Since 1986 - Covering the Fastest Computers in the World and the People Who Run Them

Language Flags
November 19, 2013

Argonne and RIKEN Sign MOU in Support of Petascale Computing

ARGONNE, Ill., Nov. 19 — Leaders in the petascale computing arena in the U.S. and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a cooperative relationship in support of projects aimed at expanding the use of petascale computing in the scientific and engineering communities.

The MOU was signed at SC13, a supercomputing conference being held in Denver, by Kimihiko Hirao, director of the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) of Japan, and Michael E. Papka, director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) of the U.S.

The MOU identifies areas of mutual interest to both organizations and brings several new research capabilities to AICS, which is funded by the Japanese government through the RIKEN research institute, and the ALCF, a U.S. Department of Energy leadership computing facility in support of open science located at Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago. Petascale computing refers to a computer system capable of reaching performance in excess of one petaflops – that is, one quadrillion floating point operations per second.

“As we move forward with our high performance computing initiatives, it is critical that we collaborate globally with organizations that have similar goals in mind,” said Papka.

Among the distinguished guests attending the ceremony were AICS Vice Director Akinori Yonezawa, AICS Policy Planning Division Head Hiroshi Kataoka, Argonne Associate Laboratory Director Rick Stevens, ALCF Deputy Director Susan Coghlan and ALCF Director of Science Paul Messina.

About RIKEN

Riken is Japan’s flagship research institute devoted to basic and applied research. The RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science conducts leading-edge simulation research and human resource development programs, centering around institutions that power research and development in each strategic field. For more information, please see: http://www.aics.riken.jp/

About Argonne National Laboratory 

Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America’s scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. With employees from more than 60 nations, Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

—–

Source: Argonne National Laboratory

SC14 Virtual Booth Tours

AMD SC14 video AMD Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Cray SC14 video Cray Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Datasite SC14 video DataSite and RedLine @ SC14
Click to Play Video
HP SC14 video HP Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
IBM DCS3860 and Elastic Storage @ SC14 video IBM DCS3860 and Elastic Storage @ SC14
Click to Play Video
IBM Flash Storage
@ SC14 video IBM Flash Storage @ SC14  
Click to Play Video
IBM Platform @ SC14 video IBM Platform @ SC14
Click to Play Video
IBM Power Big Data SC14 video IBM Power Big Data @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Intel SC14 video Intel Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Lenovo SC14 video Lenovo Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Mellanox SC14 video Mellanox Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Panasas SC14 video Panasas Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Quanta SC14 video Quanta Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Seagate SC14 video Seagate Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Supermicro SC14 video Supermicro Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video