Topic: HPC Systems and Software

Ian Karlin on AI hardware integration into HPC systems, workflows, followed by a talk about software integration of AI accelerators in HPC with Brian Van Essen.

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Scheduled for completion in 2022, the project will expand the Livermore Computing Center's power and cooling capacity in preparation for exascale supercomputing hardware.

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The Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations recently released MFEM v4.1, which introduces features important for the nation’s first exascale supercomputers. LLNL's Tzanio Kolev explains.

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LLNL participates in the digital ISC High Performance Conference (ISC20) on June 22 to 25.

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LLNL's latest HPC system, aptly nicknamed “Magma," delivers 5.4 petaflops of peak performance crammed into 760 compute nodes.

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Elaine Raybourn interviews LLNL's Todd Gamblin about the Spack project's experience working remotely.

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The Maestro Workflow Conductor is a lightweight, open-source Python tool that can launch multi-step software simulation workflows in a clear, concise, consistent, and repeatable manner.

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The Exascale Computing Project's Let's Talk Exascale podcast has a new episode featuring LLNL's Todd Gamblin, who talks about the package manager Spack. Episode 67 runs 5:54 and includes a transcript.

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AMD will supply upgraded GPUs for the Corona supercomputing cluster, which will be used by scientists working on discovering potential antibodies and antiviral compounds for SARS-CoV-2.

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The White House announced the COVID-19 HPC Consortium to provide access to the world’s most powerful HPC resources that can advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus.

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This week, LLNL highlighted one of the latest additions to its computing arsenal: Magma. Magma is a Penguin Computing “Relion” system comprised of 752 nodes with Intel Xeon Platinum 9242 processors.

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With its advanced CPUs/GPUs developed by AMD, El Capitan’s peak performance is expected to exceed 2 exaFLOPS, which would make it the fastest supercomputer in the world when it is deployed in 2023.

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On January 31, 2020, the Sequoia supercomputer and its file system were decommissioned after nearly 8 years of remarkable service and achievements.

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New year, new hackathon! The January 30–31 event was Computing’s 23rd hackathon and the 1st scheduled in the winter season.

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LLNL is now home to the world’s largest Spectra TFinity system, following a complete replacement of the tape library hardware that supports Livermore’s data archives.

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A multi-institutional consortium aims to speed up the drug discovery pipeline by building predictive, data-driven pharmaceutical models.

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The Summit Sierra team, consisting of 45 staff at LLNL and ORNL, received a DOE Secretary’s Achievement Award for delivering, respectively, Sierra and Summit supercomputers.

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The extreme-scale scientific software development kit (xSDK) is an ecosystem of independently developed math libraries and scientific domain components.

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A software product from the ECP called UnifyFS can provide I/O performance portability for applications, enabling them to use distributed in-system storage and the parallel file system.

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At SC19, there were Spack events each day of the conference. Spack is an open-source scientific software package manager for HPC environments, MacOS, and Linux platforms.

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The 2019 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis—SC19—returned to Denver. Once again LLNL made its presence known as a force in supercomputing.

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Computing’s 22nd hackathon was held on October 24–25. The event has become so popular that a fourth hackathon will be added to the seasonal rotation in early 2020.

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The HPCwire Editors’ and Readers’ Choice awards for Top Supercomputing Achievement recognized Cray, LLNL, and two other labs for developing the first U.S. exascale-class supercomputers.

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Penguin Computing announced that Corona, a high performance computing cluster delivered to LLNL in 2018, has been upgraded with the newest AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 accelerators.

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