Mira’s Last Journey: Exploring the dark universe
Before the ALCF's Mira supercomputer was retired, researchers used the system to perform a massive simulation that will help inform sky maps for large-scale cosmological experiments.
The SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE21) is now underway! Argonne researchers are contributing to more than 100 conference activities this week, including invited talks, tutorials, the Broader Engagement Program, and the career fair.
Congrats to the many Argonne researchers recently recognized with DOE Secretary of Energy’s Honor Awards. Among the recipients, ALCF's Mike Papka and Katherine Riley were part of the team that mobilized Argonne supercomputing resources to support and accelerate COVID-19 research.
Today, the Khronos Group announced the ratification and public release of the SYCL™ 2020 final specification—the open standard for single source C++ parallel programming. SYCL is a key programming framework for the ALCF's upcoming exascale system, Aurora. “Our users will benefit from features in the SYCL 2020 specification. New features, such as support for unified memory (USM) and reductions, are important capabilities for programming high-performance-computing hardware,” said Nevin Liber, ALCF computer scientist.
In a new podcast from DOE's Exascale Computing Project, Brian Homerding of the ALCF discusses the efforts to prepare an earthquake simulation code for Argonne' upcoming exascale system, Aurora. The episode is the first in a new series that will highlight achievements and lessons learned in optimizing code to run efficiently on GPUs.
A new collaboration between ALCF, NERSC, and Codeplay Software will enhance LLVM SYCL GPU compiler capabilities to help researchers develop high-performance applications that are portable across diverse compute architectures.
Argonne National Laboratory is hosting an exascale-themed Twitter chat at 2 pm (CT) on Wednesday, February 3. Join us at @argonne to learn how DOE's upcoming exascale supercomputers, including Argonne's Aurora system, will accelerate scientific discovery and innovation. Representatives from Argonne, Intel and HPE will be on hand to answer your questions.
Check out this new article from Quanta Magazine to learn how Sean Couch of Michigan State University and Adam Burrows of Princeton University are using ALCF supercomputers to shed light on the mechanisms that drive supernova explosions.
ALCF Deputy Director Jini Ramprakash was among the speakers at Argonne's virtual User Facilities Awareness Workshop with the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Educational Access in Science and Engineering (InCREASE), a group dedicated to promoting research and education in minority-serving institutions.
Katherine Riley, ALCF Director of Science, recently appeared on Argonne's Instagram page to discuss the impact of supercomputing on science. The live chat touches on everything from modeling supernovae to COVID-19 research to the promise of future exascale systems.
The call for applications for the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) is now open. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021. This year's program will be held August 1-13, 2021. Doctoral students, postdocs, and scientists interested in conducting computational science and engineering research on large-scale computers are encouraged to apply.