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Primeur weekly 2017-07-03

Special

New Belgian Delegate Chris De Loof believes in driving role for e-IRG for process of converging research infrastructures ...

Focus

Deconflicting airflights on a D-Wave quantum computer ...

D-Wave Systems moving towards improved quantum annealing with advanced controls ...

Focus on Europe

Wide-ranging programme leaves lasting impression on ISC 2017 attendees ...

DLR agrees strategic CFD partnership with ONERA and Airbus ...

Supercomputing in Hesse for 22 million euro ...

Wise e-infrastructures endorse WISE security recommendations ...

Modular Supercomputer enters next round - EU funded DEEP-EST project starts ...

Boston partnered with Edinburgh University for ISC Student Cluster Competition ...

Middleware

SPEC/HPG hardware acceleration benchmark adds suite to measure OpenMP application performance ...

Bright Computing wins 2017 HPC Innovation Award by Hyperion Research for integration with Microsoft Azure ...

ZF, HELLA and NVIDIA partner to increase safety of self-driving vehicles ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to provide HPC User Site Census: All Networks report ...

Bill Gropp named NCSA Director ...

U.S. Air Force Research Lab taps IBM to build brain-inspired AI supercomputing system ...

Boston launches first to market server series featuring AMD EPYC processors ...

Applications

Boston launches revolutionary ANNA Pascal XL deep learning appliance ...

US ALCC supercomputing programme awards ALCF computing time to 24 projects ...

eScience Center and CLARIAH grant four projects in the Arts and Humanities ...

Researchers use supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to design and test new tools for cancer detection ...

UCAR deploys ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect solution in supercomputing network ...

OSC data processing helps uncover the impact of loan forgiveness programmes ...

NASA simulates asteroid impacts to help identify possible life-threatening events ...

Disney Research, Pixar Animation Studios and UCSB accelerate rendering with AI ...

Method elucidates inner workings of neural networks ...

Seven University of Wyoming projects awarded use of Cheyenne supercomputer ...

Record-setting seismic simulations run on NERSC's Cori system ...

Volvo Cars and Autoliv select NVIDIA DRIVE PX platform for self-driving cars ...

US ALCC supercomputing programme awards ALCF computing time to 24 projects

For one of the 2017-2018 ALCC projects, Argonne physicist Katrin Heitmann will use ALCF computing resources to continue work to build a suite of multi-wavelength, multi-cosmology synthetic sky maps. The left image (red) shows the baryonic density in a large cluster of galaxies, while the right image (blue) shows the dark matter content in the same cluster.26 Jun 2017 Argonne - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 24 projects a total of 2.1 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). The one-year awards are set to begin July 1.

Several of the 2017-2018 ALCC projects will be the first to run on the ALCF's new 9.65 petaflops Intel-Cray supercomputer, Theta, when it opens to the full user community July 1. Projects in the Theta Early Science Programme performed science simulations on the system, but those runs served a dual purpose of helping to stress-test and evaluate Theta's capabilities.

Each year, the ALCC programme selects projects with an emphasis on high-risk, high-payoff simulations in areas directly related to the DOE mission and for broadening the community of researchers capable of using leadership computing resources.

Managed by the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) programme within DOE's Office of Science, the ALCC programme provides awards of computing time that range from a few million to several-hundred-million core-hours to researchers from industry, academia, and government agencies. These allocations support work at the ALCF, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), all DOE Office of Science User Facilities.

In 2017, the ALCC programme awarded 40 projects totaling 4.1 billion core-hours across the three ASCR facilities. Additional projects may be announced at a later date as ALCC proposals can be submitted throughout the year.

The 24 projects awarded time at the ALCF are the following- some projects received additional computing time at OLCF and/or NERSC:

