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Energy Department Advances Supercomputing in Fight Against Cancer

From harnessing the power of the atom to sequencing the human genome, the Department of Energy (DOE) has a long history of developing cutting-edge science and technology. One of the fresh challenges DOE has taken on is the use of supercomputers to accelerate cancer research.

Exascale Holds the Key to Generating Realistic and Accurate Scenarios of Future Earthquakes

Computer simulation has become an essential and core component of earthquake design for major infrastructure, but researchers need to better understand and quantify future earthquakes. Exascale computing could allow for the realization of such advances. Learn more on Let's Talk Exascale.

Wired Magazine: The US Again has the World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

Plenty of people around the world got new gadgets Friday, but one in Eastern Tennessee stands out. Summit, a new supercomputer unveiled at Oak Ridge National Lab is, unofficially for now, the most powerful calculating machine on the planet.

The New York Times: US Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

For the past five years, China has had the world's speediest computer. But as of Friday, Summit, a machine built in the United States, is taking the lead.

ORNL Launches Summit Supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory today unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer.

HPCwire: Exascale USA—Continuing to Move Forward

Several important events at the end of May 2018 served to advance the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Initiative for the United States. Among those events was the passage of exascale budgets by both the full House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

ECP’s Industry Council Chair Shares Insights with EnterpriseTech

ECP Industry Council Chair Dave Kepczynski, CIO, GE Global Research, General Electric, recently talked with the publication EnterpriseTech about the council's mission and the eagerness of industry to have exascale computing capability.

Earth Modeling System is Expected to Offer Outstanding Climate Simulation Resolutions

Sandia National Laboratories reports on the work of the Energy Exascale Earth Systems Model (E3SM) and how the system E3SM has developed the last four years is expected to offer one of the best resolutions ever achieved by supercomputers simulating aspects of the planet’s climate.

ADIOS: Providing a Framework for Scientific Data on Exascale Systems

The ADIOS project—led by Scott Klasky of Oak Ridge National Laboratory—is optimizing I/O on exascale architectures and making itself easily maintainable, sustainable, and extensible, while ensuring its performance and scalability.

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Program Offers Developers a Training and Productivity Edge on Emerging Technologies

ECP’s Training and Productivity program delivers a robust developer training for ECP project members and the broader HPC community, including industry’s computing staff members, so they will be able to take full advantage of exascale hardware and software.

Audio Update: Software Technology Research Focus Area

ECP’s Software Technology (ST) research focus area is working on several elements of its Software Development Kit initiative and preparing for the coordinated release of ST products for Q1FY19. Those are two of the topics ST Director Michael Heroux discusses in an audio update.

Audio Update: Application Development Research Focus Area

The status of the testing of ECP applications on the Summit system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the success and impact of the co-design centers are among the subjects of an audio update from Andrew Siegel, director of ECP’s Application Development research focus area.

ORNL Researchers Help to Bring Application Coupling One Step Closer to Reality

Despite exponential advances in computing power, many physical processes are still problematic relative to modeling and simulation. Fusion energy is one of those processes. But coupled computer codes and the promising power of exascale computing could bring commercial fusion power more within reach.

Audio Update: Hardware and Integration

The US Department of Energy high performance computing laboratories will acquire, install, and operate exascale-class systems. ECP's Hardware and Integration focus area helps the labs and ECP applications and software teams prepare for exascale through mutually beneficial collaborations.

Helping to Make the Development of Scientific Applications Effective and Efficient for Exascale and Beyond

Organizing the Exascale Computing Project's efforts in software development kits, or SDKs, makes the process of developing a capable exascale ecosystem more effective and more efficient. Listen to the Let's Talk Exascale podcast to learn more.

Transforming Combustion Science and Technology with Exascale Simulations

ECP's Combustion-Pele project involves predictive simulation of in-cylinder combustion processes to explore the potential for groundbreaking efficiencies while limiting the formation of pollutants. Combustion-Pele's principal investigator, Jackie Chen, is guest on the Let's Talk Exascale podcast.

From Supercomputing To ‘Exascale Machines’ — The Coming Leap In Computing Power

Source: Investors Business Daily, 4/30/2018 Commentary by Paul Dabbar and Thomas Zacharia   When scientists discovered the immense power contained in an atom, the United States government provided the laboratories,

U.S. Should Regain Lead in Supercomputing

By Terry Wallace / Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory Source:  AlbuquerqueJournal, April 29, 2018   Science has served as a critical partner in advancing the U.S. economy for decades.

