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Presentation Video—Building the Exascale Software Stack: Challenges and Strategies

Michael Heroux, director of ECP's Software Technology research focus area, presented on "Building the Exascale Software Stack: Challenges and Strategies" at the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Annual Program Review, on July 18, 2018, in Arlington, VA. A video of his talk is available for viewing.

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

HPCwire October 25, 2018 https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/exawind-project-demonstrates-blade-resolved-simulation-of-nrel-5-mw-reference-wind-turbine/

Summit Supercomputer Breaks Exaop Barrier on Neural Net Trained to Recognize Extreme Weather Patterns

The insideHPC blog reports that a team of computational scientists from Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Ridge national laboratories, and engineers from NVIDIA has demonstrated an exascale-class deep learning application that has for the first time broken the exaop barrier.

Video: ExaAM—Transforming Additive Manufacturing through Exascale Simulation

The HPC industry blog insideHPC features a video from the recent HPC User Forum meeting in Detroit. The focus of the post is a presentation by John Turner of Oak Ridge National Laboratory about ECP's ExaAM project and its endeavors to transform additive manufacturing through exascale simulation.

Spack, a Lab-Developed ‘App Store for Supercomputers,’ Becoming Standard-Bearer

Spack, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-developed open source package manager optimized for high performance computing (HPC), is making waves throughout the HPC community, including internationally, as evidenced by a recent tour of European HPC facilities by the tool’s developers.

2019 ECP Annual Meeting to Highlight Technical Successes, Emphasize Collaboration and Integration

January 14–18, 2019, at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, Houston, TX, the 2019 Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Annual Meeting will convene to highlight technical accomplishments that are being enabled by interactions and collaborations within the ECP community.

How Exascale Computing Will Enable Born-Qualified AM Parts

ExaAM, a high-fidelity simulation tool, promises to reduce trial-and-error in additive manufacturing and help create metal 3D-printed parts that are qualified from the beginning.

The Strategic Foundation of Exascale Computing in the USA

Rich Brueckner, president of insideHPC, provides clarifications and background information concerning the US Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Initiative (ECI) and how the Exascale Computing Project fits into it.

HPCwire Reports on the SLATE Project

Writer John Russell covers ECP's video interview with Jakub Kurzak of the Software for Linear Algebra Targeting Exascale (SLATE) project and efforts to meet the challenge of using accelerators effectively.

From insideHPC: Evolving Scientific Computing at Argonne

Realizing the promise of exascale computing, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility is developing the framework by which to harness this immense computing power to an advanced combination of simulation, data analysis, and machine learning.

Scaling the Unknown: The CEED Co-Design Center

Scaling the Unknown: The CEED Co-Design center By Steve Koppes A supercomputing co-design collaboration involving academia, industry and national labs tackles exascale computing’s monumental challenges. CEED is one of five

New Simulations Break Down Potential Impact of a Major Quake by Building Location and Size

With unprecedented resolution, scientists and engineers are simulating precisely how a large-magnitude earthquake along the Hayward Fault would affect different locations and buildings across the San Francisco Bay Area.

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.

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.

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.

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.