Exascale Watch: Aurora Installation Underway, Now Open for Reservations

May 10, 2022

Installation has begun on the Aurora supercomputer, Rick Stevens (associate director of Argonne National Laboratory) revealed today during the Intel Vision event keynote taking place in Dallas, Texas, and online. Joining Intel exec Raja Koduri on stage, Stevens confirmed that the Aurora build is underway – a major development for a system that is projected to deliver more... Read more…

Argonne Talks AI Accelerators for Covid Research

April 28, 2022

As the pandemic swept across the world, virtually every research supercomputer lit up to support Covid-19 investigations. But even as the world transformed, the Read more…

Supercomputing, Paper Cutting Underpin Stretchable Electronics Research

April 11, 2022

Some wearable electronics—like sensors sewn into fabrics, or applicable “skins”—rely on the development of new, durable, stretchable electronic material Read more…

Argonne Supercomputer Powers Air Travel Covid-19 Research

March 9, 2022

The world is (once again) returning to some semblance of pre-pandemic life as the omicron variant wanes. Many are now wondering about the risk calculus for popu Read more…

On the Eve of Exascale, Argonne Lab Turns to Altair PBS Pro After 20+Years of Rolling Their Own Workload Manager

November 10, 2021

It was with a hint of nostalgia that Argonne Lab’s Bill Allcock described the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s (ALCF) decision to switch to a commercially-supported workload management suite after 20+ years spent developing and using ALCF’s custom workload manager, Cobalt. Argonne National Laboratory announced today that it is deploying Altair PBS Professional across the organization’s HPC systems and clusters. “From the inception of ALCF, we wrote our own scheduler called Cobalt... Read more…

How Argonne Is Preparing for Exascale in 2022

September 8, 2021

Additional details came to light on Argonne National Laboratory’s preparation for the 2022 Aurora exascale-class supercomputer, during the HPC User Forum, held virtually this week on account of pandemic. Exascale Computing Project director Doug Kothe reviewed some of the 'early exascale hardware' at Argonne, Oak Ridge and NERSC (Perlmutter), while Ti Leggett, Deputy Project Director & Deputy Director... Read more…

Argonne’s 44-Petaflops ‘Polaris’ Supercomputer Will Be Testbed for Aurora, Exascale Era

August 25, 2021

A new 44-petaflops (theoretical peak) supercomputer is under construction at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Called Polaris, this new Read more…

Argonne Supercomputing, Oak Ridge Software to Power Digital Twins for Millions of Buildings

August 12, 2021

In 2020, residential and commercial buildings in the U.S. accounted for 40 percent of all energy consumption in the country – and with climate change rapidly Read more…

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