LBNL’s David McCallen is Featured on insideHPC

Rich Brueckner of insideHPC talked with researcher David McCallen of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Exascale Computing Project recently at the HPC User Forum in Tucson about how exascale computing will enhance earthquake simulation for improved structural safety.

Getting Ready to Model Molecular Properties at Exascale with NWChemEx

Many of the phenomena in our daily lives are controlled by molecular processes. An example is the performance of automobile engines. Software called NWChem, or Northwest Chem, can tell researchers a lot about fuel combustion and many other molecular systems. Here about NWChemEx for exascale on Let's Talk Exascale.

New Exascale System for Earth Simulation

A new earth modeling system unveiled today will have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of Earth’s variability and anticipate decadal changes that will critically impact the U.S. energy sector in coming years.

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Appoints GE’s Brunon (Dave) Kepczynski as Industry Council Chair

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced the selection of General Electric’s Brunon (Dave) Kepczynski as the new chair of ECP's Industry Council.

LBNL’s David McCallen Presents ECP Application Research Project at 69th HPC User Forum

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's David McCallen, a researcher from the Exascale Computing Project, on April 17 spoke at the 69th HPC User Forum in Tucson, Arizona, about exascale simulations for regional-scale earthquake hazard and risk.

Harnessing the Power of Exascale for the Long-Term Design and Planning of Urban Systems

ECP's Multiscale Coupled Urban Systems project is applying computing technology and computer models to long-term design and planning issues that pertain to cities.

Brookhaven Lab Hosts Hackathon to Optimize Scientific Application Codes

Brookhaven Lab was the setting February 26–March 2 for a hackathon for research and computational scientists, code developers, and computing hardware experts to optimize scientific application codes for high-performance computing. ECP's SOLLVE Software Technology project collaborated to assist the users.

Andrew Siegel Speaks About ECP at Ohio Supercomputer Center’s Spring Statewide Users Group Conference

Andew Siegel, Exascale Computing Project Application Development focus area director, on April 5 provided overview and insight into ECP in a keynote address at the Ohio Supercomputer Center Statewide Users Group spring conference in Columbus, Ohio.

SECRETARY OF ENERGY RICK PERRY ANNOUNCES $1.8 BILLION INITIATIVE FOR NEW SUPERCOMPUTERS   Systems Will Solidify U.S. Leadership in the “Exascale” Computing Era WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP), potentially worth up

Developing Communication Software Libraries with Low Operating Overheads to Tap the High Performance of DOE’s Exascale Computers

Scott Baden of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory leads a project directed at providing lightweight communication and global address space support for exascale applications. Learn more about it on the Let's Talk Exascale podcast.

Co-Design is Key to ECP’s Holistic Approach to Capable Exascale Computing

ECP's co-design process is essential to ensuring that future exascale applications adequately reflect the complex interactions and tradeoffs associated with the many new, and sometimes conflicting, design options.

Developing a Software Ecosystem for High-Performance Numerical Libraries, and Helping Teams Improve Software Quality

Lois Curfman McInnes of Argonne National Laboratory is guest on the ECP's Let's Talk Exascale podcast to share about the xSDK and IDEAS projects.

Doug Kothe Provides Update on ECP at 2018 Rice Oil & Gas Conference

The insideHPC blog has coverage of ECP Director Doug Kothe's talk March 12 at the 2018 Rice Oil & Gas Conference in Houston.

ECP Director of Application Development Participates in Panel Discussion on Exascale

ECP's Andrew Siegel offered insights to a panel discussion on exascale computing at the 2018 Rice Oil & Gas Conference, March 12 and 13, in Houston.

Call for Proposals: Aurora Early Science Program Expands to Include Data and Learning Projects

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility is seeking proposals for data and learning projects to help prepare for Aurora, the nation’s first exascale system scheduled for delivery in 2021.

Efficiently Using Power and Optimizing Performance of Scientific Applications at Exascale

The Power Steering project within the ECP provides a job-level power management system that can optimize performance under power and/or energy constraints. Tapasya Patki, the project's principal investigator, is guest on the latest Let's Talk Exascale podcast.

A Game Changer: Metagenomic Clustering Powered by HPC

A new Berkeley Lab algorithm allows biologists to harness the capabilities of massively parallel supercomputers to make sense of a genomic 'data deluge.'

