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Primeur weekly 2019-08-19

Focus

Close to 800 million funding allocated to 119 HPC related research projects in European H2020 programme ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray announces Shasta software to power the exascale era ...

DOE/NNSA and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announce partnership with Cray to develop NNSA's first exascale supercomputer ...

Focus on Europe

GW4 supercomputer Isambard can compete with Intel ...

Middleware

Taashee Linux Services joins Bright Partner Programme to bring clustered infrastructure management to Indian customer base ...

Hardware

Huntsville Center programme procures mobile, containerized supercomputer for Defense Department ...

Blue Waters computational resources available through 2020 ...

E4 Computer Engineering delivers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor solutions to customers, setting a new standard for the modern data centre ...

ScaleMP delivers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor solutions to customers, setting a new standard for the modern data centre ...

Grant and gift totaling more than $11 million will accelerate high-performance computing at IACS ...

Tachyum joins PCI-SIG in support of mission to satisfy performance needs of data centre, AI and HPC workloads ...

GRC launches the ICEraQ Micro, an immersion cooled micro-modular data centre solution ...

Applications

Predicting the risk of cancer with computational electrodynamics ...

Virtual 'Universe Machine' sheds light on galaxy evolution ...

Simulating blood flow at the cellular level ...

CANDLE illuminates new pathways in fight against cancer ...

Breathe in, breathe out? It's complicated ...

Brookhaven Lab and University of Delaware begin joint initiative ...

US Department of Energy to offer a sneak peek of tomorrow's Artificial Intelligent technologies ...

Subaru Corporation and ANSYS power the future of hybrid electric vehicle design ...

Supercomputing prodigies win prestigious honours ...

The Cloud

Nimbix launches HyperHub to enable point-and-click supercomputing across public, hybrid, and multiple Clouds ...

US Department of Energy to offer a sneak peek of tomorrow's Artificial Intelligent technologies


Dimitri Kusnezov, Deputy Under Secretary for A.I. and Technology, visits Micron Technology in Seattle.
16 Aug 2019 Washington, D.C. - Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has the potential to literally change the world. It helps scientists quickly analyze massive data sets to solve tough problems related to energy, science, national security, health care, and everything else in between. The Department of Energy (DOE) - home to the world's two fastest supercomputers, that are also A.I. enabled, and with next-generation exascale machines in development - is at the forefront of America's A.I. revolution.

But to unleash the power of A.I., scientists and engineers need to find ways to redesign computers and memory so machines can learn better and faster. That's why DOE is working with the private sector to use A.I. to fuel and change the world we live in.

DOE has been working with Micron Technology, a U.S. expert in memory technologies, and their A.I. laboratory in Seattle, to develop next-gen memory centered accelerators, which can make A.I. more portable, energy efficient, and - most importantly - smart.

Recently, Dimitri Kusnezov, DOE's Deputy Under Secretary for A.I. and Technology, had the opportunity to visit Micron's lab and see some of their prototype memory technologies firsthand. These technologies will then be tested at Energy Department National Labs such as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which is already home to one of the fastest supercomputers in the world and is a future home of El Capitan, one of DOE's exascale supercomputers.

Researchers will use Livermore's world-class capabilities to further develop and demonstrate other advanced computational technologies such as neural networks for use in a wide range of applications that impact people's lives in a positive way.

In addition to Micron, Dimitri Kusnezov also visited Amazon's new re:Invent headquarters in Seattle, home of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Researchers at AWS have made progress in designing custom materials that can boost A.I. performance. DOE and AWS are both interested in ways to advance A.I. technologies and methods like image analysis and workflow optimization, which have potential to be used in a vast range of applications.

DOE is particularly interested in applications that enhance energy efficiency, cybersecurity and grid security, as well as increasing scientific discovery and assuring our nuclear deterrent capability. Wider applications of DOE's work in A.I. include helping water managers make smarter resource management decisions thereby improving resistance to droughts, developing smarter farming practices that increase crop yields while improving stewardship and sustainability, and speeding the discovery of new materials like metallic glasses, which are lighter and stronger than today’s best steels, and stand up better to wear and tear.

DOE is also making remarkable progress in how it applies A.I. to records, images and a host of additional information to predict outcomes. This has specific use in our work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to help the veterans - but these new technologies could help us take A.I. to the next level, empowering scientists and engineers to help even more people.

With DOE's partners and its developing technologies, DOE is showing that there's no limit to what it can do to impact people's lives in a positive way.

Source: US Department of Energy - DOE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-08-19

Focus

Close to 800 million funding allocated to 119 HPC related research projects in European H2020 programme ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray announces Shasta software to power the exascale era ...

DOE/NNSA and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announce partnership with Cray to develop NNSA's first exascale supercomputer ...

Focus on Europe

GW4 supercomputer Isambard can compete with Intel ...

Middleware

Taashee Linux Services joins Bright Partner Programme to bring clustered infrastructure management to Indian customer base ...

Hardware

Huntsville Center programme procures mobile, containerized supercomputer for Defense Department ...

Blue Waters computational resources available through 2020 ...

E4 Computer Engineering delivers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor solutions to customers, setting a new standard for the modern data centre ...

ScaleMP delivers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor solutions to customers, setting a new standard for the modern data centre ...

Grant and gift totaling more than $11 million will accelerate high-performance computing at IACS ...

Tachyum joins PCI-SIG in support of mission to satisfy performance needs of data centre, AI and HPC workloads ...

GRC launches the ICEraQ Micro, an immersion cooled micro-modular data centre solution ...

Applications

Predicting the risk of cancer with computational electrodynamics ...

Virtual 'Universe Machine' sheds light on galaxy evolution ...

Simulating blood flow at the cellular level ...

CANDLE illuminates new pathways in fight against cancer ...

Breathe in, breathe out? It's complicated ...

Brookhaven Lab and University of Delaware begin joint initiative ...

US Department of Energy to offer a sneak peek of tomorrow's Artificial Intelligent technologies ...

Subaru Corporation and ANSYS power the future of hybrid electric vehicle design ...

Supercomputing prodigies win prestigious honours ...

The Cloud

Nimbix launches HyperHub to enable point-and-click supercomputing across public, hybrid, and multiple Clouds ...