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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.

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

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.