Topic: HPC Systems and Software

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, IBM and Red Hat are combining forces to develop best practices for interfacing (HPC schedulers and cloud orchestrators, an effort designed to prepare for emerging supercomputers that take advantage of cloud technologies.

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Computing relies on engineers like Stephanie Brink to keep the legacy codes running smoothly. “You’re only as fast as your slowest processor or your slowest function,” says Brink, who works in CASC. By analyzing a legacy code’s performance, Brink and her team can reduce the amount of time it takes to run and allow for more critical science to be accomplished.

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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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This project aims to tackle the complexities of HPC software integration with dependency compatibility models, binary analysis tools, efficient logic solvers, and configuration optimization techniques.

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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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COVID-19 HPC Consortium scientists and stakeholders met virtually to mark the consortium’s one-year anniversary, discussing the progress of research projects and the need to pursue a broader organization to mobilize supercomputing access for future crises.

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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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In recognition of March as International Women’s History Month, SC21 profiled six women doing trailblazing work, including LLNL's Hiranmayi Ranganathan.

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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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Our researchers will be well represented at the virtual SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE21) on March 1–5. SIAM is the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics with an international community of more than 14,500 individual members.

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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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The latest issue of LLNL's Science & Technology Review magazine highlights the work already accomplished with the Sierra supercomputer and what's to come.

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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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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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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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The scientific computing and networking leadership of 17 DOE national labs will be showcased at SC20, taking place Nov. 9-19 for the first time via a completely virtual format.

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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-19s.

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