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Experts Weigh in on the Game-Changing Nature of Exascale Computing

A Q&A from the social network and blogging platform for technical professionals called Built In shares insights from three experts on exascale, the next goal for supercomputing.

From HPCwire: Cray Wins NNSA–Livermore ‘El Capitan’ Exascale Contract

Cray will build El Capitan, the first exascale supercomputer for the National Nuclear Security Administration and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

From insideHPC: PASC19 Panel Discussion on Software for Exascale and Beyond

Lois Curfman McIness and Rich Brueckner moderated a PASC19 Conference panel discussion centered on challenges in developing productive and sustainable software. 

Getting Ready to Use OpenMP in Exascale Computing

An article on by Ariana Tantillo of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) describes team activities during the recent OpenMP hackathon at BNL.

ECP Project Leaders on Ten Great Reasons for Building Frontier

Delving into the impact of exascale computing, HPCwire conveys the views of ten ECP project leaders concerning their aspirations for the Frontier system.

HPCwire Interviews Jack Wells—2019 Person to Watch

HPCwire interviews Jack Wells, director of science for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility and the Titan and Summit supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Article Recaps Doug Kothe’s ACM Talk

Writer John Russell in HPCwire provides a digest of the May 2 livestreamed talk by ECP Director Doug Kothe for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

ECP in the News: Story Roundup

Here are some of the latest instances of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) in the news.

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

Insights on Energy Efficiency for Exascale

For a number of reasons, improving energy efficiency is a critical need in the quest for exascale computing, according to a recent blog post from HiPEAC, the European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation.

Article Examines Path to Exascale

A recent piece in the publication Data Center Dynamics examines the nature of the competition and global developments in creating the path to exascale computing.

First Exascale Computer by 2021

Intel Corporation and the US Department of Energy will build the first supercomputer with a performance of one exaFLOP in the United States.

Perspective on the Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack Release (Source: The Next Platform)

The Next Platform publication provides insights about the recent release of ECP's Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack.

Industry Leaders Prepare for Rice University Oil and Gas Conference (Source: insideHPC)

Lori Diachin, ECP project deputy director, will contribute as a speaker at the Rice University Oil and Gas HPC Conference in Houston, March 4–6, where the focus will be on the computational challenges and needs in the energy industry.

Researchers Gear Up for Exascale at ECP Meeting in Houston (from insideHPC)

Lawrence Berkeley Lab outlines its contributions—from plenary talks to tutorials, breakout sessions, and posters—at ECP's Annual Meeting in Houston.

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


Revisiting the 2008 Exascale Computing Study at SC18

Contributors to a report published a decade ago on what it would take to reach exascale, reflected on the document at SC18 in Dallas.

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

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.