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Primeur weekly 2019-05-13

Exascale supercomputing

AMD EPYC CPUs, AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs and ROCm Open Source software to power world's fastest supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

U.S. Department of Energy and Cray to deliver record-setting Frontier supercomputer at ORNL ...

Cray pursues advanced research with DOE for exascale systems ...

CAAR accepting application team proposals for Frontier system ...

Quantum computing

Computing faster with quasi-particles ...

Quantum computing with graphene plasmons ...

Focus on Europe

ELIXIR and GA4GH expand collaboration ...

Netherlands eScience Center labeled "Center of Excellence" by international review committee ...

HPC stakeholders in Europe get together at EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 ...

Middleware

DDN announces intent to acquire Nexenta, a market expert in Software-Defined Storage for 5G and IoT ...

Hardware

Austria's Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics improves weather nowcasting with Cray AI solutions ...

Cray reports first quarter 2019 financial results ...

CoolIT Systems announces liquid cooling solution for Intel Server System S9200WK ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise integrates BlueData to accelerate Artificial Intelligence and data-driven innovation in the enterprise ...

Intel previews design innovation: 10nm CPU ships in June and 7nm product in 2021 ...

WekaIO Matrix selected by Mellanox Technologies to accelerate EDA workloads ...

Applications

King's College London and NVIDIA build UK's first AI platform for NHS hospitals ...

Quantum sensor for photons ...

Comet-enabled simulations showcase black holes and their magnetic bubbles ...

Ultra-secure form of virtual money proposed ...

Shaping the future of finance with HPC ...

NCSA scientist employs supercomputer simulations in Ohio gerrymandering case ...

Superfacility framework advances photosynthesis research ...

The Cloud

Supermicro introduces open private Cloud solutions based on new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 ...

NetApp powers data-driven organisations to succeed ...

CAAR accepting application team proposals for Frontier system


7 May 2019 Oak Ridge - As details about the Frontier supercomputer emerge, the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is seeking partnerships with select applications teams to develop scientific applications for highly effective use on the Frontier system.

Through its Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR), the OLCF will partner with simulation, data-intensive, and machine learning application teams consisting of application core developers and OLCF staff members. The teams will receive technical support from Cray and AMD - Frontier's primary vendors - and have access to multiple early-generation hardware platforms in the run up to the system's 2021 delivery.

Frontier, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's first exascale system, will support the DOE Office of Science in its broad science and energy mission, advancing knowledge in critical areas of government, academia, and industry.

"Dating back to 2008 and the deployment of the Titan supercomputer, CAAR has served as a successful model for preparing accelerated applications for one-of-a-kind systems unlike any of their predecessors in terms of size and scale", stated Bronson Messer, OLCF CAAR director. "We're looking forward to renewing this programme to ensure that the capability to perform exascale science is awaiting Frontier upon its arrival."

Based on Cray's new Shasta architecture, Frontier will feature AMD EPYC CPU and Radeon Instinct GPU technology and sport a peak performance exceeding 1.5 exaflops. Each node on Frontier will contain one CPU and four GPUs bridged by coherent memory and high-speed AMD Infinity Fabric links between CPUs and GPUs. Internode communication will be facilitated by Cray's Slingshot interconnect.

Leading up to the delivery of Frontier, the CAAR application teams will redesign, port and optimize their software to the system's architecture and demonstrate the effectiveness of their applications through a scientific grand-challenge project.

CAAR partnership project proposals, accepted now through June 8, will be evaluated by a computational and scientific review conducted by the OLCF. In addition to gauging the scientific merit and acceleration plan of each proposal, the committee will strive to select a mix of computational algorithms and programming approaches representing a broad range of scientific disciplines.

For more information on applying to CAAR, you can visit the OLCF Frontier webpage.
Source: Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility - OLCF

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-05-13

Exascale supercomputing

AMD EPYC CPUs, AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs and ROCm Open Source software to power world's fastest supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

U.S. Department of Energy and Cray to deliver record-setting Frontier supercomputer at ORNL ...

Cray pursues advanced research with DOE for exascale systems ...

CAAR accepting application team proposals for Frontier system ...

Quantum computing

Computing faster with quasi-particles ...

Quantum computing with graphene plasmons ...

Focus on Europe

ELIXIR and GA4GH expand collaboration ...

Netherlands eScience Center labeled "Center of Excellence" by international review committee ...

HPC stakeholders in Europe get together at EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 ...

Middleware

DDN announces intent to acquire Nexenta, a market expert in Software-Defined Storage for 5G and IoT ...

Hardware

Austria's Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics improves weather nowcasting with Cray AI solutions ...

Cray reports first quarter 2019 financial results ...

CoolIT Systems announces liquid cooling solution for Intel Server System S9200WK ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise integrates BlueData to accelerate Artificial Intelligence and data-driven innovation in the enterprise ...

Intel previews design innovation: 10nm CPU ships in June and 7nm product in 2021 ...

WekaIO Matrix selected by Mellanox Technologies to accelerate EDA workloads ...

Applications

King's College London and NVIDIA build UK's first AI platform for NHS hospitals ...

Quantum sensor for photons ...

Comet-enabled simulations showcase black holes and their magnetic bubbles ...

Ultra-secure form of virtual money proposed ...

Shaping the future of finance with HPC ...

NCSA scientist employs supercomputer simulations in Ohio gerrymandering case ...

Superfacility framework advances photosynthesis research ...

The Cloud

Supermicro introduces open private Cloud solutions based on new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 ...

NetApp powers data-driven organisations to succeed ...