Doug Kothe Named One of HPCwire’s 2018 “People to Watch”

Exascale Computing Project Director Doug Kothe is among HPCwire's 2018 People to Watch. The list aims to foster a dialogue about the high-performance computing industry and highlight some of its best and brightest minds.

ECP Co-Design Center Looks at Particle-Based Applications for Exascale

Tim Germann of Los Alamos National Laboratory leads the ECP’s Co-Design Center for Particle Applications (COPA). He discusses COPA in the Let's Talk Exascale podcast.

Article Highlights Aim of ECP, Profiles Two Researchers

The online newspaper the Los Alamos Daily Post features an article about ECP's effort to create a capable exascale ecosystem and profiles two of its researchers, Jim Ahrens and Danny Perez, of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Food Industry’s Next Journey—from Mars to Exascale

The chief science officer for Mars, Incorporated, said exascale computing will be a radical enabler for helping the food, nutrition, and agriculture sectors evolve and possibly revolutionize themselves to address grand challenges.

Pushing MPI and Open MPI to Exascale

David Bernholdt of Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides an inside view of the Open MPI for Exascale project in the next ECP podcast episode.

Exascale and the Food Industry

Mars, Incorporated, the world’s leading chocolate company and one of the largest food manufacturers, has a unique perspective on the impact that exascale computing will have on the food industry.

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ECP: Shaking Things up With Earthquake Simulation

Hayward Fault Earthquake Simulations Increase Fidelity of Ground Motions Article ID: 689010 Released: 8-Feb-2018 5:05 AM EST Source Newsroom: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratory scientists have used

Addressing Fault Tolerance and Providing Data Reduction at Exascale

Franck Cappello of Argonne National Laboratory leads two ECP projects, VeloC and EZ, and discusses them in the ECP's podcast, Let's Talk Exascale.

Exascale: No. 1 Priority for DOE Science Office

An article in the public-sector IT publication GCN highlights the national importance of reaching exascale, the next computing power platform.

Delivering Efficient Parallel I/O with HDF5 on Exascale Computing Systems

Suren Byna of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Quincey Koziol of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center share insights about the ExaHDF5 project in the ECP podcast.

Picking the Best Set of Proxy Apps to Represent ECP Applications

The Proxy Apps project is curating a collection of proxy apps that will represent the real applications of importance to the ECP. The project's principal investigator, David Richards of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is in the latest ECP podcast episode.

Conducting Unbiased Annual Evaluations of ECP Applications

Kenny Roche of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory leads the ECP’s Application Assessment Project. He recently spoke with ECP Communications for the Let's Talk Exascale Podcast.

The Exascale Data and Visualization Project

Jim Ahrens of Los Alamos National Laboratory gives insights about the ECP Data and Visualization project in the Let's Talk Exascale podcast.

ECP Launches “Let’s Talk Exascale” Podcast Series

The insideHPC blog reports on the new podcast that explores the activities, challenges, accomplishments, and science impact of the Exascale Computing Project.

Lighting the Way to Exascale Precision Medicine

Rick Stevens of Argonne National Laboratory spoke with ECP Communications at SC17 in Denver about the ECP project he leads, called CANcer Distributed Learning Environment (CANDLE).

Understanding, Storing, and Curating Scientific Data at Exascale

The Data and Visualization project is responsible for the storage and visualization aspects of the ECP and for helping its researchers understand, store, and curate scientific data. The Let's Talk Exascale podcast features a conversation with the project's principal investigator, Jim Ahrens of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Making Components of GAMESS Software More Scalable

Mark Gordon, Ames Laboratory Associate and Distinguished Professor at Iowa State University, spoke with ECP Communications at SC17 in Denver about the ECP project he leads, called General Atomic and Molecular Electronic Structure System (GAMESS).

Extending the Reach of Molecular Dynamics Simulations by Leveraging Exascale

Danny Perez of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) spoke with ECP Communications at SC17 in Denver. Perez is a member of the Exascale Atomistic Capability for Accuracy, Length, and Time (EXAALT) project team, led by Principal Investigator Arthur Voter, also of LANL.


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Nation’s Quest for Exascale ‘on a Solid Foundation’

Writing in HPCwire, Alex Larzelere, technologist, speaker, and author on a number of disruptive technologies, states that the US exascale program is poised to have an excellent 2018.

