Evaluation Testbeds

Through Argonne’s Joint Laboratory for System Evaluation (JLSE), the ALCF provides access to leading-edge hardware and software for research activities aimed at evaluating future extreme-scale computing systems, technologies, and capabilities.

Joint Laboratory for System Evaluation (JLSE) is a collaboration between the CELS computing divisions including Leadership Computing Facility (LCF), Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS), Computational Science (CPS) and Data Science and Learning (DSL) with the aim of evaluating future high-performance computing platforms.

These activities will be conducted with the goal of addressing Argonne’s needs in a variety of areas. Examples include:

  • Improving science productivity on current and future ALCF platforms.
  • Investigating alternative approaches to current and future deployments (both hardware and software) within ALCF.
  • Maintaining a range of hardware and software environments for testing research ideas.
  • Helping to drive standards in standard forums on benchmarks, programming models, programming languages, memory technology, etc.

Select JLSE Testbeds

  • Intel Development Chassis with XeHP GPU and Future Intel Xeon CPUs
  • Supermicro SYS-240P-TNRT with Intel Xeon 8354H CPUs
  • Supermicro SYS-1029GQ-TNRT with Intel development GPUs (Codename DG1) and Xeon Gold 6226R CPUs
  • SuperMicro X11SSH-GF-1585 Server Motherboard with Intel Xeon E3-1585 v5 CPU and Iris Pro Graphics P580 GPU
  • Intel DAOS nodes (DCPMM and NVMe storage) with Intel DAOS file system
  • Intel Xeon Phi Knights Landing Cluster
  • Intel Xeon Cooper Lake System
  • Intel Xeon Skylake Cluster
  • Intel Iris Gen9 nodes (integrated GPUs) with Intel oneAPI (public beta)
  • HPE Comanche Prototype ARM64 Cluster
  • IBM Power System AC922
  • Supermicro NVIDIA V100 and P100 Cluster
  • Atos Quantum Learning Machine

For a complete listing, see the JLSE website.