Evaluation Testbeds

Through Argonne’s Joint Laboratory for System Evaluation (JLSE), the ALCF provides access to leading-edge hardware and software for research activities aimed at evaluating future extreme-scale computing systems, technologies, and capabilities.

Established by the ALCF and the Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division, the JLSE centralizes Argonne’s research activities aimed at evaluating future extreme-scale computing systems, technologies, and capabilities.

JLSE users leverage existing infrastructure and next-generation hardware and software to explore low-level experimental computer and computational science, including operating systems, messaging, compilers, benchmarking, power measurements, I/O, and new file systems.

By providing access to leading-edge computing resources and fostering collaborative research, the JLSE enables researchers to address Argonne and DOE needs in a variety of areas, which include:

  • Improving science productivity on future hardware and software platforms
  • Providing an avenue for Argonne researchers to work collaboratively with HPC vendors on prototype technologies for petascale and beyond
  • Investigating alternative approaches to current and future system deployments
  • Maintaining a range of hardware and software environments for testing research ideas
  • Helping to drive standards on benchmarks, programming models, programming languages, memory technologies, etc.

Select JLSE Systems

  • Intel Xeon Phi Knights Landing Cluster
  • IBM Power System S822LC
  • Atos Quantum Learning Machine
  • Intel Xeon Platinum Skylake Cluster
  • HPE Comanche Prototype ARM64 Cluster
  • Kubernetes Cluster with Rancher
  • NVIDIA DGX–1
  • IBM Elastic Storage Server GL6

For a complete listing, see the JLSE website.