New Book Captures Programming Strategies for Future Systems

A new book examines programming strategies that are being applied across a wide spectrum of scientific domains in preparation for exascale computing.

Improving Energy Efficiency in the Software Stack

A special guest feature by Siddhartha Jana in the blog insideHPC provides an update on cross-community efforts to improve energy efficiency in the software stack.

From ORNL Review: An Infographic on the Promise of Exascale Computing

ORNL Review of Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently published an infographic showing some of the ways exascale will expand research and development.

From ZDNet: A Model Supercomputer for Exascale Testing is as Easy as Raspberry Pi

"Exascale" refers to computing systems at least 50 times faster than the most powerful supercomputers in use today. The problem faced by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and similar labs

Video: Exascale for Free Electron Lasers Project

The Exascale for Free Electron Lasers (ExaFEL) project aims to stream data from the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) beamlines to a supercomputer via ESnet (the US Department of Energy’s

CANDLE Project Receives Award

The CANcer Distributed Learning Environment (CANDLE), an effort of the Exascale Computing Project, was honored in the HPCwire Readers’ & Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2017 International Conference for

The Hair-Raising Potential of Exascale Animation

As the development and accessibility of high-performance computers explode beyond current limits, so too will the creative possibilities for the future of CG animation ignite.

OLCF Celebrates 25 Years of Technical Accomplishments and Scientific Achievements

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is celebrating 25 years at the forefront of high-performance computing.

Computational Technologies are Key Weapons in Attacking Cancer

John Russell writes in HPCwire that the role of computational technologies in the quest for precision medicine for cancer has become increasingly important.

Co-Design Center Develops Next-Generation Simulation Tools

The Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations provides Exascale Computing Project applications with leading-edge simulation algorithms that can extract greater performance from exascale hardware than what is currently available.

ECP Second Annual Meeting to Highlight Technical Successes, Emphasize Collaboration and Integration

February 6–8, 2018, at the Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN, the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Second Annual Meeting will convene to highlight technical accomplishments that are being enabled by interactions and collaborations within the ECP community.

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to Celebrate 25th Anniversary at SC17

The US Department of Energy's booth (#613) at SC17 will be the setting for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility's 25th Anniversary celebration on November 13, at 7:15pm MST. The celebration, which will take place during the Opening Gala of the conference, is to feature a short video, brief remarks, and a toast.

Invited Talk Examines Computational Chemistry, Newest Architectures, and Next-Generation Computers

This preview from insideHPC covers an invited SC17 talk on computational chemistry as it relates to the newest architectures and next-generation computers.

Exascale and the City

Exascale computing could help city planners, designers, and managers adapt cities to keep up with the complex and evolving needs of urban systems.

U.S. Industries To Benefit From Exascale Computing

  U.S. industries aim for faster, more efficient product design through exascale computing Jeremy Thomas Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Public Affairs   Computer-aided design and engineering have come a long

PathForward Vendor Hewlett Packard Enterprise Presents Eighteen Zeros Video

Watch a movie by Exascale Computing Project PathForward Vendor Hewlett Packard Enterprise on how the implications of an exascale computer will touch every aspect of our lives.

HPCwire – Argonne Training Program: Leaning into the Supercomputing Learning Curve

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Future HPC Leaders Gather at Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

Exascale computing will open a universe of possibilities to simulate experiments and analyze reams of data. Special training will help scientists seize the opportunity.

Los Alamos Brings Complementary Strengths to the Exascale Computing Project

The synergy of national security science and multidisciplinary research experience at Los Alamos National Laboratory benefits the Exascale Computing Project.

Tri Alpha Energy Looks to Exascale Computing

From Posted by: Michael Feldman Fusion Energy Startup is Counting on Exascale Computing Tri Alpha Energy (TAE) is on a mission is to build the world’s first commercially viable

Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale

From Science Daily Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale With emerging exascale supercomputers, researchers will soon be able to accurately simulate the ground motions of

OLCF’s 200 Petaflops Summit Machine Still Slated for 2018 Start-up

HPCwire reports on a talk by Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility researcher Wayne Joubert on the status of the Summit supercomputer.

ECP Co-Design Center Achieves Orders of Magnitude Speed-Up in Latest Software Release

An article in HPCwire reports on the progress in software development of the Exascale Computing Project's Block-Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Co-Design Center.

