Topic: HPC Architectures

The DOE's Exascale Computing Project compiled a video playlist for Exascale Day on October 18 (1018).

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The renowned worldwide competition announced the winners of the 2021 R&D 100 Awards, among them LLNL's Flux workload management software framework in the Software/Services category.

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Though the arrival of the exascale supercomputer El Capitan at LLNL is still almost two years away, teams of code developers are busy working on predecessor systems to ensure critical applications are ready for Day One.

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To prepare for the exascale El Capitan and the next generation of power-hungry supercomputers, LLNL construction crews and maintenance workers have been working since late 2019 and throughout the pandemic on a $100 million Exascale Computing Facility Modernization project.

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LLNL, in partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, has awarded a subcontract to Dell Technologies for additional supercomputing systems to support the NNSA's nuclear deterrent mission. The contract will provide at least $40 million for more than 40 petaflops of expanded computing capacity for the NNSA Tri-Labs .

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A newly funded project involving co-principal investigator and LLNL computer scientist Ignacio Laguna will examine one of the major challenges as supercomputers become increasingly heterogeneous—the numerical aspects of porting scientific applications to different HPC platforms.

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The renowned worldwide competition announced the finalists for the 2021 R&D 100 Awards, among them LLNL's Flux workload management software framework in the Software/Services category.

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The Center for Non-Perturbative Studies of Functional Materials under Non-Equilibrium Conditions advances high performance computing software to support novel materials discovery.

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Our use of supercomputers is enabled by the codes developed to model and simulate complex physical phenomena on massively parallel architectures.

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In a talk recorded for the 2020 LLNL Computing Virtual Expo, Computing principal deputy associate director and ECP deputy director Lori Diachin describes the ECP’s goals and the Laboratory's role.

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LLNL is looking for participants and attendees from industry, research institutions and academia for the first-ever Machine Learning for Industry Forum (ML4I), a three-day virtual event starting Aug. 10. The event is sponsored by LLNL’s High Performance Computing Innovation Center and the Data Science Institute.

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LLNL has turned to AMD and Penguin Computing to upgrade a supercomputer to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The computer's name is... Corona. The 2018 system, named for the total solar eclipse of 2017, will nearly double in peak performance to 4.5 peak petaflops.

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The hypre team's latest work gives scientists the ability to efficiently utilize modern GPU-based extreme scale parallel supercomputers to address many scientific problems.

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The HPC industry publication HPCwire named Bronis R. de Supinski, LLNL’s chief technology officer for Livermore Computing, as one of its People to Watch for 2021.

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In his opening keynote address at the AI Systems Summit, LLNL CTO Bronis de Supinski described integration of two AI-specific systems to achieve system level heterogeneity.

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CTO Bronis de Supinski discusses the integrated storage strategy of the future El Capitan exascale supercomputing system, which will have in excess of 2 exaflops of raw computing power spread across nodes.

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A near node local storage innovation called Rabbit factored heavily into LLNL’s decision to select Cray’s proposal for its CORAL-2 machine, the lab’s first exascale-class supercomputer, El Capitan.

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A team of current and former LLNL and IBM scientists won the annual “Test of Time” award at the 2020 Supercomputing Conference on November 19 for a paper outlining LLNL’s Blue Gene/L supercomputer.

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LLNL is home to advanced tech at the high end of compute, networking, and storage. The article includes a video featuring Robin Goldstone, HPC strategist in the Lab's Advanced Technologies Office.

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LLNL can lay claim to housing 4 of the world’s 100 most powerful supercomputers, more than any other institution according to the TOP500 List announced during SC20.

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The Next Platform's Nicole Hemsoth writes that LLNL's addition of new hardware kept us at the front of the supercomputing news cycle throughout most of the year.

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Ruby, a 6-petaflop cluster, will be used for in support of the NNSA’s stockpile stewardship mission, open science, and the search for therapeutic drugs and designer antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.

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Funded by the CARES Act, LLNL's new computing cluster, Mammoth, will be used to perform genomics analysis, nontraditional simulations, and graph analytics required by scientists working on COVID-19.

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LLNL will celebrate the second annual Exascale Day on October 18 with the DOE's Exascale Computing Project, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Argonne, and Oak Ridge.

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