ECP Receives HPCWire Editors’ Choice Award for Best HPC Collaboration of Government, Academia, and Industry
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) announced it has been recognized by HPCwire with an Editor’s Choice Award for the project’s extensive collaborative engagement with government, academia and industry in support of the ECP’s effort to accelerate delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem, as the nation prepares for the next era of supercomputers capable of a quintillion operations per second.
Spack: The Deployment Tool for ECP’s Software Stack
Audio chat with Todd Gamblin, a computer scientist in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). His research focuses on scalable tools for measuring, analyzing, and visualizing parallel performance data. He leads LLNL’s DevRAMP (Reproducibility, Analysis, Monitoring, and Performance) team, and he is the creator of Spack, the deployment tool for the Exascale Computing Project’s (ECP) software stack.
Exascale Computing Project Names Lori Diachin as New Deputy Director
The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has named Lori Diachin as its new Deputy Director effective August 7, 2018. Lori replaces Stephen Lee who has retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Lori has been serving as the Deputy Associate Director for Science and Technology in the Computation Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) since 2017.
ECP Announces New Co-Design Center to Focus on Exascale Machine Learning Technologies
The Exascale Computing Project has initiated its sixth Co-Design Center, ExaLearn, to be led by Principal Investigator Francis J. Alexander, Deputy Director of the Computational Science Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory. ExaLearn is a co-design center for Exascale Machine Learning (ML) Technologies and is a collaboration initially consisting of experts from eight multipurpose DOE labs. Brian Van Essen is the LLNL Lead.
Scaling the Unknown: The CEED Co-Design Center
CEED is one of five co-design centers in the Exascale Computing Project, a collaboration between DOE’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration. The centers facilitate cooperation between the ECP’s supercomputer vendors, application scientists and hardware and software specialists. Led by Livermore, the CEED collaboration alone encompasses more than 30 researchers at two DOE national laboratories – LLNL and Argonne – and five universities.
New Simulations Break Down Potential Impact of a Major Quake by Building Location and Size
With unprecedented resolution, scientists and engineers are simulating precisely how a large-magnitude earthquake along the Hayward Fault would affect different locations and buildings across the San Francisco Bay Area. A team from Berkeley Lab and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national labs, is leveraging powerful supercomputers to portray the impact of high-frequency ground motion on thousands of representative different-sized buildings spread out across the California region.
Audio Update: Hardware and Integration
In an audio discussion, ECP’s Hardware and Integration (HI) Director Terri Quinn (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) describes how the HI focus area performs its mission and what its top goals are.
Efficiently Using Power and Optimizing Performance of Scientific Applications at Exascale
Tapasya Patki of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory leads the Power Steering project within the ECP. Her project provides a job-level power management system that can optimize performance under power and/or energy constraints. She has expertise in the areas of power-aware supercomputing, large-scale job scheduling, and performance modeling.
Shaking Things Up with Earthquake Simulation
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratory scientists have used some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to model ground shaking for a magnitude (M) 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward fault and show more realistic motions than ever before. The research appears in Geophysical Research Letters.
Picking the Best Set of Proxy Apps to Represent ECP Applications
David Richards of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory leads the ECP’s Proxy Applications Project. Proxy apps are smaller versions of real applications that can be used as models in situations where real applications are too large or too confusing.