Exascale Computing to Help Accelerate Drive for Clean Fusion Energy

Exascale Computing to Help Accelerate Drive for Clean Fusion Energy Jon Bashor Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Computing Sciences   For decades, scientists have struggled to create a clean, unlimited energy

HPCwire: Exascale Computing to Help Accelerate Drive for Clean Fusion Energy

An article by Jon Bashor of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Computing Sciences examines the need for exascale computing power to advance research on fusion reactor design and highlights the potential for collaboration with industry partners who will require this kind of power.

insideHPC: Exascale Computing to Accelerate Clean Fusion Energy

Using supercomputers to model and simulate plasma behavior, scientists have made great strides toward building a working fusion reactor. Exascale systems will bring the promise of fusion energy closer.


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Feature: Cartography of the Cosmos

John Spizzirri at Argonne National Laboratory writes about the "Computing the Sky at Extreme Scales" project, or "ExaSky," one of the first efforts funded by the Exascale Computing Project.





HPCwire on IDEAS-ECP Training from the Exascale Computing Project

HPCwire describes how IDEAS-ECP training delivers insight on software development to the research community.

insideHPC: Exascale Computing Project Names Doug Kothe as Director

HPCwire: ECP Names Doug Kothe As New ECP Director  

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Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Names Doug Kothe as Director

News Media Contact:  Mike Bernhardt,, 503.804.1714 For Immediate Release: September 20, 2017   Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Names Doug Kothe as Director OAK RIDGE, Tenn. –

Slate Writes that Exascale Will Foster Competitiveness, Sustainability, and Security

Achieving exascale computing will result in more realistic models for predicting weather and earthquakes and for making many other essential scientific and technological advances.

From HPCwire: LBL’s Kathy Yelick on the Promise and Progress of Exascale Science

LBL's Kathy Yelick on the Promise and Progress of Exascale Science

Wired Magazine Takes a Look at ORNL’s Next Supercomputer

When Summit at Oak Ridge National Laboratory comes online next year, it will be the most powerful supercomputer in the country and perhaps in the world.

Summit Supercomputer: A Concrete Step Toward Exascale

Summit is the next leap in leadership-class computing systems for open science.

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NREL Report: Wind Could Supply 20 Percent of US Energy by 2030

HPCwire summarizes a recent report from the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory that explains how supercomputing-led scientific advances could make wind a greater supplier of the country's energy needs.

An Up-Close View of the Software that Underpins the Exascale Computing Project

Scientists developing applications for exascale systems depend on an intricate set of software that makes the computing system usable and the job of the application developer easier. The broad services this software provides are often collectively referred to as the software stack.

Exascale Computing Project Taps into Strengths of Its Collaborators

Working with its lab colleagues and partners, Argonne National Laboratory is using its experience and perspective to help frame and support the Exascale Computing Project.

ORNL Researchers Turn to Deep Learning to Solve Science’s Big Data Problems

A team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been awarded nearly $2 million over three years from the Department of Energy to explore the potential of machine learning in revolutionizing scientific data analysis.

Getting the Most-Powerful Supercomputers Up and Running

The lessons the US Department of Energy Office of Science learns from the supercomputers at its user facilities will extend to launching its next high-performance computing challenge: exascale.

Energy Dept. shoots for exascale computer in a national lab by 2021

Posted on Federal News Radio By David ThorntonAugust 21, 2017 3:33 pm “The goal of the Path Forward program is for the six companies who got contracts to develop

ModSim 2017: Guiding the Future of Systems and Applications and Enriching the HPC Community

Paul Messina, director of the Exascale Computing Project, on August 9 delivered the keynote presentation at the Workshop on Modeling & Simulation of Systems, ModSim 2017, in Seattle, Washington.

CANDLE Project Addresses Top Challenges

HPCwire details the Exascale Computing Project's effort aimed at building a scalable deep neural network code to take on the major challenges in cancer research.

ORNL Begins Construction of Summit Supercomputer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has begun to install Summit. Besides providing unprecedented amounts of computational capacity for traditional high-performance computing applications, it will offer the largest platform in the world for deep learning workloads.

Commitment to Exascale Will Strengthen US Leadership

A recent EE Times blog post underscores the importance of supercomputing to society and the strength that public-private research partnerships such as the PathForward program of the Exascale Computing Project contribute to America's competitiveness and innovation.

