ECP Application Development Milestone Report is Released

The US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has published a milestone report that summarizes the status of all 30 ECP Application Development (AD) subprojects (24 applications and six co-design centers) at the end of fiscal year 2019.

ECP leadership and a team of external subject-matter experts in August and September of 2019 conducted a comprehensive assessment of AD projects. Reviews took place in person over five days—two at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and three at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago.

The review committees were tasked with evaluating each subproject’s progress in porting their code(s) to current multi-GPU architectures considered precursors to planned exascale machines. This includes characterizing which modules have been ported to multi-accelerator nodes, initial performance analyses, the status of software integration, and a current vision of successes, obstacles, and next steps.

This report contains not only an accurate snapshot of each subproject’s current status but also represents an unprecedentedly broad account of experiences porting large scientific applications to next-generation high-performance computing architectures.

The report may be obtained from the ECP website.


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