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Primeur weekly 2019-07-01

Exascale supercomputing

PASC19: Preparing for "Exascale and Beyond" ...

Crowd computing

Science enthusiasts, researchers, and students benefit from volunteer computing using BOINC@TACC ...

Quantum computing

Researchers teleport information within a diamond ...

D-Wave announces quantum hybrid strategy and general availability of D-Wave Hybrid ...

Focus on Europe

The brain as an inspiration for future processors ...

IT4Innovations will host a EuroHPC petascale system ...

Four public-private projects on Big Data and health have been awarded grants ...

Middleware

WekaIO recognized for innovation with 2019 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award ...

Hardware

Carnegie Mellon University among first to pilot new Perlmutter supercomputer ...

Supermicro introduces industry's first server & storage systems supporting EDSFF - First compact open industry standard for All-Flash NVMe optimized storage ...

InAccel releases world's first FPGA orchestrator ...

InAccel releases open-source Logistic Regression IP core for FPGAs ...

Jack Wells to help strengthen OpenACC User Community ...

Titan, a workhorse supercomputer for the scientific community retires August 1, 2019 ...

K computer remains yokozuna of the Graph500 ranking ...

Applications

AVSimulation and ANSYS speed development of safe autonomous driving for automakers ...

Machine learning reveals how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level ...

Researchers use machine learning to more quickly analyze key capacitor materials ...

TOP500

InfiniBand accelerates top three supercomputers in the world; HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand makes debut on TOP500 list ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated deployment eliminates roadblocks to moving enterprise databases to the Autonomous Cloud ...

Oracle ushers in new era of analytics ...

Atos enhances AMOS Platform to accelerate enterprise modernization from legacy to Open Source platforms ...

Carnegie Mellon University among first to pilot new Perlmutter supercomputer

24 Jun 2019 Pittsburgh - In early 2020, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center will celebrate the arrival of the Perlmutter supercomputer, designed by Cray Inc., and boasting the ability to hit a whopping 100 million billion floating point operations per second (FLOPS). Carnegie Mellon University's Zachary Ulissi will be one of the first to use it.

"When this machine comes online, it will be one of the largest open-science machines in the U.S.", stated Zachary Ulissi, an assistant professor in chemical engineering. "Our day-to-day work uses machine learning methods and high throughput calculations, but in the past, these tasks often had to be done in separate locations due to limited computational resources. The Perlmutter supercomputer will greatly accelerate both the data generation and the machine learning model development, allowing us to compute many more iterations of our models much, much faster."

According to NERSC, Perlmutter is the first supercomputing system designed to enable both data analysis and simulation. Participants in this first round are encouraged to explore applications of the Perlmutter's capabilities in three ways: simulation of complex physical phenomena, real-time data analytics through the supercomputer's GPU architecture and cutting-edge machine, and deep learning solutions.

Zachary Ulissi and his research team will be using Perlmutter's expanded computing power to accelerate their search for new materials that can serve as active catalysts for renewable energy chemistries. His project was chosen as part of the NERSC Early Science and Application programme, and as such, the team will work with high performance computing experts at NERSC to develop and tune GPU-accelerated machine learning methods for this new machine. The project will then be used to demonstrate to future users the impact of the new machine, and to verify that it runs according to its targeted specifications.

"We do hundreds of expensive calculations every day to search for catalysts that can more efficiently split water to produce renewable hydrogen, directly convert waste CO2 into a valuable feedstock chemical and improve the efficiency of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles", Zachary Ulissi stated. "All of these technologies are important in an increasingly electrified chemical economy."

With current computing technology, it takes considerable time and money to analyze each catalyst in search of which will provide fuel cells with greater efficiency and capacity. With supercomputing technology like Perlmutter at their disposal, Zachary Ulissi and his team will be able to perform more of these calculations much faster, enabling them to develop technologies that will bring us closer to a zero-emissions transportation sector.
Source: Carnegie Mellon University - CMU

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-07-01

Exascale supercomputing

PASC19: Preparing for "Exascale and Beyond" ...

Crowd computing

Science enthusiasts, researchers, and students benefit from volunteer computing using BOINC@TACC ...

Quantum computing

Researchers teleport information within a diamond ...

D-Wave announces quantum hybrid strategy and general availability of D-Wave Hybrid ...

Focus on Europe

The brain as an inspiration for future processors ...

IT4Innovations will host a EuroHPC petascale system ...

Four public-private projects on Big Data and health have been awarded grants ...

Middleware

WekaIO recognized for innovation with 2019 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award ...

Hardware

Carnegie Mellon University among first to pilot new Perlmutter supercomputer ...

Supermicro introduces industry's first server & storage systems supporting EDSFF - First compact open industry standard for All-Flash NVMe optimized storage ...

InAccel releases world's first FPGA orchestrator ...

InAccel releases open-source Logistic Regression IP core for FPGAs ...

Jack Wells to help strengthen OpenACC User Community ...

Titan, a workhorse supercomputer for the scientific community retires August 1, 2019 ...

K computer remains yokozuna of the Graph500 ranking ...

Applications

AVSimulation and ANSYS speed development of safe autonomous driving for automakers ...

Machine learning reveals how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level ...

Researchers use machine learning to more quickly analyze key capacitor materials ...

TOP500

InfiniBand accelerates top three supercomputers in the world; HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand makes debut on TOP500 list ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated deployment eliminates roadblocks to moving enterprise databases to the Autonomous Cloud ...

Oracle ushers in new era of analytics ...

Atos enhances AMOS Platform to accelerate enterprise modernization from legacy to Open Source platforms ...