Supercomputer Models Explosives Critical for Nuclear Weapons

August 6, 2022

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is one of the laboratories that operates under the auspices of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which manages the United States’ stockpile of nuclear weapons. Amid major efforts to modernize that stockpile, LLNL has announced that researchers from its own Energetic Materials Center... Read more…

AMD’s MI300 APUs to Power Exascale El Capitan Supercomputer

June 21, 2022

Additional details of the architecture of the exascale El Capitan supercomputer were disclosed today by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Terri Read more…

At GTC22, HPC and AI Get Edgy

March 30, 2022

From weather sensors and autonomous vehicles to electric grid monitoring and cloud gaming, the world’s edge computing is getting increasingly complex — but the world of HPC hasn’t necessarily caught up to these rapid innovations at the edge. At a panel at Nvidia’s virtual GTC22 (“HPC, AI, and the Edge”), five experts discussed how leading-edge HPC applications... Read more…

NNSA Selects Dell for $40M CTS-2 Commodity Computing Contract

September 28, 2021

In support of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Tri-Lab CTS-2 system contract award was announced last week. The NNSA TriLab partnership – comprising Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia national labs – awarded Dell Technologies... Read more…

Winter Classic Cluster Competition: Meet the First Five

March 11, 2021

Through the magic of video and Zoom, we've reached out to five Winter Classic Invitational cluster competition teams for our trademark up close and personal interviews. Our associate Jessi Lanum has given us Cliff Notes for each interview, along with some teasers, but check out the videos to get... Read more…

Livermore’s El Capitan Supercomputer to Debut HPE ‘Rabbit’ Near Node Local Storage

February 18, 2021

A near node local storage innovation called Rabbit factored heavily into Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s decision to select Cray’s proposal for its CORAL-2 machine, the lab’s first exascale-class supercomputer, El Capitan. Details of this new storage technology were revealed... Read more…

What’s New in HPC Research: Astra, Cabernet, the Cloud Performance Gap & More

December 8, 2020

In this regular feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming Read more…

Exascale Climate Model Used to Examine the Climate Consequences of Nuclear War

December 3, 2020

Often, we can tend to examine global crises in isolation – however, they can have surprising feedback effects on one another. The COVID-19 pandemic, for insta Read more…

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