ALCF supercomputing resources drive scientific advances in 2021
The ALCF user community continued to push the boundaries of scientific computing, producing groundbreaking studies in areas ranging from cosmology to COVID-19 research.
As part of the SC21 festivities, Cerebras Systems hosted a fireside chat with ALCF's Venkat Vishwanath to discuss Argonne National Laboratory's work with the company, the ALCF AI Testbed, and the collaborative effort nominated for a Gordon Bell Special Prize for HPC-Based COVID-19 Research.
Today, MLCommons released new results for MLPerf HPC v1.0, a machine learning training performance benchmark suite for high-performance computing. "These benchmarks are aimed at measuring the full capabilities of modern supercomputers," said ALCF's Murali Emani, who serves as co-chair of the MLPerf HPC Working Group. "This iteration of MLPerf HPC will help guide upcoming exascale systems for emerging machine learning workloads such as AI for science applications."
Exciting day for Argonne National Laboratory's new Polaris testbed system! It debuted at No. 12 on the Top500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers. Polaris will also make its debut as a resource for the 2022 INCITE program, supporting 9 of the newly announced awards.
Today at 1pm (CT), Intel is hosting a live Twitter chat focused on our upcoming exascale supercomputer, Aurora. Experts from ALCF, Intel and HPE will discuss how Aurora will advance science in the exascale era. Be sure to join the conversation!
Join us next week at SC21! More than 90 Argonne National Laboratory researchers will be contributing to virtual conference activities on topics ranging from AI and exascale technologies to HPC software and quantum computing.
On Sunday, November 14, Intel's oneAPI DevSummit at SC21 will feature hands-on tutorials, tech talks, panels, and lightning talks focused on the latest innovations with oneAPI. ALCF researchers will be contributing sessions such as Global Experts on eXtreme Performance Panel (David Martin), The Great CEED Bake-off: DPC++ Edition (Kris Rowe, Saumil Sudhir Patel), and Getting Ready for the Aurora exascale supercomputer using Intel Advisor Roofline on Intel CPUs and GPUs (JaeHyuk Kwack). Be sure to register!
The ALCF AI for Science Training Series kicked off today! For the first session, attendees learned the basics of using an ALCF supercomputer, from logging in to submitting jobs to launching Jupyter Notebooks. Stay tuned to the AI for Science Training Series webpage. We'll be posting videos from each session.
Some exciting news from today's IntelOn event! The Aurora supercomputer is now set to exceed two exaflops of peak compute performance when it is deployed at Argonne.
Happy Exascale Day! Join Argonne National Laboratory's Twitter page (@argonne) for a live exascale Twitter chat at 1 pm (CT) today. And follow along on the ECP website and our social media channels all week to learn how we're preparing to power a new era of scientific discovery with Aurora and DOE's other upcoming exascale supercomputers.
Earlier this year, ALCF Deputy Director Jini Ramprakash served as a mentor to high school student Alena Morrissette through the DuPage ACT-SO program. Today, Alena is presenting a poster at the Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference!