Topic: HPC Systems and Software

The latest TOP500 List of the world's most powerful computers was released at the International Supercomputing Conference for HPC, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC19) in Denver.

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Penguin Computing, along with its partners Intel and CoolIT, has shipped LLNL's Linux-based cluster, known as “Magma,” to the Laboratory.

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Three LLNL teams, including the Spack package manager, netted regional awards for technology transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) last week.

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Of the Lab's four R&D 100 Award winners for 2019, two are open-source software projects: SCR and Spack.

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In the third of three news features, LLNL-developed SCR software will contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the HPC leadership-class systems of tomorrow.

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The Taurus Environmental Information Management System, or TEIMS, system manages collaborative tasks, site characterization, modeling, risk assessment, decision support, operations tracking, compliance monitoring, and regulatory reporting for the Environmental Restoration Department.

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LLNL’s Computing Directorate will descend upon the 2019 Supercomputing Conference. Find us at tutorials, workshops, panels, poster/paper sessions (with a Best Paper finalist), and the Job Fair.

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In the second of three news features, LLNL-developed OpenZFS software will contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the HPC leadership-class systems of tomorrow.

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In the first of three news features, LLNL-developed Flux software will contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the HPC leadership-class systems of tomorrow.

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After years of preparation, LLNL’s upgraded Ares code runs a 98-billion-element simulation on 16,384 GPUs on the Sierra supercomputer.

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Researchers develop innovative data representations and algorithms to provide faster, more efficient ways to preserve information encoded in data.

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LLNL heads to the 31st annual Supercomputing Conference (SC19) in Denver, Colorado, on November 17–22, 2019.

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Cray, the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project, the DOE labs that will house the nation’s first three exascale supercomputers have established National Exascale Day to be celebrated annually (Oct. 18).

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Computational Scientist Ramesh Pankajakshan came to LLNL in 2016 directly from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. But unlike most recent hires from universities, he switched from research professor to professional researcher.

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LLNL's Lori Diachin, deputy director of the DOE's Exascale Computing Project, was one of three authorities on the topic of exascale computing to be interviewed and featured on builtin.com.

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The NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer, El Capitan, will have a peak performance of more than 1.5 exaflops (1.5 quintillion calculations per second) and an anticipated delivery in late 2022.

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Highlights include perspectives on machine learning and artificial intelligence in science, data driven models, autonomous vehicle operations, and the OpenMP standard 5.0.

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Supercomputers have always been at the forefront of cooling technologies, with their high-power densities demanding careful attention. An LLNL team is upgrading facilities for exascale supercomputers.

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LLNL is home to several supercomputers, including Sierra, the world's second fastest. PCMag stopped by to find out how these computers handle virtual nuclear weapons tests and weather modeling.

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FGPU provides code examples that port FORTRAN codes to run on IBM OpenPOWER platforms like LLNL's Sierra supercomputer.

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LLNL’s Lassen joined Sierra in the top 10 of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, announced at the 2019 International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Next-generation computing systems are projected to surpass the speed of today's supercomputers by 5–10 times. This article explains OpenMP-relevant initiatives under the Exascale Computing Project.

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LLNL heads to the ISC High Performance Conference (ISC19) in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 16 to 20.

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The RADIUSS (Rapid Application Development via an Institutional Universal Software Stack) project aims to lower cost and improve agility by encouraging adoption of our core open-source software products for use in institutional applications.

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LLNL's Ian Lee discusses the importance of open-source software and cloud computing for HPC centers and government agencies.

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