Introduction to Kokkos

The IDEAS Productivity project, in partnership with the DOE Computing Facilities of the ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC and the DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has resumed the webinar series on Best Practices for HPC Software Developers, which we began in 2016.

As part of this series, we offer one-hour webinars on topics in scientific software development and high-performance computing, approximately once a month. The next webinar is titled Introduction to Kokkos, and will be presented by Christian Trott (Sandia National Laboratories). The webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET.


The Kokkos C++ Performance Portability Ecosystem is a production-level solution for writing modern C++ applications in an hardware-agnostic way. It is part of the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project—the leading effort in the US to prepare the HPC community for the next generation of supercomputing platforms. Kokkos is now used by more than a hundred HPC projects, and Kokkos-based codes are running regularly at-scale on at least five of the top ten supercomputers in the world. In this webinar, we will give a short overview of what the Kokkos Ecosystem provides, including its programming model, math kernels library, tools, and training resources, before providing an overview of the Kokkos team’s efforts surrounding the ISO-C++ standard, and how Kokkos both influences future standards and aligns with developments occurring in them. The webinar will include a status update on the progress in supporting the upcoming exascale class HPC systems announced by DOE.