Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack (E4S) Release 0.1: Integration is Key

In synchrony with the timing of the SC18 supercomputing conference November 11–16 in Dallas, and the high-performance computing community’s focus on state-of-the-art technologies, the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) released a portion of the next version of collaboratively developed products that compose the ECP software stack, including libraries and embedded software compilers.

Mike Heroux, ECP Software Technology director, said in an interview at SC18 that the software pieces in this release represent new capabilities and, in most instances, are highly tested and quite robust, and point toward exascale computing architectures. Further, he emphasized that of key importance was the fact that an integrative approach had consolidated the products under one umbrella, allowing them to be built together very seamlessly.

The current release, Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack (E4S) Release 0.1, is now available.

Video Chat Notes

A portion of the ECP software stack [0:37]

New capabilities [1:12]

The products [1:57]

Release cadence [2:54]

Forthcoming enhancements [3:24]

Development on laptops and desktop systems [3:38]

Integration is key [4:15]

Next Capability Assessment Report scheduled for January 1st [4:51]

Intended for use by the broader HPC community [5:31]

Website for the release [6:19]

Release is first of many [6:47]