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Karen Devine awarded the Society of Women Engineers 2019 Prism Award

November 1, 2019 • Karen Devine has been awarded the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2019 Prism Award.  According to SWE, "the Prism Award recognizes a woman who has charted her own path throughout her career, providing leadership in technology fields and professional organizations along the way."   Karen has been deservedly awarded this honor based on...
Karen Devine, 2019 SWE Prism Award Winner

Sandia, PNNL, and Georgia Tech Partner on New AI Co-Design Center

October 1, 2019 • Sandia National Laboratories, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the Georgia Institute of Technology are launching a research center that combines hardware design and software development to improve artificial intelligence technologies. The Department of Energy Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) will provide $5.5 million over three years for the research effort,...
The Artificial Intelligence-focused Architectures and Algorithms concept has applications, algorithms, programming runtime and architectures all working together

Astra Supercomputer Team Wins NNSA Defense Programs Award of Excellence

October 1, 2019 • The Astra Supercomputer Team was recently awarded an NNSA Defense Programs Award of Excellence “For excellence in design, acquisition, and integration of the Astra prototype System.” These prestigious annual awards are granted to National Security Enterprise teams and individuals across the NNSA complex to recognize significant contributions to the Stockpile...
NNSA Defense Programs - Awards of Excellence

CCR Researcher Jay Lofstead Co-Authors Best Paper at HPDC’19

June 1, 2019 • CCR Researcher Jay Lofstead and his co-authors from the Illinois Institute of Technology have been awarded Best Paper at the recent 2019 ACM International Symposium on High- Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing. Their paper entitled “LABIOS: A Distributed Label-Based I/O System” describes an approach to supporting a wide variety of...
Karsten Schwan Best Paper Award

CCR Researcher Ryan Grant Honored by Queen’s University

June 1, 2019 • CCR Researcher Ryan Grant was recently recognized by his alma mater as one of the top 125 engineering alumni or faculty of Queen’s University during a celebration of the 125thanniversary of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The award recognizes the achievements of alumni and faculty who are outstanding leaders in...
Ryan Grant

Kokkos User Group Meeting

February 1, 2019 • The Kokkos team is announcing the first Kokkos User Group Meeting to be held in Albuquerque New Mexico, USA April 23rd through 25th. The meeting will give the growing Kokkos community a chance to present progress in adopting Kokkos, exchange experiences, discuss challenges and help set priorities for the future roadmap...

Warren Davis Earns National Honors in Leadership and Technology

February 1, 2019 • Warren Davis, received his award during the conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 7-9, 2019. The annual meeting recognizes black scientists and engineers and is a program of the national Career Communications Group, which advocates for corporate diversity. This scientist wants to help you see like a computer. If you saw all...
Sandia National Laboratories’ Warren Davis, an expert in machine learning, has been selected to receive the 2019 Research Leadership Award for being “a consistent leader in discovering, developing and implementing new technologies,” according to the award citation. (Photo by Randy Montoya)

Astra Supercomputer is Fastest Arm-Based Machine on Top 500 List

November 1, 2018 • Sandia’s Astra is the world’s fastest Arm-based supercomputer according to the just released TOP500 list, the supercomputer industry’s standard. With a speed of 1.529 petaflops, Astra placed 203rd on a ranking of top computers announced at SC18, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, in Dallas. A petaflop is a unit...
Astra Supercomputer

Power API and LAMMPS Win R&D 100 Awards

November 1, 2018 • Two CCR technologies have won 2018 R&D100 Awards. Each year, R&D Magazine names the 100 most technologically significant products and advancements, recognizing the winners and their organizations. Winners are selected from submissions from universities, corporations, and government labs throughout the world. This year’s winners include the Power API and LAMMPS. The Power API...
R&D 100 Awards

Power API and LAMMPS Named R&D 100 Award Finalists

October 1, 2018 • Two CCR technologies have been named as finalists for the 2018 R&D100 Awards. Each year, R&D Magazine names the 100 most technologically significant products and advancements, recognizing the winners and their organizations. Winners are selected from submissions from universities, corporations, and government labs throughout the world. This year’s finalists include...
R&D 100 Awards

Sandia Joins the Linaro HPC Special Interest Group

August 1, 2018 • Sandia National Laboratories has joined Linaro’s High Performance Compute (HPC) Special Interest Group as an advanced end user of mission-critical HPC systems.  Linaro Ltd, is the open source collaborative engineering organization developing software for the Arm ecosystem. Sandia recently announced Astra, one of the first supercomputers to use processors based...
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Astra – An Arm-Based Large-Scale Advanced Architecture Prototype Platform

June 1, 2018 • Astra, one of the first supercomputers to use processors based on the Arm architecture in a large-scale high-performance computing platform, is being deployed at Sandia National Laboratories.  Astra is the first of a potential series of advanced architecture prototype platforms, which will be deployed as part of the Vanguard program...
Astra Supercomputer

CCR Researcher Kurt Ferreira Co-Authors Best Paper at APDCM Workshop

May 1, 2018 • CCR Researcher Kurt Ferreira and his co-authors have been awarded Best Paper at the upcoming Workshop on Advances in Parallel and Distributed Computational Models (APDCM) at the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium. Their paper entitled "Optimal Cooperative Checkpointing for Shared High-Performance Computing Platforms" proposes a cooperative checkpoint scheduling policy that...

