REVOLUTIONIZING
HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

The quest to develop a capable exascale ecosystem is a monumental effort that requires the collaboration of government, academia, and industry.

 

Achieving exascale will have profound effects on the American people and the world—improving the nation’s economic competitiveness, advancing scientific discovery, and strengthening our national security.

EXASCALE COMPUTING PROJECT

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is focused on accelerating the delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem that delivers 50 times more computational science and data analytic application power than possible with DOE HPC systems such as Titan (ORNL) and Sequoia (LLNL). With the goal to launch a US exascale ecosystem by 2021, the ECP will have profound effects on the American people and the world.

The ECP is a collaborative effort of two U.S. Department of Energy organizations – the Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

ECP is chartered with accelerating delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem to provide breakthrough modeling and simulation solutions to address the most critical challenges in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and national security.

This role goes far beyond the limited scope of a physical computing system. ECP’s work encompasses the development of an entire exascale ecosystem: applications, system software, hardware technologies and architectures, along with critical workforce development.

LATEST NEWS AND INFORMATION

Program Offers Developers a Training and Productivity Edge on Emerging Technologies

ECP’s Training and Productivity program delivers a robust developer training for ECP project members and the broader HPC community, including industry’s computing staff members, so they will be able to take full advantage of exascale hardware and software.

Audio Update: Software Technology Research Focus Area

ECP’s Software Technology (ST) research focus area is working on several elements of its Software Development Kit initiative and preparing for the coordinated release of ST products for Q1FY19. Those are two of the topics ST Director Michael Heroux discusses in an audio update.

Audio Update: Application Development Research Focus Area

The status of the testing of ECP applications on the Summit system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the success and impact of the co-design centers are among the subjects of an audio update from Andrew Siegel, director of ECP’s Application Development research focus area.

ECP Focus Areas

Application Development

Responsible for delivering science-based applications able to exploit exascale for high-confidence insights and answers to critical problems in national security, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and health care.

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Software Technology

Concentrates on developing a comprehensive and coherent software stack that will enable application developers to productively write highly parallel applications that can portably target diverse exascale architectures.

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Hardware and Integration

Supports vendor and lab hardware R&D activities required to develop node and system designs for at least two capable exascale systems with diverse architectural features.

Learn more about Hardware and Integration >

ECP Research Areas

Capable exascale systems will be able to analyze massive volumes of data in less time, and power the advanced models and simulations required for discovering insights and answers to crucial scientific and technology challenges.

Scientific applications for high-performance and data analytic computing impact nearly every corner of research and development, from the physics of star explosions to squeezing the last percent of efficiency out of a jet engine.

Nuclear Energy

Accelerate design and commercialization of next-generation small modular reactors.

Climate

Accurate regional impact assessment of climate change.

Wind Energy

Increase efficiency and reduce cost of turbine wind plants sited in complex terrains.

Combustion

Design high-efficiency, low-emission combustion engines and gas turbines.

Chemical Sciences

Biofuel catalysts design; stress-resistant crops.

Precision Medicine for Cancer

Accelerate and translate cancer research in RAS pathways, drug responses, and treatment strategies.

Cosmology

Cosmological probe of standard model (SM) of particle physics: inflation, dark matter, and dark energy.

Astrophysics

Demystify origin of chemical elements
(> Fe); confirm LIGO gravitational wave and DUNE neutrino signatures.

MEET THE ECP
LEADERSHIP TEAM

The ECP is a collaborative effort of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) that encompasses applications, system software, hardware technologies and architectures, and workforce development to meet the scientific and national security mission needs of the DOE.

ECP’s leadership team includes some of the brightest minds from the DOE national laboratories, with diverse, collective experience of almost 300 years.

ECP Leadership Org Chart >

Meet the ECP Team >

ECP Core Labs

Accelerator complex and central utility building as seen from the top of Wilson Hall at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.

DISCOVER LIFE AT EXASCALE

What does exascale mean anyway? Learn more about the enormous scale and potential of the next frontier of high-performance computing.

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