Los Alamos Integrates Systems for Increased Stockpile Stewardship Computing Capability

The Trinity supercomputer’s two partitions sited at Los Alamos National Laboratory were merged, with both Xeon Haswell and the Xeon Phi Knights Landing processors available for production computing in the laboratory’s classified network.

New Simulations Could Help in Hunt for Massive Mergers of Neutron Stars, Black Holes

Scientists have developed new computer models to explore what happens when a black hole joins with a neutron star, the superdense remnant of an exploded star. A participant in the research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is working to build increasingly sophisticated models of neutron star mergers and supernovae through his involvement in the US Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project.

Argonne Puts Computation Muscle Behind Cancer Code

Argonne goes deep to crack cancer code   “Precision medicine is the ability to fine tune a treatment for each patient based on specific variations, whether it’s their genetics, their

Exploring the Potential of New Hybrid Computing Architectures

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is bringing on D-Wave Systems to use quantum computing as an accelerator for the Exascale Computing Project.

Berkeley Lab Researchers Share Best Paper Award at Intel Workshop

Researchers from Berkeley Lab are co-authors of a paper receiving a best paper award at the June 22 Intel Xeon Phi User's Group workshop.

New Berkeley Lab Algorithms Extract Biological Structure from Limited Data

A team of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a new algorithmic framework called multi-tiered iterative phasing that utilizes advanced mathematical techniques to determine 3D molecular structure from very sparse sets of noisy, single-particle data.

Helping Scientists Save Time and Strengthen Software Development

A mathematical, or numerical, software library is a collection of algorithms and software that can make the development of scientific applications better, faster, and cheaper. The Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Development Kit project coordinates and enables dependable mathematical software libraries designed and developed for exascale platforms.

New Algorithms Help Extract 3-D Biological Structure from Limited Data

New collaboration initiative between SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, CAMERA, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and Los Alamos National Laboratory as part of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP).

ANL’s Rajeev Thakur: An Exascale Software Stack

ANL's Rajeev Thakur: Breaking Down the Exascale Software Stack

Coupled Monte Carlo Neutronics and Fluid Flow Simulations of Small Modular Reactors

Exascale will allow for a new generation of nuclear that works smart on the electric grid and help maximize the efficiency and increase the lifespan of current US nuclear reactors.

Exascale Predictive Wind Plant Flow Physics Modeling

Wind is an abundant and secure energy resource and could one day supply up to 30 percent of electrical power in the United States. Scientists have made great improvements in wind turbine efficiency, but to advance wind energy and harness its full potential, they need exascale computing.

ECP Director Paul Messina Discusses the ECP’s PathForward Program on Federal News Radio

ECP Director Paul Messina Discusses the ECP's PathForward Program on Federal News Radio

Cloud-Resolving Climate Modeling of Earth’s Water Cycle

Severe weather events are driven by the physics of convection. By simulating convective storms at a high resolution of one kilometer, scientists can improve predictions of regional water cycles.

Making It All Work: Developing a Software Stack for Exascale

(This is an introductory-level article targeted for readers somewhat new to HPC and exascale.) Without the invisible infrastructure called the software stack, even the world’s fastest computer wouldn’t compute much

CEED Co-Design Center Launches New Website

The website for the ECP's Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations (CEED) co-design center is now live. CEED is one of the ECP’s five co-design centers established to overcome performance barriers

U.S. Funds Exascale Computing Research

Article by Mark Rockwell of Government Computer News The ECP program and the push to get an exascale system, or possibly two, operational isn't to catch up to China, said

Advancing the Frontiers of Computing at PNNL: the March Toward Exascale

Source: Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA A contributed article from Steven Ashby, Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory We often hear how supercomputers are used to tackle incredibly complex problems. They have


InsideHPC's Rich Brueckner reports on the DOE PathForward Announcement.  

Anandtech’s Ryan Smith Covers DOE Announcement of PathForward Contracts


HPCwire’s John Russell Covers the DOE PathForward Announcement

Six Exascale PathForward Vendors Selected; DOE Providing $258 Million.

Oak Ridge Computing Director Nichols on What Will Matter at Exascale

Featured ECP Lab Partner Update Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee is the largest US Department of Energy (DOE) science and energy lab and has been home to some

On the Path to the Nation’s First Exascale Supercomputers: PathForward

Six leading U.S. technology companies will receive funding to accelerate technology for the nation’s first exascale supercomputers.

