Open Source Software

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

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 in the series was titled “How Open Source Software Supports the Largest Computers on the Planet”, and was presented by Ian Lee of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  The webinar took place on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm ET.


This talk provided an overview of the work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to re-vamp their open source project offerings, release processes, and engagements across the Department of Energy and the US Government through efforts such as DOECode and The presenter discussed ongoing work to make it easier for Livermore staff to engage with open source communities, via both the creation of new projects and contributions to existing open source projects.  These experiences and insights may be useful to a wide range of developers of high-performance scientific software.