Exascale Day
10.18.2020

Exascale awareness week October 12-18

Entering a new era in scientific discovery

Exascale computing will transform the ability to answer some of the world’s toughest and most important questions

Francis J. Alexander
Project Director, ExaLearn, Brookhaven National Laboratory

With the arrival of exascale computing, we will be able to make significant progress across a wide swath important scientific and engineering problems. These challenges include the development of more accurate climate models for improved long-term...

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Amitava Bhattacharjee
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Fusion energy could one day be a transformative energy source, because it will be clean, cheap, and nearly unlimited, with sea water supplying its basic fuel. A whole-device computer model can offer insights about the plasma processes that go on in...

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David Bross

David Bross
Argonne Computational Chemist and Aurora Early Science Program Principal Investigator

Exascale will allow us to solve yesterday’s insurmountable scientific problems. Until now, we have been forced to navigate tradeoffs between the fidelity of a simulation, the time necessary to derive it, and the number of simulations we can perform...

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Jacqueline Chen
Sandia National Laboratories

Combustion systems are projected to dominate the energy marketplace for decades to come. One engine concept—a low-temperature, reactivity-controlled, compression ignition engine—has the potential to deliver groundbreaking efficiencies of up to 60...

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Steve Conway
Senior advisor for HPC market dynamics, Hyperion Research

U.S. Government investments in exascale technology will benefit not just exascale supercomputers themselves but high performance computers of all sizes, even one or two racks, as well as server systems used to support business operations in...

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Trish Damkroger
Vice President and General Manager, High Performance Computing, Intel

Supercomputing, or high-performance computing (HPC) has enabled scientists and engineers to push the edge of what is possible for science and innovation for many years. What excites me most about Exascale is the convergence of advances in modeling...

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Tom Evans
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

We are approaching a revolution in how we can design and analyze materials. We can look and carefully characterize the electronic structure of fairly simple atoms and very simple molecules right now. But with exascale computing on Frontier, we're...

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Salman Habib
Argonne National Laboratory

Exascale will enable cosmology simulations large enough to model the distribution of billions of galaxies but also fine-grained enough to compare to a range of ground- and satellite-based observations, such as cosmic microwave background measurements...

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Mike Heroux
Sandia National Laboratories

ECP Software Technology is excited to be a part of preparing the software stack for Frontier. We are already on our way, using Summit and Sierra as launching pads. Working with OLCF, Cray, and AMD, we look forward to providing the programming...

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Vivek Kale

Vivek Kale
Computer Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Exascale supercomputers provide many challenges, or opportunities, for maximizing the amount of simulated science per hour that can be done on a supercomputer. Compared with current pre-exascale supercomputers like Summit, on exascale supercomputers,...

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Doug Kothe
ECP Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Exascale injects an urgently needed step change in computing technologies, tools, and applications that will have a profound impact on accelerating scientific discovery and improving our quality of life. Exascale will enable a new level of...

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Andreas Kronfeld
Fermilab

Exascale computing will be essential to precisely illuminating phenomena that emerge from neutrino physics experiments and maintaining the superb cross talk that has existed between the quantitative and the qualitative sides of discoveries in...

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Katie Lewis

Katie Lewis
Advanced Machine Learning Project Leader Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Exascale represents a new paradigm in computing, with increased heterogeneity of systems as one of its hallmarks. This fundamentally changes how the scientific community thinks about solving some of our most challenging problems in computational...

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Sherry Li

Sherry Li
Senior scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

As numerical linear algebra algorithm and software developers, exascale inspires us to redesign the algorithms with the new capabilities far beyond what were available five years ago. These capabilities, accessible from our math libraries, enable...

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Alex Norton

Alex Norton
Principal Technology Analyst and Data Analysis Manager, Hyperion Research

Thinking about the future of “exascale computing”, it’s more relevant to think of exascale applications, rather than simply the size and performance of the system. In this regard, public clouds are moving towards, if not already there, having...

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Mark Nossokoff

Mark Nossokoff
Senior Research Analyst | Lead Storage Analyst, Hyperion Research

Even more important than capacity and performance, however, is data management. The ability to search, find, retrieve, process, and store the data wherever and whenever it’s required in real time will determine the best of breed architectures....

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Amedeo Perazzo
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Free-electron X-ray laser facilities, such as the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, produce ultrafast pulses from which scientists take stop-action pictures of moving atoms and molecules for research in...

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Danny Perez
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Studying materials at exascale could have a significant impact on our world, because materials show up everywhere in the economy. Using a combination of advanced methods and scalable codes on Frontier, we’ll be able to perform simulations with...

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Sanjiv Shah
Vice President of Developer Software, Intel

Programming models were highlighted as one of the six fundamental challenges for Exascale computing. oneAPI is an open, standards-based, cross-platform programming model which bridges that gap. oneAPI will help the Exascale community build...

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Andrew Siegel
Argonne National Laboratory

At the inception of the ECP project we asked researchers to imagine new frontiers in science and engineering enabled by exascale computing. With Frontier, we have the opportunity now to fully realize our original vision, solving grand challenge...

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Rick Stevens

Rick Stevens
Associate Laboratory Director for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences, Argonne National Laboratory

What excites me most about exascale systems like Aurora is the fact that we now have, in one platform and one environment, the ability to mix simulation and artificial intelligence. This idea of mixing simulation and data-intensive science will give...

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William Tang

William Tang
Principal Research Physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Aurora Early Science Program Principal Investigator

Exascale computing’s ability to handle much larger volumes of data unlocks our ability to prove what was once unprovable. Plus, the incredible speed of supercomputers shortens our time-to-discovery by a huge margin. Work that used to take months or...

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Gina Tourassi
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

My team and I have been training computers to read complex medical documents, understand the clinical context, and extract information about cancer patients. Running the application on Summit enabled us to train these networks in a much shorter time...

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John Turner
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The thing that’s really attractive about Frontier is the powerful nodes. Having fewer powerful nodes with a very tightly integrated set of CPUs and GPUs at the node-level gives us the ability to distribute hundreds or thousands of microstructure...

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Jean-Luc Vay

Jean-Luc Vay
Accelerator Modeling Program Head, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Particle accelerators have revolutionized science and had profound impact on many aspects of our society, from medical treatments, to material processing, to the manufacturing of semiconductors (to cite just a few). Exascale computing will enable us...

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Dr. Robert W. Wisniewski
Chief Architect HPC, Aurora Technical Lead and PI, Intel

Supercomputers of the Exascale Era are going to allow new discoveries in science and engineering and accelerate advances that will benefit and propel humanity forward. Achieving exascale and beyond will require leveraging heterogeneity. We at Intel...

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