PathForward Vendors Weigh In on Funding Announcement

Department of Energy Awards Six Research Contracts Totaling  $258 Million to Accelerate U.S. Supercomputing Technology QUOTES FROM VENDORS RECEIVING AWARDS   Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Sunnyvale, California “AMD is excited

Stepping Up Software for Exascale

An exascale software discussion with HPC veteran Jack Dongarra Professor Jack Dongarra is one of the distinguished SC Perennials, a group of 13 individuals who have attended each SC conference

Doug Kothe on the Race to Build Exascale Applications

HPCwire's John Russel interviewed Doug Kothe, the Exascale Computing Project's Director of Application Development for this feature article on 'The Race to Build Exascale Applications.'    

HPCwire Covers the Exascale Computing Project: A Presentation by ECP Director, Paul Messina

HPCwire Covers the Exascale Computing Project: A Presentation by ECP Director, Paul Messina. John Russell provided this thorough recap of ECP Director Paul Messina's opening presentation at the Hyperion Research

Radio Free HPC Discusses the Exascale Computing Project

In this podcast, the team at Radio Free HPC discusses the Exascale Computing Project.  This update is based on a presentation by ECP Director, Paul Messina at the HPC User

Coupled Monte Carlo Neutronics and Fluid Flow Simulation of Small Modular Reactors (ExaSMR)

Tom Evans from Oak Ridge National Laboratory discusses “Coupled Monte Carlo Neutronics and Fluid Flow Simulation of Small Modular Reactors (ExaSMR)” – research being conducted as part of the Exascale Computing Project.

ECP Overview Presentation – Paul Messina – HPC User Forum

ECP Director, Paul Messina discusses ECP overview and progress at the 65th HPC User Forum - April 18, 2017.

LBNL, PNNL Researchers Make NWChem’s Planeware “Purr”

  LBNL, PNNL Researchers Make NWChem’s Planewave “Purr” on Intel’s Knights Landing Architectures A team of researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

ECP Industry Council Chair, Michael McQuade Addresses Audience at ECP Annual Meeting

Remarks Presented at the First ECP Annual Meeting Dr. J. Michael McQuade ECP Industry Council Chair The Exascale Computing Project Knoxville, TN February 1, 2017   (Transcript of Discussion) Why

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ECP Overview Presentation – March, 2017 – Industry Council Meeting

This presentation was given by ECP Director, Paul Messina, at the first meeting of the ECP Industry Council on March 7, 2017. More information on the ECP Industry Council can

ECP Selects New Co-Design Center – coverage on insideHPC

  insideHPC covers announcement of new ECP Co-Design Center on Graph Analytics. As reported by insideHPC, the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has selected its fifth Co-Design Center to focus on

ECP’s Fifth Co-Design Center Puts Focus on Graph Analytics

ECP has selected its fifth co-design center. It will focus on graph analytics, combinatorial kernels that play a crucial enabling role in many data analytic computing application areas as well as several ECP applications.

ECP First Annual Meeting – Photo Gallery

ECP held its first annual meeting Jan. 29 - Feb 3, 2017 in Knoxville, TN, bringing together 450 attendees to discuss collaborative efforts, challenges, solutions, and shared milestones for the

Enterprise Tech covers the Announcement of the ECP Industry Council

A federally-funded effort to deliver HPC systems 50 times faster than today's supercomputers has added a business perspective to the multi-year development project, which one industry observer said could reduce

Inside HPC covers the announcement of the ECP Industry Council

Today the Exascale Computing Project announced the formation of the ECP Industry Council, an external advisory group of executives from some of the nation’s most prominent companies with a collaborative interest

ECP Announces Formation of External Industry Council

The ECP Industry Council is an external advisory group of executives from some of the nation’s most prominent companies with a collaborative interest in bringing the potential of exascale computing

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ORNL plays key role in Exascale Computing Project’s first year

Oak Ridge National Laboratory experts are playing leading roles in the recently established Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Exascale Computing Project (ECP), a multi-lab initiative responsible for developing the strategy, aligning

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HPCwire Video Interview with Paul Messina

Watch an interview conducted by HPCwire at SC16 with ECP Director Paul Messina on the significance of the Exascale Computing Project.

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Exascale Computing Project Q&A: Building science applications for a new era of supercomputers Applications are the tools that direct a computer to work on specific tasks. Scientific applications for high-performance

ECP Software Technology QA

QA with Rajeev Thakur of the ECP Software Technology Co-Design Center.

