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DOE Eyes 2021 Deployment for Natl Lab Exascale Computer

The Energy Department aims to deploy the first exascale computer at a national laboratory by 2021 and eventually promote the system to other labs, agencies and industry, Federal News Radio reported Monday. DOE awarded $258 million in contracts to Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Cray and Nvidia in …

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NASA to Present Supercomputing Projects at Utah HPC Conference

NASA will highlight results of various agency research and supercomputing projects at SC16, an international high-performance computing conference scheduled to take place in Salt Lake City, Utah from Nov. 14 to 17. Professionals from five NASA centers will present 40 mission projects that use the space agency’s HPC resources such as complex aerodynamic simulations of helicopter rotor …

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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Unveils Computational Science Research Center; Lynn Orr Comments

The Energy Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has opened a new center in an effort to provide universities and research organizations a venue to perform networking and computational science research. Shyh Wang Hall is located at Berkeley Lab and will house DOE’s Energy Sciences Network, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center …

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DOE: 3 Natl Labs Form Supercomputing Tech Development Alliance

Three Energy Department-funded research centers have forged a partnership that aims to increase scientists’ access to supercomputer technology in efforts to address scientific, national security and environmental problems. DOE said Tuesday the Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories created the Alliance for Application Performance at Extreme Scale to design, procure and implement high-performance computing …

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NSF Issues Grants for 2 New Supercomputers for Open Science

The National Science Foundation has approved grants worth a combined $16.2 million to fund the acquisition of two new supercomputers for the open science research community. The foundation said Nov. 24 that it allocated $9.6 million for the purchase of the Bridges advanced computing system to be housed at the …

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Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Lab Opens ‘Catalyst’ Supercomputer to Industry Partners

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has opened its new supercomputer to industry partners for testing on big data systems. The National Nuclear Security Administration uses Catalyst for its Advanced Simulation and Computing program and the technology features the NNSA’s Tri-lab open source software for common user platform, LLNL said May 6. Cray and Intel collaborated with the laboratory …

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Energy Dept to Build Supercomputers to Model Nuclear Explosions

Congress is asking the Energy Department to develop fresh supercomputers over the next 10 years to model nuclear weapons explosions, Nextgov reported Monday. Bob Brewin writes that language in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act asks for exascale computers that work to perform quintillions of operations per second for weapons …

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