Scientists to Tap Exascale Computing to Unlock the Mystery of our Accelerating Universe

The universe and everything in it roared to life with the Big Bang approximately 13.8 billion years ago. It has continued expanding ever since. While we have a good understanding of the early uni

By Rob Johnson

Liquid Cooling Makes a Splash in Enterprise Data Centers

Direct liquid cooling is now gaining momentum in mainstream data centers — for many good reasons.

As servers get faster, they generate more heat, and that increases the need for innovative a

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AI is the Next Exascale – Rick Stevens on What that Means and Why It’s Important

Twelve years ago the Department of Energy (DOE) was just beginning to explore what an exascale computing program might look like and what it might accomplish. Today, DOE is repeating that process

By Tiffany Trader and John Russell

Cray Wins NNSA-Livermore ‘El Capitan’ Exascale Contract

Cray has won the bid to build the first exascale supercomputer for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The contract, valued at $

By Tiffany Trader

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Xilinx vs. Intel: FPGA Market Leaders Launch Server Accelerator Cards

August 6, 2019

The two FPGA market leaders, Intel and Xilinx, both announced new accelerator cards this week designed to handle specialized, compute-intensive workloads and un Read more…

By Doug Black

LLNL, Purdue Researchers Harness GPU Mixed Precision for Accuracy-Performance Tradeoff

August 5, 2019

Computational scientists have long relied on high-precision arithmetic to accurately solve a wide range of problems, from modeling nuclear reactors to predictin Read more…

AI for Science Town Hall Series Kicks off at Argonne

August 2, 2019

Argonne National Lab, future home to the Intel-Cray Aurora supercomputer, recently hosted the first in a series of four AI for Science town hall meetings being convened by Department of Energy laboratories. The meetings are aimed at soliciting and collecting "community input on the opportunities and challenges facing the scientific community in the era of convergence of high-performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies." Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The Human Brain Project Takes Lumps Again

July 29, 2019

The European-funded Human Brain Project (HBP) has stirred its share of controversy over the years so perhaps it’s not surprising that The Atlantic should tak Read more…

By John Russell

Rise of NIH’s Biowulf Mirrors the Rise of Computational Biology

July 29, 2019

The story of NIH’s supercomputer Biowulf is fascinating, important, and in many ways representative of the transformation of life sciences and biomedical res Read more…

By John Russell

Berkeley Lab’s Kathy Yelick Looks Back and Ahead as She Contemplates Next Career Stage

July 25, 2019

In mid-April, Kathy Yelick announced she would step down as Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for the Computing Sciences organization at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a position she has held since September 2010, in addition to heading NERSC from 2008 through 2012. Yelick will return to campus in January 2020... Read more…

By Jon Bashor

Informing Designs of Safer, More Efficient Aircraft with Exascale Computing

July 18, 2019

During the process of designing an aircraft, aeronautical engineers must perform predictive simulations to understand how airflow around the plane impacts fligh Read more…

By Rob Johnson

How Fast is Your Rubik Solver; This One’s Probably Faster

July 18, 2019

In the race to solve Rubik’s Cube, the time-to-finish keeps shrinking. This year Philipp Weyer from Germany won the 10th World Cube Association (WCA) Champio Read more…

By John Russell

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