  • Thomas Blum from University of Connecticut received 220 million core-hours for "Hadronic Light-by-Light Scattering and Vacuum Polarization Contributions to the Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment from Lattice QCD with Chiral Fermions".
  • Choong-Seock Chang from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory received 80 million core-hours for "High-Fidelity Gyrokinetic Study of Divertor Heat-Flux Width and Pedestal Structure".
  • John T. Childers from Argonne National Laboratory received 58 million core-hours for "Simulating Particle Interactions and the Resulting Detector Response at the LHC and Fermilab".
  • Frederico Fiuza from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory received 50 million core-hours for "Studying Astrophysical Particle Acceleration in HED Plasmas".
  • Marco Govoni from Argonne National Laboratory received 60 million core- hours for "Computational Engineering of Electron-Vibration Coupling Mechanisms".
  • William Gustafson from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory received 74 million core-hours for "Large-Eddy Simulation Component of the Mesoscale Convective System Climate Model Development and Validation (CMDV-MCS) Project".
  • Olle Heinonen from Argonne National Laboratory received 5 million core-hours for "Quantum Monte Carlo Computations of Chemical Systems".
  • Katrin Heitmann from Argonne National Laboratory received 40 million core-hours for "Extreme-Scale Simulations for Multi-Wavelength Cosmology Investigations".
  • Phay Ho from Argonne National Laboratory received 68 million core-hours for "Imaging Transient Structures in Heterogeneous Nanoclusters in Intense X-ray Pulses".
  • George Karniadakis from Brown University received 20 million core-hours for "Multiscale Simulations of Hematological Disorders".
  • Daniel Livescu from Los Alamos National Laboratory received 60 million core-hours for "Non-Boussinesq Effects on Buoyancy-Driven Variable Density Turbulence".
  • Alessandro Lovato from Argonne National Laboratory received 35 million core-hours for "Nuclear Spectra with Chiral Forces".
  • Elia Merzari from Argonne National Laboratory received 85 million core-hours for "High-Fidelity Numerical Simulation of Wire-Wrapped Fuel Assemblies".
  • Paul Messina from Argonne National Laboratory received 530 million core-hours for "ECP Consortium for Exascale Computing".
  • Aleksandr Obabko from Argonne National Laboratory received 50 million core-hours for "Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flows in Advanced Steam Generators - Year 3".
  • Mark Petersen from Los Alamos National Laboratory received 25 million core-hours for "Understanding the Role of Ice Shelf-Ocean Interactions in a Changing Global Climate".
  • Benoit Roux from the University of Chicago received 80 million core-hours for "Protein-Protein Recognition and HPC Infrastructure".
  • Emily Shemon from Argonne National Laboratory received 44 million core-hours for "Elimination of Modeling Uncertainties through High-Fidelity Multiphysics Simulation to Improve Nuclear Reactor Safety and Economics".
  • J. Ilja Siepmann from University of Minnesota received 130 million core-hours for "Predictive Modeling of Functional Nanoporous Materials, Nanoparticle Assembly, and Reactive Systems".
  • Tjerk Straatsma from Oak Ridge National Laboratory received 20 million core-hours for "Portable Application Development for Next-Generation Supercomputer Architectures".
  • Sergey Syritsyn from RIKEN BNL Research Center received 135 million core-hours for "Nucleon Structure and Electric Dipole Moments with Physical Chirally-Symmetric Quarks".
  • Sergey Varganov from University of Nevada, Reno received 42 million core-hours for "Spin-Forbidden Catalysis on Metal-Sulfur Proteins".
  • Robert Voigt from Leidos received 110 million core-hours for "Demonstration of the Scalability of Programming Environments By Simulating Multi-Scale Applications".
  • Brian Wirth from Oak Ridge National Laboratory received 98 million core-hours for "Modeling Helium-Hydrogen Plasma Mediated Tungsten Surface Response to Predict Fusion Plasma Facing Component Performance".
Source: Argonne Leadership Computing Facility - ALCF

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-07-03

Special

New Belgian Delegate Chris De Loof believes in driving role for e-IRG for process of converging research infrastructures ...

Focus

Deconflicting airflights on a D-Wave quantum computer ...

D-Wave Systems moving towards improved quantum annealing with advanced controls ...

Focus on Europe

Wide-ranging programme leaves lasting impression on ISC 2017 attendees ...

DLR agrees strategic CFD partnership with ONERA and Airbus ...

Supercomputing in Hesse for 22 million euro ...

Wise e-infrastructures endorse WISE security recommendations ...

Modular Supercomputer enters next round - EU funded DEEP-EST project starts ...

Boston partnered with Edinburgh University for ISC Student Cluster Competition ...

Middleware

SPEC/HPG hardware acceleration benchmark adds suite to measure OpenMP application performance ...

Bright Computing wins 2017 HPC Innovation Award by Hyperion Research for integration with Microsoft Azure ...

ZF, HELLA and NVIDIA partner to increase safety of self-driving vehicles ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to provide HPC User Site Census: All Networks report ...

Bill Gropp named NCSA Director ...

U.S. Air Force Research Lab taps IBM to build brain-inspired AI supercomputing system ...

Boston launches first to market server series featuring AMD EPYC processors ...

Applications

Boston launches revolutionary ANNA Pascal XL deep learning appliance ...

US ALCC supercomputing programme awards ALCF computing time to 24 projects ...

eScience Center and CLARIAH grant four projects in the Arts and Humanities ...

Researchers use supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to design and test new tools for cancer detection ...

UCAR deploys ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect solution in supercomputing network ...

OSC data processing helps uncover the impact of loan forgiveness programmes ...

NASA simulates asteroid impacts to help identify possible life-threatening events ...

Disney Research, Pixar Animation Studios and UCSB accelerate rendering with AI ...

Method elucidates inner workings of neural networks ...

Seven University of Wyoming projects awarded use of Cheyenne supercomputer ...

Record-setting seismic simulations run on NERSC's Cori system ...

Volvo Cars and Autoliv select NVIDIA DRIVE PX platform for self-driving cars ...