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 U.S Department of Energy's ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) provides access to supercomputers at ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC for high-risk, high-payoff simulations in areas related to the DOE mission. Applicants are required to submit pre-proposals by 5 pm (ET) on January 4, 2021. The pre-proposals will be used to encourage or discourage submission of full proposals.
Intel’s oneAPI Cross-Architecture Challenge is seeking participants to develop future-ready, cross-architecture code using Data Parallel C++ (DPC++). One of the prizes is an opportunity to work on a project involving oneAPI at Argonne National Laboratory. Submissions are due February 15, 2021.
Happy Computer Science Education Week! Shout out to all of the Hour of Code volunteers from the ALCF, Argonne, and beyond! Thank you for inspiring K-12 students to explore the world of computer science.
On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Anshu Dubey of Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago will present "Software Design for Longevity with Performance Portability" as part of the IDEAS Best Practices for HPC Software Developers webinar series.
On Monday, December 7 at 6 pm (CT), ALCF Director Michael Papka will present "Supercomputing and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility" as part of the webinar series hosted by IEEE Chicago and ACM Chicago.
Congratulations to all of the Argonne researchers recognized at the SC20 Award Ceremony! Arvind Ramanathan and many collaborators received the ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for HPC-Based COVID-19 Research for "AI-Driven Multiscale Simulations Illuminate Mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Dynamics." Tekin Bicer, Rajkumar Kettimuthu, Ian Foster, Vincent De Andrade and Doga Gursoy were part of a team that won the Best Paper Award for "Petascale XCT: 3D Image Reconstruction with Hierarchical Communications on Multi-GPU Nodes.”
HPCWire announced its annual Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards today at SC20. We’re proud that our Theta supercomputer supported two of the winning teams. For the 'Best Use of HPC in Energy' award, an Argonne team used the ALCF's Theta supercomputer to run the largest-ever combustion engine flow simulation. For the 'Best Use of HPC in Industry' award, researchers from Argonne, Aramco Research Center (Detroit), and Convergent Science used the Argonne computing resources, including Theta, to resolve micron-scale manufacturing defects in fuel injector geometries for the first time.
Continuing a long history of participation in the SC Conference series, more than 90 Argonne researchers will contribute to SC20 activities on topics ranging from exascale computing and big data analysis to AI and quantum computing. View the full list of Argonne's conference activities at the Argonne@SC20 website.
Do you have a Big Data or AI science problem that could benefit from the power and scale of ALCF supercomputing resources? The ALCF Data Science Program (ADSP) is now seeking proposals for data-intensive analysis and learning projects through Jan. 29, 2021.
We’re proud to partner with researchers from the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Brookhaven National Laboratory for a new DOE EPSCoR project that will use a combination of experimental and computational techniques to drive discoveries in materials science.