NVIDIA has invited SNL to present results of a GPU performant shock hydrodynamics code at their Super Computing (SC17) booth.

February 1, 2018 • NVIDIA has invited SNL to present results of a GPU performant coupled hydrodynamics, low Magnetic Reynolds number  (low Rm) code at their Super Computing 17 (SC17) booth. Researchers at Sandia are developing a new shock hydrodynamics capability, based on adaptive Lagrangian techniques targeted at next generation architectures. The code simulates...

The Next Platform Highlights CCR Work on Memory-Centric Programming

February 1, 2018 • A recent article from The Next Platform, an online publication that offers in-depth coverage of high-end computing, recently featured an article entitled “New Memory Challenges Legacy Approaches to HPC Code.” The article discusses a paper co-authored by CCR researcher Ron Brightwell that was published last November as part of the...
The Next Platform

DOE award to develop new quantum algorithms for simulation, optimization, and machine learning

January 1, 2018 • The Department of Energy's Office of Science recently awarded $4.5M over three years to a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary team led by Dr. Ojas Parekh (1464) to explore the abilities of quantum computers in three interrelated areas: quantum simulation, optimization, and machine learning, each highly relevant to the DOE mission. The...
The QOALAS (pronounced as “Koalas”) project mascot is a marsupial who knows his theoretical physics and Feynmann diagrams!

Released VTK-m user’s guide, version 1.1

January 1, 2018 • Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, in collaboration with Kitware Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the university of Oregon, are proud to release VTK-m version 1.1. The VTK-m library provides highly parallel code to execute visualization on many-core processors like GPUs, multi-core CPUs, and other hardware...
A visualization of the temperature field computed by the Nek5000 thermal hydraulics simulator created in VTK-m. (Image credit: Matthew Larsen, LLNL)

DARPA/Amazon/IEEE Graph Challenge Champion

December 1, 2017 • A Sandia team from the Center for Computational Research (Michael Wolf, Mehmet Deveci, Jon Berry, Si Hammond, and Siva Rajamanickam) was awarded champion status in the 2017 DARPA/Amazon/IEEE Graph Challenge (http://graphchallenge.mit.edu/champions) for their fast triangle counting implementation KKTri.  KKTri was developed as part of the KokkosKernels framework, leveraging linear algebra-based...
DARPA/Amazon/IEEE Graph Challenge Champion

AMD Leverages Sandia Technology to Improve GPU Networking

November 1, 2017 • At the recent International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC’17), Michael LeBeane from AMD presented a research paper entitled “GPU Triggered Networking for Intra-Kernel Communications.” The paper describes an approach using triggered operations to improve networking performance for systems, such as the Titan machine at Oak...
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CCR Researcher Delivered Keynote at EuroMPI/USA

November 1, 2017 • CCR researcher Ron Brightwell delivered one of three keynote talks at the recent EuroMPI/USA conference held at Argonne National Laboratory. The Message Passing Interface (MPI) is a de- facto standard programming interface and is the most popular programming system used in high-performance parallel computing, and EuroMPI is an annual conference...
CCR Researcher Delivered Keynote at EuroMPI/USA

CCR Researcher Jay Lofstead Helps Unveil First IO-500 Benchmark Results

November 1, 2017 • CCR researcher Jay Lofstead, together with collaborators John Bent from Seagate, Julian Kunkel from the German Climate Computing Center, and Georges Markomanolis of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology released the first results of the IO-500 benchmark during a birds-of-a-feather (BOF) gathering at the recent Supercomputing conference. Similar to...

Slycat™ Expands External Access Through Demonstration Servers

November 1, 2017 • The demonstration version of the Slycat™ server, Sandia National Laboratories’ open-source ensemble analysis and visualization system, has been released as a Docker container at https://hub.docker.com/r/slycat/slycat-developer/. This distribution provides a fully-functional webserver, preloaded with example Slycat™ models and test data. This release is intended to facilitate broader access to Slycat™ outside...
The windows shows Slycat™ analysis of the cars dataset, one of the 7 different open datasets and data models distributed with the Slycat™ Docker container and available on the myslycat.com website.

CCR Researchers Author Best Paper Nominee at IEEE CloudCom’17

October 1, 2017 •  CCR system software researchers Andrew Younge, Kevin Pedretti, Ryan Grant, and Ron Brightwell authored the paper entitled “A Tale of Two Systems: Using Containers to Deploy HPC Applications on Supercomputers and Clouds,” which is one of three papers nominated for Best Paper in Cloud Architecture at the upcoming 2017 IEEE...
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CCR Researchers Co-Author Best Paper Nominee at SC’17

October 1, 2017 •  CCR system software researchers Ryan Grant and Ron Brightwell are co-authors on the paper entitled “sPIN: High-Performance Streaming Processing in the Network,” which was one of five papers nominated for Best Paper at the recent 2017 International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC’17). The paper describes...
CCR Researchers Co-Author Best Paper Nominee at SC’17

Inside HPC – ARM HPC Panel with CCR Researcher Kevin Pedretti

September 1, 2017 •  The HPC news blog insideHPC recently posted a video of a panel session from the ARM Research Summit held in Cambridge, UK. The panel, “ARM in HPC – Software and Hardware Differentiation and Direction for Exascale and Beyond,” included CCR researcher Kevin Pedretti as well as other HPC leaders from...
Inside HPC
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