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ORNL Launches Summit Supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory today unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer.

ADIOS: Providing a Framework for Scientific Data on Exascale Systems

The ADIOS project—led by Scott Klasky of Oak Ridge National Laboratory—is optimizing I/O on exascale architectures and making itself easily maintainable, sustainable, and extensible, while ensuring its performance and scalability.

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Helping Scientists Save Time and Strengthen Software Development

A mathematical, or numerical, software library is a collection of algorithms and software that can make the development of scientific applications better, faster, and cheaper. The Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Development Kit project coordinates and enables dependable mathematical software libraries designed and developed for exascale platforms.

Transforming Combustion Science and Technology with Exascale Simulations

ECP's Combustion-Pele project involves predictive simulation of in-cylinder combustion processes to explore the potential for groundbreaking efficiencies while limiting the formation of pollutants. Combustion-Pele's principal investigator, Jackie Chen, is guest on the Let's Talk Exascale podcast.

From Supercomputing To 'Exascale Machines' — The Coming Leap In Computing Power

Source: Investors Business Daily, 4/30/2018 Commentary by Paul Dabbar and Thomas Zacharia   When scientists discovered the immense power contained in an atom, the United States government provided the laboratories,

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Energy Department Advances Supercomputing in Fight Against Cancer

From harnessing the power of the atom to sequencing the human genome, the Department of Energy (DOE) has a long history of developing cutting-edge science and technology. One of the fresh challenges DOE has taken on is the use of supercomputers to accelerate cancer research.

Exascale Holds the Key to Generating Realistic and Accurate Scenarios of Future Earthquakes

Computer simulation has become an essential and core component of earthquake design for major infrastructure, but researchers need to better understand and quantify future earthquakes. Exascale computing could allow for the realization of such advances. Learn more on Let's Talk Exascale.

Wired Magazine: The US Again has the World's Most Powerful Supercomputer

Plenty of people around the world got new gadgets Friday, but one in Eastern Tennessee stands out. Summit, a new supercomputer unveiled at Oak Ridge National Lab is, unofficially for now, the most powerful calculating machine on the planet.

The New York Times: US Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

For the past five years, China has had the world's speediest computer. But as of Friday, Summit, a machine built in the United States, is taking the lead.

ORNL Launches Summit Supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory today unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer.

HPCwire: Exascale USA—Continuing to Move Forward

Several important events at the end of May 2018 served to advance the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Initiative for the United States. Among those events was the passage of exascale budgets by both the full House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

ECP's Industry Council Chair Shares Insights with EnterpriseTech

ECP Industry Council Chair Dave Kepczynski, CIO, GE Global Research, General Electric, recently talked with the publication EnterpriseTech about the council's mission and the eagerness of industry to have exascale computing capability.

Earth Modeling System is Expected to Offer Outstanding Climate Simulation Resolutions

Sandia National Laboratories reports on the work of the Energy Exascale Earth Systems Model (E3SM) and how the system E3SM has developed the last four years is expected to offer one of the best resolutions ever achieved by supercomputers simulating aspects of the planet’s climate.

ADIOS: Providing a Framework for Scientific Data on Exascale Systems

The ADIOS project—led by Scott Klasky of Oak Ridge National Laboratory—is optimizing I/O on exascale architectures and making itself easily maintainable, sustainable, and extensible, while ensuring its performance and scalability.

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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.

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