Author Archives: Mike Bernhardt

New Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack (E4S) Release Delivers Expanded Features and Capabilities: E4S Version 24.02 Now Available

The Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack (E4S) version 24.02 incorporates new AI/ML libraries and expands GPU support to include the NVIDIA Grace and Grace Hopper architectures. E4S is a community effort to provide open-source software packages for developing, deploying, and running scientific applications on high-performance computing (HPC) and AI resources and cloud platforms. The version 24.02 […]

Exascale Computing Project Brings Engineering and Science Acceleration Opportunities to Industry

Over the course of its seven-year duration, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has developed a capable high-performance computing (HPC) ecosystem, bringing together mission-critical applications, an integrated software stack, and hardware technology advances to make manifest and optimize the latest, most powerful supercomputers on Earth. Frontier, DOE’s first exascale system to come […]

Looking to Roll Out Redesigned Rubber

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company opened in 1898 as a manufacturer of tires for bicycles and carriages. In fewer than 20 years, the company grew into the world’s largest tire company. In large part, this expansion emerged from ongoing innovation. “Innovation and technology have been a part of the DNA of Goodyear tires, services […]


Nuclear fusion has the potential to transform energy production on Earth

Nuclear fusion processes similar to the sun’s have the potential to transform energy production on Earth. At least that’s the goal of California-based TAE Technologies, which plans to build the world’s first prototype hydrogen-boron fusion power plant, called Da Vinci, in the early 2030s. With Da Vinci, TAE’s seventh-generation test machine, the company seeks to […]

Harnessing the Power of Exascale Software for Faster and More Accurate Warnings of Dangerous Weather Conditions

Faster and More Accurate Warnings of Dangerous Weather Conditions

According to a recent report by NOAA, the US has confirmed a total of 23 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in 2023 alone—the most events on record during a calendar year. Since 1980, the overall total cost of these billion-dollar weather disasters (including CPI adjustments to 2023) is $2.615 trillion. These numbers tell only part of the […]

ECP Participation at SC23

Many of the ECP team members will be participating at SC23. ECP participation ranges from paper and poster presentations to panels, tutorials, workshops, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and invited talks. November 12-17, 2023 Denver, Colorado Please check the SC23 website program schedule for any changes in room assignments or times. Just a few items we’d like to […]

ALCC is currently soliciting proposals for allocation awards for the 2024-2025 allocation year

The ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) is an allocation program for projects of interest to the Department of Energy (DOE), with an emphasis on high-risk, high-payoff scientific campaigns enabled via high-performance computing (HPC) in areas directly related to the DOE mission, that respond to national emergencies, or that broaden the community of researchers capable of […]

Building a Capable Computing Ecosystem for Exascale and Beyond

  The exascale computing era is here. With the delivery of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first exascale system, Frontier, in 2022, and the upcoming deployment of Aurora and El Capitan systems by next year, researchers will have the most sophisticated computational tools at their disposal to conduct groundbreaking research. Exascale machines, which can […]

Exascale Drives Industry Innovation for a Better Future

“Exascale is a massive accelerator for technology, productivity, engineering, and science.” Outside the high-performance computing (HPC) community, “exascale” may seem more like fodder for science fiction than a powerful tool for scientific research. Yet, when seen through the lens of real-world applications, exascale computing goes from ethereal concept to tangible reality with exceptional benefits. Imagine […]

Exascale Computing Project (ECP) at the Center of SC23 Panel Discussion on Exascale Impact to Industry

Exascale computing promises broad advances in simulation, data analytics, and machine learning. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is funding the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) to develop the applications, software, and integration needed to harness the immense computing power of exascale machines. An SC23 panel discussion titled, “The Impact of Exascale and the Exascale Computing […]

Exascale Modeling of Advanced Particle Accelerators with WarpX

Particle accelerators have become vital tools in medicine and industry, from treating cancer with radiation therapy to manufacturing semiconductors for computer chips. Primarily developed to simulate plasma-based particle accelerators, WarpX is the first particle-in-cell code for kinetic plasma simulations that is optimized for parallel computing on CPU- and GPU-based computers incorporating mesh refinement. It produces […]

Aurora Early Science Program: Speeding Up Discovery of New Catalysts for Clean Energy

As part of an Aurora Early Science project, researchers are developing exascale software tools to enable the design of new chemicals and chemical processes for clean energy production. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is building one of the nation’s first exascale systems, Aurora. To prepare codes for the architecture and scale […]

The History of the Exascale Project and How Frontier Solves the Four Exascale Challenges

Al Geist, CTO of the Exascale Computing Project, and ORNL corporate fellow and CTO of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) presented the opening discussion for ORNL’s Advanced Technologies Section (ATS) new webinar series (June 14, 2021). Geist gave an insightful recap of the history and milestones along the monumental journey to achieve exascale […]

Berkeley Lab Deploys Next-Gen Supercomputer – Perlmutter

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) today formally unveiled the first phase of its next-generation supercomputer, Perlmutter. The new system, named in honor of the Lab’s Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter, will greatly increase the high performance computing (HPC) capability for a broad spectrum of unclassified […]

ECP Leadership Org Chart

Updated May 2, 2019   Leadership Org Chart-public-2019-04-29-meb

ECP Director Doug Kothe to be Featured on ACM SIGHPC’s TechTalk—Live on April 30th

  You can now register (it’s free) for ECP Director Doug Kothe’s ACM SIGHPC TechTalk. Doug will be the featured presenter for the ACM SIGHPC TechTalk on April 30 at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT. Doug’s talk will be titled “The Exascale Computing Project and the Future of HPC.” Registration to attend this event live or […]

Flying Through the Universe with Supercomputing Power (coverage by insideHPC)

  insideHPC: Video: Flying through the Universe with Supercomputing Power

ECP Receives HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award for Best HPC Collaboration of Government, Academia, and Industry

N E W S   R E L E A S E US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Receives HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award for Best HPC Collaboration of Government, Academia, and Industry OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – November 13, 2018–The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) announced it has been recognized by HPCwire with an […]

Exawind Project Demonstrates Blade-Resolved Simulation of NREL 5 MW Reference Wind Turbine

HPCwire October 25, 2018 Exawind Project Demonstrates Blade-Resolved Simulation of NREL 5 MW Reference Wind Turbine

Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Names LLNL’s Lori Diachin as New Deputy Director

The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has named Lori Diachin as its new Deputy Director effective August 7, 2018.  Lori replaces Stephen Lee who has retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Lori has been serving as the Deputy Associate Director for Science and Technology in the Computation Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) […]

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