Author Archives: Galen Fader

ExaFEL and CoPA: Rapid Imaging of Molecular Systems

The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is the world’s first hard X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) facility, using X-rays to take snapshots of atoms and molecules at a specific moment in time. When XFEL beams scatter off a target, they produce a diffraction pattern—a pattern of light of various […]

EXAALT and Kokkos: Making Exascale Simulations of Material Behavior a “SNAP”

Beyond what the eye can see lies a vast and interconnected network of molecules and their constituent atomic particles—the building blocks of all physical matter. Atomic and molecular interactions play out in choreographed moves that dictate the structure and properties of everything on Earth, from natural materials such as diamond and iron to manufactured materials […]

Exascale Computing Project Software Helps Launch a New Era for NASA  

  NASA supercomputers have helped several Mars landers survive the nerve-racking seven minutes of terror. During this hair-raising interval, a lander enters the Martian atmosphere and needs to automatically execute many crucial actions in precise order faster than radio signals can direct them from Earth. These tasks and other outer-space objectives benefit from NASA working […]

Exascale Computing Project Contributes to Accelerating Cancer Research

Cross-agency cooperation between Department of Energy laboratories and National Cancer Institute researchers helps take the guesswork out of cancer treatments. What happens when Department of Energy (DOE) researchers join forces with chemists and biologists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). They use the most advanced high-performance computers to study cancer at the molecular, cellular and […]

E4S Deployments Boost Industry’s Acceptance and Use of Accelerators

Last November, during the SC23 conference held in Denver, Colorado, industry leaders from many organizations reflected on successful deployments of the Exascale Computing Project’s (ECP’s)  Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack (E4S). In particular, ECP Industry and Agency Council (IAC) representatives, participating on an industry spokesperson panel, highlighted how E4S deployments at Pratt & Whitney, ExxonMobil, TAE […]

A Career Discussion with Jose Monsalve Diaz

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has accelerated the delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem to provide breakthrough solutions for the nation’s most critical challenges. But the impacts of the project go beyond technology. The ECP has also provided tremendous opportunities for young researchers to develop knowledge and relationships within the high-performance computing (HPC) community […]

EQSIM and RAJA: Enabling Exascale Predictions of Earthquake Effects on Critical Infrastructure

Nearly 120 years ago, the great “San Francisco” earthquake of 1906 provided a stark and sobering view of the havoc that can be caused by the sudden and violent movement of Earth’s tectonic plates. According to USGS, the rupture along the San Andreas fault extended 296 miles (447 kilometers) and shook so violently that the motion […]

A Career Discussion with Matt Rolchigo

    The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has accelerated the delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem to provide breakthrough solutions for the nation’s most critical challenges. But the impacts of the project go beyond technology. The ECP has also provided tremendous opportunities for young researchers to develop knowledge and relationships within the high-performance computing […]

A Career Discussion with Tapasya Patki

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has accelerated the delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem to provide breakthrough solutions for the nation’s most critical challenges. But the impacts of the project go beyond technology. The ECP has also provided tremendous opportunities for young researchers to develop knowledge and relationships within the high-performance computing (HPC) community […]

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