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Sandia to receive Fujitsu ‘green’ processor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This spring, Sandia National Laboratories anticipates being one of the first Department of Energy laboratories to receive the newest A64FX Fujitsu processor, a Japanese Arm-based processor optimized for high-performance computing. Arm-based processors are used widely in small electronic devices like cell phones. More recently, Arm-based processors were installed in Sandia’s Astra supercomputer, […]

Astra supercomputer at Sandia Labs is fastest Arm-based machine on TOP500 list

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Astra, the world’s fastest Arm-based supercomputer according to the TOP500 list, has achieved a speed of 1.529 petaflops, placing it 203rd on a ranking of top computers announced at The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis SC18 conference in Dallas. A petaflop is a unit of computing speed […]

Diagnosing supercomputer problems

Sandia, Boston University win award for using machine learning to detect issues ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University recently received a prestigious award at the International Supercomputing conference for their paper on automatically diagnosing problems in supercomputers. The research, which is in the early […]

Supercomputers receive funding to help predict, modify new materials

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Department of Energy (DOE) will invest $16 million over the next four years in supercomputer technology that will accelerate the design of new materials by combining  theoretical and experimental efforts to create new validated codes. Sandia National Laboratories researcher Luke Shulenburger will head a team working to improve algorithms that predict […]

Supercomputer benchmark gains adherents

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A software program that ranks supercomputers on their ability to solve complex problems rather than on raw speed alone continues to gain traction in the high-performance computing community. More than 60 supercomputers were ranked by the emerging tool, termed the High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) benchmark, in ratings released at the annual […]

Sandia researcher Mark Taylor receives highest award from DOE Secretary

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Mark Taylor has received the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2014 Secretary’s Honor Award — the department’s highest non-monetary employee recognition — for his work as chief computational scientist for DOE’s Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) executive council team. The award recognizes the team’s work to unify […]

Sandia appoints new vice president of science and technology

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has appointed Rob Leland as vice president of science and technology and chief technology officer. Sandia executives Duane Dimos and Julia Phillips, respectively, had served in those roles on an acting basis for the past 20 months. Leland joined Sandia in 1990. With a background in electrical and mechanical […]

Supercomputing “Test of Time” award won by Sandia researchers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The second annual “Test of Time” award for a technical paper that has had “wide and lasting impact” in supercomputing has been won by Sandia National Laboratories researchers Bruce Hendrickson and Rob Leland, according to the awards committee of the Supercomputing (SC) Conference for 2014. The supercomputing conferences are arguably the largest […]

Get ready for the computers of the future

Sandia National Laboratories launches push to innovate next-generation machines ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Computing experts at Sandia National Laboratories have launched an effort to help discover what computers of the future might look like, from next-generation supercomputers to systems that learn on their own — new machines that do more while using less energy. “We think […]

Improved ranking test for supercomputers to be released by Sandia

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Mike Heroux has helped craft a new benchmark that more accurately measures the power of modern supercomputers for scientific and engineering applications. Heroux collaborated with the creator of the widely used LINPACK benchmark, Jack Dongarra, and his colleagues at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The […]

NICE! the brain as a model for future supercomputers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The brain’s repute took a big hit in 1997 when an IBM supercomputer defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a match reported around the world. But in the second round, the brain is back. A Sandia National Laboratories-supported workshop in Albuquerque called NICE, for Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements workshop, discussed ways to […]

Supercomputing on the XPRESS track

Sandia aims to create exascale computing operating system ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In the stratosphere of high-performance supercomputing, a team led by Sandia National Laboratories is designing an operating system that can handle the million trillion mathematical operations  per second of future exascale computers, and then create prototypes of several programming components. Called the XPRESS project (eXascale […]

Graph500 adds new measurement of supercomputing performance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Supercomputing performance is getting a new measurement with the Graph500 executive committee’s announcement of specifications for a more representative way to rate the large-scale data analytics at the heart of high-performance computing. An international team that includes Sandia National Laboratories announced the single-source shortest-path specification to assess computing performance on Tuesday at […]

New standard proposed for supercomputing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new supercomputer rating system will be released by an international team led by Sandia National Laboratories at the Supercomputing Conference 2010 in New Orleans on Nov. 17. The rating system, Graph500, tests supercomputers for their skill in analyzing large, graph-based structures that link the huge numbers of data points present in biological, […]