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2020 ALCF Science Report

Check out the 2020 ALCF Science Report to learn how the facility and its user community are advancing the forefront of high-performance computing for science. The report includes updates on facility's initiatives and a collection of highlights on notable results produced by ALCF users.

2020 ALCF Science Report

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ALCF's Kevin Brown delivers keynote at 2021 ILSAMP conference

From Jamaica to Tokyo Institute of Technology to Argonne National Laboratory, ALCF postdoc Kevin Brown’s career path in supercomputing is an interesting and inspiring story. Check out his keynote talk, "Finding Opportunities in Everyday Encounters,” at the recent Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ILSAMP) conference to hear it for yourself.
Kevin Brown: ILSAMP keynote talk

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Intel announces oneAPI Challenge winners

Today, Intel announced the winners of the Great Cross-Architecture Challenge. The contest challenged participants from across the globe to use oneAPI and and Data Parallel C++ (DPC++) to develop applications across heterogenous computing architectures. One of the contestants, Andrew Pastrello of Sydney, Australia, won an opportunity to work on a oneAPI project at Argonne.
Intel Coding Challenge

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Simulations at ALCF contribute to pioneering laser-driven experiments

With help from ALCF supercomputers, an international team co-led by the University of Rochester, the University of Oxford and the University of Chicago recreated—for the first time in a laboratory—the growth of magnetic fields at extreme conditions similar to those in the hot plasma that fills clusters of galaxies. Check out the story from the University of Chicago to learn more.
UChicago: Using powerful lasers, scientists recreate how magnetic fields grow in clusters of galaxies

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Argonne researchers contribute to Brain Connectivity Workshop

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, Argonne National Laboratory's Nicola Ferrier will co-lead the 4th workshop in the Brain Connectivity series,  co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative and DOE's Office of Science. Argonne's Tom Uram and Ian Foster will also participate in the free virtual workshop focused on connectome generation and data pipelines.

Brain Connectivity Workshop

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New article highlights Argonne's gender equality initiatives

Learn how employees across Argonne, including ALCF’s Carissa Holohan, are helping to build a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment that supports and promotes gender equality and diversity.

Argonne initiatives drive gender equality, diversity, respect

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Argonne at SIAM CSE21 this week!

The SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE21) is now underway! Argonne researchers are contributing to more than 100 conference activities this week, including invited talks, tutorials, the Broader Engagement Program, and the career fair.

SIAM CSE21

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ALCF team recognized with DOE Secretary of Energy’s Honor Award

Congrats to the many Argonne researchers recently recognized with DOE Secretary of Energy’s Honor Awards. Among the recipients, ALCF's Mike Papka and Katherine Riley were part of the team that mobilized Argonne supercomputing resources to support and accelerate COVID-19 research.

 

DOE Secretary of Energy’s Honor Awards

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New features in SYCL 2020 specification to benefit ALCF users

Today, the Khronos Group announced the ratification and public release of the SYCL™ 2020 final specification—the open standard for single source C++ parallel programming. SYCL is a key programming framework for the ALCF's upcoming exascale system, Aurora. “Our users will benefit from features in the SYCL 2020 specification. New features, such as support for unified memory (USM) and reductions, are important capabilities for programming high-performance-computing hardware,” said Nevin Liber, ALCF computer scientist.

Khronos SYCL Provisional Specification

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ECP podcast: ALCF's Brian Homerding discusses exascale code development

In a new podcast from DOE's Exascale Computing Project, Brian Homerding of the ALCF discusses the efforts to prepare an earthquake simulation code for Argonne' upcoming exascale system, Aurora. The episode is the first in a new series that will highlight achievements and lessons learned in optimizing code to run efficiently on GPUs.

Let’s Talk Exascale Code Development: EQSIM