Exascale Computing Project Releases Milestone Report

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The US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has published a milestone report that summarizes the status of all thirty ECP Application Development (AD) subprojects at the end of fiscal year 2019.

This report contains not only an accurate snapshot of each subproject’s current status but also represents an unprecedentedly broad account of experiences porting large scientific applications to next-generation high-performance computing architectures.

ECP leadership and a team of external subject-matter experts in August and September of 2019 conducted a comprehensive assessment of AD projects. Reviews took place in person over five days—two at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and three at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago.

The review committees were tasked with evaluating each subproject’s progress in porting their code(s) to current multi-GPU architectures considered precursors to planned exascale machines. This includes characterizing which modules have been ported to multi-accelerator nodes, initial performance analyses, the status of software integration, and a current vision of successes, obstacles, and next steps.

About the Exascale Computing Project

An aggressive research, development, and deployment project, the Exascale Computing Project is focused on the delivery of DOE mission-critical applications, an integrated software stack, and exascale hardware technology advances. These products are being deployed to DOE high-performance computing (HPC) facilities on pre-exascale machines and will ultimately be implemented on exascale systems that will address the United States’ most critical challenges in national security, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, healthcare, and scientific discovery.

Download the report