Labs Claim TOP500 Spots

Three of the newest National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) commodity computing clusters recently deployed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) are among the most powerful supercomputing systems in the world, Top500 organizers announced Monday. Funded under the second Commodity Technology Systems contract (CTS-2) by NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program, […]

A New Day for the TOP500: Aurora No. 2 at 585 PFlops, 4 New Top 10 Entrants, Frontier Still No. 1

Denver — Attendees at the SC23 conference here in Denver have been greeted by a roiled TOP500 ranking of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, along with significant news about a would-be exascale HPC system coming in at no. 2 on the list….

@HPCpodcast: Paul Messina and the Journey to Exascale

From the early days of supercomputing through the success of exascale supercomputing, few HPC luminaries have played as important and integral leadership role in HPC as Dr. Paul Messina. So as we observe Exascale Day today, we are delighted to discuss the exascale journey with someone instrumental to the 10 orders of magnitude of improvement in ….

China Intends to Exceed 300 Exaflops Aggregate Compute Power by 2025

The People’s Republic of China, so cagy in recent years regarding its leadership-class supercomputing resources, on Sunday declared its intent to exceed 300 exaflops of aggregate computing power within two years, a 50 percent increase over its current stated capacity of 200 exaflops. This in the face of tightening sanctions imposed by the U.S. on the export of….

AD Little on Quantum: 4 Myths and 5 Ways to Get Started

Quantum systems will potentially be exponentially more powerful than other forms of computing. That’s a good thing, of course, but it’s also true that quantum is proportionately more complicated than other technologies, making reading and talking about it more difficult by orders of magnitude. That’s why a new paper from Arthur D. Little comes as a breath of fresh air….

San Diego Supercomputer Center Names Rick Wagner CTO

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego has Rick Wagner chief technology officer. Wagner served as HPC Systems Engineer and then HPC Systems Manager at SDSC between 2010 and 2016 before joining the University of Chicago as a member of the Globus management team. At Globus, Wagner oversaw the Professional Services group, working….

NTT Research Scientific Teams Name 9 New Hires

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Sept. 26, 2023 – NTT Research, Inc., a division of NTT (TYO:9432), today announced that it has named Timothée Leleu as Senior Research Scientist and a Group Head in the Physics & Informatics (PHI) Lab. It has also named Victor Bastidas and Maya Okawa as Research Scientists in the PHI Lab; Abhishek Jain, Senior Scientist in […]

MIT Reports Fluxonium Qubit Architecture Achieves Progress on Quantum Error Correction

MIT researchers report they have demonstrated a novel superconducting qubit architecture that can perform operations between qubits with greater accuracy, addressing a roadblock to commercial use of quantum computers: error correction. The researchers utilized a relatively new type of superconducting qubit, known as fluxonium, which can have a lifespan that is longer….

Exascale Early Adopter Series Webinar Sept. 27: Optimizing SYCL Workloads on Aurora and Sunspot

On Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 11 am Central Time, Varsha Madananth, an applications engineer at Intel, will lead an online webinar on optimizing SYCL workloads for PVC on the Aurora exascale system and the Sunspot testbed system. Registration is here, virtual meeting information will follow. This webinar will delve into a range of optimization strategies, […]

Livermore Lab Researchers Win 3 R&D 100 Awards

The award winners include a software suite that helps apply deep learning techniques to science and data challenges in cancer research; software that helps better understand the power, energy and performance of supercomputers; and a number format that permits fast, accurate data compression for modern supercomputer applications.