Exascale Day 10.18.2022

Welcome to the Exascale era.

Computing has reached the next step in better, faster science.

Join the excitement as government, academia, and industry spokespeople discuss the impact of exascale computing.

Exascale Day honors scientists and researchers who use advanced computing to make breakthrough discoveries in medicine, materials sciences, energy, and beyond with the help of the fastest supercomputers in the world. It is also a day to celebrate the impact of high-performance computing at all levels.

Countdown to exascale celebration week October 17-21

The main value of supercomputing systems, which are similar to a set of many computers joined together by an extremely fast network, is solving the most complex scientific problems. Until recently, the fastest supercomputers in the world were petascale, or capable of solving at least a quadrillion calculations per second. Getting to the next level of computing, exascale, took the efforts of many people over about a decade’s time.

Exascale supercomputers will perform a quintillion calculations per second (mathematically noted as 1018)—that’s 2 billion times faster than a typical laptop. The speed and simulation details provided by exascale machines will enable scientists and researchers to accelerate the development of therapeutics and life-saving drugs, model earth systems to understand climate change, create new materials for energy storage, and more.

Join us here October 17–21

During Exascale Day, October 18, and surrounding days, this site will become a hub for learning about some of the many impact areas of exascale computing from various sources: Department of Energy national laboratories, high-performance computing manufacturers, and leading universities and industrial organizations. This hub will deliver the information through videos, articles, audio discussions, and quotes from advanced computing experts. So check back here the week of October 17–21.

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