Interview: Paul Messina Update on the Exascale Computing Project (ECP)

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In this video, Paul Messina from the Exascale Computing Project describes recent progress towards the development of machines with 50x applications performance than is possible today.

“The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) was established with the goals of maximizing the benefits of high-performance computing (HPC) for the United States and accelerating the development of a capable exascale computing ecosystem. Exascale refers to computing systems at least 50 times faster than the nation’s most powerful supercomputers in use today. The ECP is a collaborative effort of two U.S. Department of Energy organizations – the Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).”

Dr. Paul Messina is a senior strategic advisor at the ALCF who focuses on future directions for the facility. In 2002-2004, he served as Distinguished Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne and as Adviser to the Director General at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research).

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  1. Lance A Mann says

    At what point does a computer develop anaylitical thinking? That could be really cool to develop 50x computing in a space of a skull. I’m having a hard time wraping my head around repetitive patterns that only repeat twice then do something else. Is that analytical thinking?