The mission of ECP is to deliver a capable exascale computing ecosystem, which means one that is affordable, usable, and useful. Reaching that goal requires deploying and integrating software and hardware R&D products into the high-performance computing environments at US Department of Energy (DOE) facilities.
Partnership with DOE facilities is essential to ECP’s success, and the Hardware and Integration (HI) focus area provides the integrating element. Through strong collaboration with the facilities, HI assists the Application Development (AD) focus area efforts targeted at and supported on pre-exascale and exascale systems.
HI also helps in the creation of a production exascale software environment. So that AD and Software Technology focus area developers can create exascale production software efficiently, HI ensures they have access to the compute systems and productivity tools they need. Further, HI fosters the acceleration of critical early hardware technologies for DOE exascale systems.