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Primeur weekly 2019-03-25

Special

Meeting the challenges of tomorrow - at scale ...

FocusCoE to support HPC Centres of Excellence for outreach to the broader European HPC community ...

Focus

University of Maribor and XENYA signed contract for an HPC system as part of the national research infrastructure project HPC - RIVR, readying Slovenia for EuroHPC participation ...

Exascale supercomputing

U.S. Department of Energy and Intel to deliver first exascale supercomputer ...

Argonne deepens the Department of Energy's footprint in high-impact computing ...

Crowd computing

NVIDIA announces Jetson Nano: $99 tiny, yet mighty NVIDIA CUDA-X AI computer that runs all AI models ...

Quantum computing

In a new quantum simulator, light behaves like a magnet ...

Long-distance quantum information exchange - success at the nanoscale ...

Middleware

NERSC and NVIDIA to partner on compiler development for Perlmutter system ...

Hardware

DDN to unveil transformative solutions for accelerating AI, analytics and Deep Learning at NVIDIA GTC 2019 ...

NVIDIA introduces new breed of high-performance workstations for millions of data scientists ...

Global computer companies announce NVIDIA-powered enterprise servers optimized for data science ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand deep learning acceleration engines demonstrates two times higher performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms with NVIDIA ...

Altair OptiStruct runs up to 10x faster on NVIDIA GPUs ...

Pure Storage unveils NVIDIA-powered solutions for full spectrum of AI initiatives ...

Preferred Networks builds MN-2, a state-of-the-art supercomputer powered with NVIDIA GPUs ...

Supermicro offers end-to-end portfolio of NVIDIA GPU systems ...

Applications

H5 Data Centers completes a High-Performance Compute (HPC) suite in partnership with Forced Physics Data Center Technology ...

Supercomputers to help supercharge ceramic matrix composite manufacturing ...

A surprising, cascading earthquake ...

Brain-inspired AI inspires insights about the brain and vice versa ...

Supercomputer simulations shed light on how liquid drops combine ...

Novel MD simulation sheds light on mystery of hydrated electron's structure ...

Kicking neural network automation into high gear ...

DOE extends University PPPL contract ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA teams with Amazon Web Services to bring AI to millions of connected devices ...

Argonne deepens the Department of Energy's footprint in high-impact computing


A cosmological simulation for NASA's Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) all-sky spectral survey of the galaxies. Projects such as SPHEREx depend on high-performance supercomputing resources.
18 Mar 2019 Chicago - A pioneering leader in high-performance supercomputing, the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory leverages its computing capabilities to advance scientific research yielding significant impact on the everyday lives of Americans and others around the globe.

Argonne is home to several computers considered among the most powerful in the nation. Mira, a 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q system, is capable of 10 quadrillion calculations per second. And Theta, an 11.69-petaflops Intel/Cray system, is faster yet, facilitating breakthrough computational science and engineering research.

Greater computer speed offers broader, deeper, and faster research potential. Enter exascale, a still theoretical but highly promising giant leap for supercomputing. Exascale will enable scientists and engineers to expand beyond traditional simulation-based research to include data science and machine learning approaches - a fundamental shift in the use of emerging computing technologies for analysis and discovery.

Argonne is in the forefront of the effort to make exascale a reality. In 2015, Argonne announced a plan to build Aurora. In 2017, this plan was enhanced to make Aurora the world's first exascale computer. The impact and applications of Aurora could include improved extreme weather forecasting, accelerated medical treatments, advances in material sciences, and better understanding of astrophysics phenomena - including deeper exploration of the beginnings of the universe.

Argonne's Aurora system will further advance and accelerate scientific research and discovery in the United States by harnessing the convergence of high-performance computing and artificial intelligence at unprecedented scale. When Aurora comes online at Argonne in 2021, it will help ensure continued U.S. leadership in high-end computing for scientific research while also cementing the U.S.'s position as global leader in the development of next-generation, exascale computing systems.

Source: Argonne National Laboratory

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-03-25

Special

Meeting the challenges of tomorrow - at scale ...

FocusCoE to support HPC Centres of Excellence for outreach to the broader European HPC community ...

Focus

University of Maribor and XENYA signed contract for an HPC system as part of the national research infrastructure project HPC - RIVR, readying Slovenia for EuroHPC participation ...

Exascale supercomputing

U.S. Department of Energy and Intel to deliver first exascale supercomputer ...

Argonne deepens the Department of Energy's footprint in high-impact computing ...

Crowd computing

NVIDIA announces Jetson Nano: $99 tiny, yet mighty NVIDIA CUDA-X AI computer that runs all AI models ...

Quantum computing

In a new quantum simulator, light behaves like a magnet ...

Long-distance quantum information exchange - success at the nanoscale ...

Middleware

NERSC and NVIDIA to partner on compiler development for Perlmutter system ...

Hardware

DDN to unveil transformative solutions for accelerating AI, analytics and Deep Learning at NVIDIA GTC 2019 ...

NVIDIA introduces new breed of high-performance workstations for millions of data scientists ...

Global computer companies announce NVIDIA-powered enterprise servers optimized for data science ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand deep learning acceleration engines demonstrates two times higher performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms with NVIDIA ...

Altair OptiStruct runs up to 10x faster on NVIDIA GPUs ...

Pure Storage unveils NVIDIA-powered solutions for full spectrum of AI initiatives ...

Preferred Networks builds MN-2, a state-of-the-art supercomputer powered with NVIDIA GPUs ...

Supermicro offers end-to-end portfolio of NVIDIA GPU systems ...

Applications

H5 Data Centers completes a High-Performance Compute (HPC) suite in partnership with Forced Physics Data Center Technology ...

Supercomputers to help supercharge ceramic matrix composite manufacturing ...

A surprising, cascading earthquake ...

Brain-inspired AI inspires insights about the brain and vice versa ...

Supercomputer simulations shed light on how liquid drops combine ...

Novel MD simulation sheds light on mystery of hydrated electron's structure ...

Kicking neural network automation into high gear ...

DOE extends University PPPL contract ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA teams with Amazon Web Services to bring AI to millions of connected devices ...