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ECP Ramps Up Software, Hardware R&D Efforts

Read an overview of the status of the latest ECP software and hardware developments presented at SC16.

ECP Presentation from SC16 Conference

The Exascale Computing Project leadership team presented this overview of the ECP mission, structure, funded projects and future direction at an SC16 Birds-of-a-Feather session.

ECP Announces $48m for Co-Design Centers

The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) announced that it has selected four co-design centers as part of a 4 year, $48 million funding award.

ECP Awards $34m for Software Development

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has announced the selection of 35 software development proposals representing 25 research and academic organizations.

Visit Us at the SC16 Conference

Learn more about ECP at SC16. Visit the Department of Energy booth, or attend a session with an ECP team expert.

ECP Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

ECP uses a work breakdown structure (WBS) to help manage the many project deliverables.

Heterogeneous Catalysis

Exascale computing is essential to study the catalysis process because of the large number of atoms that must be treated with accurate methods.

Simulation: Supernova Explosion

Hot material roils around a newly-born neutron star at the center of a core-collapse supernova.

Revealing Biological Function in Real Time

LCLS is revealing biological structures that could help scientists design new life-saving drugs with limited side effects.

Simulations for Earthquake Risk Assessment

Exascale computing can dramatically increase our understanding of earthquake processes and improve estimates of future ground motions.

World’s biggest machine!

Intermittent renewable sources (wind and solar), electric vehicles, and smart loads will vastly change the behavior of the world’s biggest machine, the electric power grid.

New catalyst design is a grand challenge

Exascale computing is essential to study the catalysis process because of the large number of atoms that must be treated with accurate methods.

Solutions for Microbiome Analysis

Analyzing the DNA of microorganism communities is one of the most computationally demanding tasks in bioinformatics, requiring exascale computing and advanced algorithms.

Gasifier simulation with MFIX-DEM

Watch how coal and ash particles flow and react with air and steam flowing upwards in this gasifier simulation.

Molecular Dynamics at the Exascale

Simulations that fully exploit exascale can solve key problems in fission and fusion materials

Computing the Sky at Extreme Scales

The video shows a portion of a simulation of the cosmological structure formation from the HACC code's 'Q Continuum' run on Titan.

CANDLE Accelerates Cancer Solutions

The ECP CANDLE project is working with the National Cancer Institute to accelerate the development of optimal cancer treatment strategies.

ECP Background Document

Learn why the Exascale Computing Project was established, the goals and focus of the ECP, and why it’s needed.

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Presentation: Exascale Computing Project

Learn more about the Exascale Computing Project, part of President Barak Obama’s National Strategic Computing Initiative.

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Cancer’s Search Engine

The U.S. Department of Energy collaborates with the National Cancer Institute to apply supercomputing number-crunching power to cancer research.

PPPL physicists win ECP funding

The Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL) has been selected by the ECP to develop a fusion plasmas application.

The march toward
exascale computers

High-performance computing is reaching new heights, especially in China

NREL Has Key Role in Exascale Projects

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will work on wind plant modeling and three other projects for the ECP.

Ames Laboratory Awarded Two ECP Projects

Ames Laboratory will contribute expertise to two ECP projects related to computational chemistry software.

Nashville NPR Interview with Oak Ridge Scientists

Oak Ridge scientists are writing code that not even the world's fastest computers can run (yet).

Brookhaven Lab to Develop ECP Exascale Software

The Brookhaven National Lab has been selected by the ECP to develop software for computational physics and chemistry projects.

ECP Turns On Application Development

ECP Application Development awards represent the first significant sum of federal money directed at developing exascale applications in the U.S.

ECP Awards $39.8m for Application Development

The ECP announced its first round of funding, choosing 15 application development proposals for full funding and seven proposals for seed funding.

Berkeley Lab to Lead Exascale Projects

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will help develop 11 critical research applications for next-generation supercomputers for the ECP.

Two Argonne-led Projects Among ECP Awards

Two ECP application projects will be led by principal investigators at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory.

ORNL App Development

Oak Ridge National Laboratory staffers will participate in several newly awarded ECP application development projects.

Argonne Extreme Scale Computing Training Videos

Check out the training video series from the Argonne Training Program on Extreme Scale Computing (ATPESC) 2016.

Challenges of the new exascale project

ECP Director Paul Messina discusses the rewards and challenges of the new Exascale Computing Project.

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