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Primeur weekly 2019-09-09

Quantum computing

New quantum project aims for ultra-secure communication in Europe ...

Schrödinger and Qu & Co announce collaboration to advance quantum mechanical computations on quantum computers ...

Spreading light over quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

AUBASS' AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform solution ported on Kalray's intelligent processor ...

eScience Center takes part in hackathon to improve tools for analysis of internet therapies ...

At the edge of chaos, powerful new electronics could be created ...

Middleware

2CRSI becomes a Bright reseller in the USA, Europe and Middle East ...

NERSC and ECP host OpenMP Hackathon for energy-efficient architectures ...

Hardware

Shell and PDENH are investing in Dutch sustainable data centre technology scale-up Asperitas ...

Konstantinos Orginos awarded time on world's fastest supercomputer to study Lattice QCD ...

GRC teams with NVIDIA to provide fully optimized liquid-immersion cooled system to support the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Frontera supercomputer ...

Mellanox introduces new LinkX 200G & 400G cables & transceivers at CIOE, Shenzhen, China and ECOC, Dublin, Ireland 2019 ...

Texas boosts U.S. science with fastest academic supercomputer in the world ...

New insulation technique paves the way for more powerful and smaller chips ...

WekaIO awarded three patents ...

Intel Xeon Scalable processors drive advanced research in world's fastest academic supercomputer ...

Applications

Rochester Institute of Technology researchers use Frontera supercomputer to simulate neutron star mergers ...

Researchers use TACC's new Frontera supercomputer to simulate viruses and cells ...

Teaching Neural Networks Quantum Chemistry ...

Building a sunnier energy future ...

Researchers apply increasing computational power to develop predictive models and create patient-specific treatment plans ...

Researchers will simulate high speed turbulent flows on Frontera supercomputer ...

U.S. National Science Foundation awards San Diego Supercomputer Center and partners $5,9 million to host EarthCube Office ...

Researchers uncover role of earthquake motions in triggering a 'surprise' tsunami ...

Artificial Intelligence for Physics Research ...

NCSA machine learning pipeline provides insight into energy-efficient home improvement programmes ...

Eight projects to gain early access to the Frontier supercomputer ...

New Berkeley Lab study uses supercomputers to analyze hydrological changes in a California watershed following a wildfire ...

PPG selected for DOE partnership to speed development, testing of adhesives for lightweight vehicles ...

Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved - using real life planetary computer ...

Eight projects to gain early access to the Frontier supercomputer

4 Sep 2019 Oak Ridge - In preparation for the Frontier supercomputer, the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has selected eight research projects to participate in its Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) programme.

Through CAAR, the OLCF will partner with application core developers, vendor partners, and OLCF staff members to optimize scientific applications for exascale performance, ensuring that Frontier will be able to perform large-scale science when it opens to users in 2022.

"CAAR is a collaboration", stated Judith Hill, group leader for the Scientific Computing Group at the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS). "The application developers tell us what's broken or not available in the current software stack and what compiler and tool features are their priority, and that feedback helps us prioritize efforts with our vendor partners. These teams help set the direction of software development for this machine."

As part of the CAAR programme, teams will receive support from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory Cray/AMD Center of Excellence staff, access to early generation hardware platforms, and early access to Frontier itself. Before Frontier's delivery, each team will use Summit to further develop its projects and to establish a figure of merit, a metric determined by each team that will be used to measure some form of quantifiable performance increase. At the end of the CAAR programme, the users will once again run their codes, this time on Frontier, with the results examined based on the individual figures of merit.

To be selected for the CAAR programme, projects must show a high potential for scientific advancement that cannot be achieved on petascale computers like Summit, the OLCF's IBM AC922 system, which is the fastest supercomputer in the world as of June 2019.

"One of the key components of every one of these projects is that they have a problem that only Frontier will enable them to solve", stated Bronson Messer, director of the CAAR programme. "That's one of the most important criteria for being in CAAR. They're problems that, as recently as 5 years ago, would have seemed impossible. Figuring out what's possible and then putting the flag out one step beyond that isn't the easiest thing in the world, but I think we’ve assembled a team of people who can do that."

Using Frontier, the eight teams will research a broad range of topics, from simulating mass outflows from galaxies like the Milky Way to understanding the way viruses like Zika enter host cells in the body. Some of the projects are set to create massive amounts of data and provide the perfect opportunity for achievements in deep learning and machine learning applications.

"With Summit there was a lot of excitement around machine learning and deep learning, but it was like this explosion of possible ideas", Bronson Messer stated. "Some of the Frontier CAAR projects have very specific, targeted needs where machine learning and deep learning can be brought to bear. The volume of these simulation results means you can’t just sit someone down to look at them over and over again, and that's where something like a machine learning or deep learning approach could really help. I think we are starting to find the place where machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence can really help scientific simulation."

Frontier is slated to be more than 5 times faster than Summit, with an application performance upwards of 1,5 EF, or 1,5 billion billion calculations per second. The system will make use of Cray's new Shasta architecture and feature one AMD EPYC CPU and four AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs per node.
Source: Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility - OLCF

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Primeur weekly 2019-09-09

Quantum computing

New quantum project aims for ultra-secure communication in Europe ...

Schrödinger and Qu & Co announce collaboration to advance quantum mechanical computations on quantum computers ...

Spreading light over quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

AUBASS' AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform solution ported on Kalray's intelligent processor ...

eScience Center takes part in hackathon to improve tools for analysis of internet therapies ...

At the edge of chaos, powerful new electronics could be created ...

Middleware

2CRSI becomes a Bright reseller in the USA, Europe and Middle East ...

NERSC and ECP host OpenMP Hackathon for energy-efficient architectures ...

Hardware

Shell and PDENH are investing in Dutch sustainable data centre technology scale-up Asperitas ...

Konstantinos Orginos awarded time on world's fastest supercomputer to study Lattice QCD ...

GRC teams with NVIDIA to provide fully optimized liquid-immersion cooled system to support the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Frontera supercomputer ...

Mellanox introduces new LinkX 200G & 400G cables & transceivers at CIOE, Shenzhen, China and ECOC, Dublin, Ireland 2019 ...

Texas boosts U.S. science with fastest academic supercomputer in the world ...

New insulation technique paves the way for more powerful and smaller chips ...

WekaIO awarded three patents ...

Intel Xeon Scalable processors drive advanced research in world's fastest academic supercomputer ...

Applications

Rochester Institute of Technology researchers use Frontera supercomputer to simulate neutron star mergers ...

Researchers use TACC's new Frontera supercomputer to simulate viruses and cells ...

Teaching Neural Networks Quantum Chemistry ...

Building a sunnier energy future ...

Researchers apply increasing computational power to develop predictive models and create patient-specific treatment plans ...

Researchers will simulate high speed turbulent flows on Frontera supercomputer ...

U.S. National Science Foundation awards San Diego Supercomputer Center and partners $5,9 million to host EarthCube Office ...

Researchers uncover role of earthquake motions in triggering a 'surprise' tsunami ...

Artificial Intelligence for Physics Research ...

NCSA machine learning pipeline provides insight into energy-efficient home improvement programmes ...

Eight projects to gain early access to the Frontier supercomputer ...

New Berkeley Lab study uses supercomputers to analyze hydrological changes in a California watershed following a wildfire ...

PPG selected for DOE partnership to speed development, testing of adhesives for lightweight vehicles ...

Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved - using real life planetary computer ...