Upcoming events both locally and distant relating to architecture and simulation.

New: Abstract Machine Models and Proxy Architectures Whitepaper released (located in Publications).

OpenSoC at NoCArc 2014

posted Dec 18, 2014, 10:36 AM by Unknown user

George Michelogiannakis and Farzad Fatollahi--Fard presented OpenSoC at the Network on a Chip Architectures held in Cambridge UK Dec. 13-17.

AMM at SuperComputing 2014

posted Dec 18, 2014, 10:33 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 18, 2014, 10:39 AM ]

Dan Burke presented the group's Abstract Machine Model white paper at the Workshop on Hardware-Software Co-Design for High Performance Computing (Co-HPC 2014).

Khaled Ibrahim Wins SC14 HPC Challenge with Best FFT Performance

posted Dec 18, 2014, 10:25 AM by Unknown user

Khaled Ibrahim of the CAL Lab won the HPC Challenge for the fastest performance of a Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) application at the SC14 conference in New Orleans. Ibrahim tuned his application to achieve 226 teraflop/s running on the Mira IBM BlueGene Q supercomputer.

Details in the article found here.

OpenSoC Tutorial at NOCS 2014

posted Sep 16, 2014, 2:36 PM by Unknown user

Dave Donofrio, George Michelogiannakis, and Farzad Fatollahi-Fard are presenting our Chisel-based NOC generator tool at NOCS 2014.

John Shalf Gives Invited Talk to Cray Engineers

posted Sep 16, 2014, 2:13 PM by Unknown user

John Shalf, NERSC’s chief technologist and head of CRD’s Computer and Data Sciences Department, was one of two invited speakers at an annual workshop for Cray’s principal and senior principal engineers, “essentially the top technical talent at Cray,” according to Peg Williams, Cray’s senior vice president for HPC systems. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, Shalf gave a 45-minute presentation on how workloads are changing at NERSC and more broadly in DOE. He then spent about an hour in a Q&A session with the Cray engineers. The workshop was held Sept. 9-11 in Seattle.

Cori Featured in ASCR Discovery

posted Sep 16, 2014, 2:13 PM by Unknown user

The September 10 issue of ASCR Discovery profiled NERSC's next supercomputer. Nicknamed Cori in honor of Nobel-prize winning biochemist Gerty Cori, the system will pack an overall 10-fold increase in application performance over Hopper. But it’s not primarily Cori’s anticipated stellar performance that makes NERSC DirectorSudip Dosanjh see the supercomputer as a great leap toward exascale computing: Cori will do it with less energy. “With Cori we will begin transitioning the broad range of (DOE) Office of Science codes that run at NERSC to energy-efficient, many-core computer architectures," said Dosanjh.  Read more...

insideHPC: Sudip Dosanjh Announces NERSC HPC Awards

posted Sep 11, 2013, 2:48 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 7:01 AM ]

LBL NERSC Director Sudip Dosanjh states: 

"Choosing the recipients of such achievement awards is no easy task, as all 5,000 of our users are tackling important scientific challenges and we can only honor four of them." 

"The accomplishments of our 2014 NERSC Achievement Award winners really highlight the wide range of research supported by NERSC, in this case studying problems ranging from the beginning of our universe to developing innovative algorithms for accelerator design, from creating a public database for developing new batteries and solar panels to modeling the transitions that underlie many processes in biology.”

System-on-a-Chip Workshop

posted Jul 9, 2013, 2:17 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 4, 2014, 10:00 AM ]

The workshop in Denver was successful and well received.   For historical purposes, the website is archived here.

The agenda is archived archived on this site; internal notes and discussion results available through direct contact with the steering committee members.  

The presentations are available in a Dropbox folder here; email if you require access.

John Shalf discusses Big Data with White House

posted Jul 8, 2013, 1:25 PM by Daniel Burke   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 6:59 AM by Unknown user ]

John Shalf meets with White House staff about the future requirements of Big Data.

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