SambaNova Delivers Next-Generation DataScale System to Argonne National Laboratory

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SambaNova Delivers Next-Generation DataScale System to Argonne National Laboratory
New System Drives Advances in AI for Science

SC22, Dallas, TX, November 14, 2022 – SambaNova Systems has delivered SambaNova’s DataScale(R) system to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to analyze data for science, including large-scale image data and large-scale language models. provided new resources to accelerate your AI workloads.
DataScale is a fully integrated hardware and software system that enables organizations to reimagine their approach to AI.
“With the deployment of Argonne’s SambaNova system, we are seeing scientists use new AI architectures for pioneering research in areas ranging from climate prediction to neutrino physics,” said Argonne’s computing, environmental and said Rick Stevens, Associate Director for Life Sciences. “The new SambaNova system is a powerful tool for AI, including our work to use deep learning to predict how tumors will respond to different drug combinations, and laying the foundation for AI models for science in general. It will support the research that is being led.”
Marshal Choy, Senior Vice President of Products, SambaNova Systems and Rick Stevens, Vice Director of Computing, Environmental and Life Sciences at Argonne National Laboratory
Venkat Vishwanath, data science team leader at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a user facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, said, “SambaNova’s new DataScale features and increased memory capacity are a great advantage for large AI models and large datasets. It will open a wide range of scientific applications, including “We will run large-scale AI models on new systems to accelerate insight into the explosive growth of scientific data generated by simulations and experiments, such as high-resolution image data generated by DOE sources. I look forward to it.”
The new DataScale system will be made available to the scientific community through the ALCF AI Testbed, the world’s most advanced collection of AI accelerators. The ALCF AI Testbed is designed to enable researchers to explore deep learning and foundation model workloads to advance AI for science. ALCF’s AI platform will complement the facility’s current and next-generation supercomputers, providing a state-of-the-art environment to support research at the intersection of AI, big data and high-performance computing. “The multi-year agreement announced today expands our current partnership with Argonne National Laboratory,” said Marshall Choy, senior vice president of products at SambaNova Systems. “This partnership marks Argonne adopting the multi-rack SambaNova system and working together to implement challenging foundation models and deep learning workloads.For scientific research institutions, this is a new experiment. It’s an effort to make discoveries that have the potential to change the world.”
Argonne researchers are using SambaNova’s previous generation system to develop surrogate models for improved weather forecast accuracy, accelerate computational fluid dynamics simulations for engine research, and increase resolution to accelerate discovery from experiments. I have used it for a wide range of research, including processing image datasets. Scientific use cases done so far include: Edge Computing: Using ALCF’s SambaNova system, we demonstrated how specialized AI systems can be used to rapidly train machine learning models in geographically distributed workflows. We also deployed the model to edge computing devices in close proximity to experimental data sources to enhance researchers’ ability to process and analyze large image datasets collected from light sources and other
experimental facilities.
Neutrino physics: To improve the efficiency of the neutrino signal, researchers leveraged ALCF’s SambaNova system to improve the classical image segmentation task, using images at their original resolution without the need for downsampling and creating new modern models. We have achieved a level of precision at the tip.
Cancer Prediction: ALCF’s new SambaNova platform offers the ability to drive efforts to predict tumor response to single and paired agents based on the molecular signature of tumor cells.
Climate Modeling: Researchers are using ALCF’s SambaNova system and deep learning techniques to develop surrogate models from publicly available weather and climate data. We aim to determine whether surrogate models can improve prediction accuracy compared to current deep learning deployments with downscaled data.
Engine research: As part of an effort to create a predictive computational design tool for next-generation engines, researchers are using ALCF’s SambaNova system to develop a scalable, fast and accurate prediction of turbulence in automotive engines. I am working on developing a machine learning model.
Researchers wishing to use the AI ​​testbed SambaNova DataScale system can submit project proposals through the ALCF Board Discretionary Program.
About Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory seeks to solve pressing national problems in science and technology. As America’s first national laboratory, Argonne conducts cutting-edge basic and applied scientific research in nearly every scientific field. Argonne researchers work closely with hundreds of corporate, academic, federal, state, and local researchers to solve their respective problems, advance America’s scientific leadership, and shape the nation’s path to a better future. Contribute to preparation. With employees from over 60 countries, Argonne is operated by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
About the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time. See for details.
About Samba Nova Systems
People look to SambaNova to meet the demands of an AI-enabled world and rapidly deploy cutting-edge AI capabilities. SambaNova’s purpose-built enterprise-scale AI platform is the technological backbone for the next generation of AI computing. SambaNova enables you to unlock valuable business insights trapped in your data. SambaNova’s flagship product, Dataflow-as-a-Service(TM), overcomes the limitations of legacy technology and enables customers to discover new services and revenue streams and increase operational efficiency. Enhance complex foundation models. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, SambaNova Systems was founded in 2017 by industry luminaries and hardware and software design experts from Sun/Oracle and Stanford University. Invested by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, BlackRock, Intel Capital, GV, Walden International, Temasek, GIC, Redline Capital, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Celesta and others. Please visit or contact Also follow SambaNova Systems on LinkedIn.
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