Exascale: ECP’s QMCPACK Project for Predicting and Controlling Materials

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In this episode of the Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, produced by  the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, the topic is an ECP subproject called QMCPACK, which aims to find, predict, and control materials from first principles with predictive accuracy.

This episode offers a conversation with QMCPACK’s principle investigator, Paul Kent, a distinguished R&D staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The discussion betwee Kent and ECP Communications Specialist Scott Gibson centers on the broad context for QMCPACK, the essential need for computer simulations in materials research, the meaning and importance of making predictions about materials from first principles, and more.