Intel, HPE to Help Argonne Nat’l Lab Construct ‘Aurora’ Supercomputer

Intel, HPE to Help Argonne Nat’l Lab Construct ‘Aurora’ Supercomputer
Aurora system

Intel has partnered with the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to validate hardware and software applications in support of the construction of an exascale computing system named Aurora.

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s researchers are working with Intel to co-design, validate and test applications for the high-performance computing system as part of the Aurora Early Science Program and Exascale Computing Project, Intel said Tuesday.

Aurora will be powered by the company’s Xeon Scalable processors as well as its oneAPI software and Xe-HP graphics processing units.

The team intends to use the resulting software and programming HPC environments to inform the development of future applications that will run on Aurora.

Trish Damkroger, vice president and general manager of HPC for Intel, said providing Argonne with early-access hardware and software environments will help the team “jumpstart the path toward exascale” while enabling researchers to begin leveraging supercomputer resources.

According to Intel, the Aurora project could support a range of projects encompassing areas such as molecular dynamics, computational chemistry, high-fidelity modeling and cosmological simulations.

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