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HACC: Fitting the Universe inside a Supercomputer

Nicholas Frontiere from the University of Chicago gave this talk at the DOE CSGF Program Review meeting. “In response to the plethora of data from current and future large-scale structure surveys of the universe, sophisticated simulations are required to obtain commensurate theoretical predictions. We have developed the Hardware/Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Code (HACC), capable of sustained performance on powerful and architecturally diverse supercomputers to address this numerical challenge. We will investigate the numerical methods utilized to solve a problem that evolves trillions of particles, with a dynamic range of a million to one.”

HPC4Manufacturing Program Seeks Industry Proposals

The Department of Energy is seeking industry proposals for public/private projects aimed at applying high performance computing to industry challenges for the advancement of energy innovation. “We are seeing some significant successes with orders of magnitude reduction in simulation times and higher fidelity simulations that more closely match the reality of the manufacturing process. With this solicitation we plan to continue to expand the reach of our program to new companies to help solve new and different problems.”

Podcast: Proxy Apps set the stage for Exascale Computing Project

In this Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, David Richard from LLNL discussed the Proxy Apps project, which is curating a collection of proxy apps that will represent the real applications of importance to the ECP. “In this Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, David Richard from LLNL discussed the Proxy Apps project, which is curating a collection of proxy apps that will represent the real applications of importance to the ECP.”

Let’s Talk Exascale Podcast: ECP’s Application Assessment Project

In this Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, Kenny Roche from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory describes the ECP’s Application Assessment Project. “With Productivity, we’re aiming to coordinate how to improve software productivity of the code teams and to sustain that performance and development progress to the completion of each ECP application code project.”

Let’s Talk Exascale Podcast looks at the GAMESS Project for Computational Chemistry

In this episode of Let’s Talk Exascale, Mike Bernhardt from ECP discusses the GAMESS project with Mark Gordon from Ames Laboratory. Gordon is the principal investigator for the ECP project called General Atomic and Molecular Electronic Structure System (GAMESS), which is developing methods for computational chemistry. “Just about anything a user would want to do with computational chemistry can be done with GAMESS—everything from very high-level quantum chemistry to semi-empirical methods to classical force fields.”

Video: Thomas Zacharia from ORNL Testifies at House Hearing on the Need for Supercomputing

In this video, Thomas Zacharia from ORNL testifies before the House Energy and Commerce hearing on DOE Modernization. “At the OLCF, we are deploying a system that may well be the world’s most powerful supercomputer when it begins operating later this year. Summit will be at least five times as powerful as Titan. It will also be an exceptional resource for deep learning, with the potential to address challenging data analytics problems in a number of scientific domains. Summit is among the products of CORAL, the Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Livermore.”

HPC4Mfg Program Selects New Industry Projects

Today the DOE announced $1.87 million for seven projects to advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing through HPC. “The HPC4Mfg program leverages world-class technical expertise with high performance computing to tackle manufacturing challenges uniquely solved by computer modeling. By applying modeling, simulation, and data analytics to key manufacturing problems, the program can aid in decision-making, optimize processes and design, improve quality, predict performance and failure, reduce or eliminate testing, and shorten the time to market.”

ECP Launches “Let’s Talk Exascale” Podcast

The DOE’s Exascale Computing Project has launched a new podcast channel. In this episode, Danny Perez from Los Alamos National Laboratory discusses The Exascale Atomistic Capability for Accuracy, Length, and Time (EXAALT) project. EXAALT specializes in molecular dynamics simulations of materials. “We hope you enjoy the podcast, and we welcome your ideas for future episodes.”

Video: Taking the Nanoscale to the Exascale

Theresa Windus from Iowa State University gave this Invited Talk at SC17. “This talk will focus on the challenges that computational chemistry faces in taking the equations that model the very small (molecules and the reactions they undergo) to efficient and scalable implementations on the very large computers of today and tomorrow. In particular, how do we take advantage of the newest architectures while preparing for the next generation of computers? “

The U.S. D.O.E. Exascale Computing Project – Goals and Challenges

Paul Messina from Argonne gave this Invited Talk at SC17. “Balancing evolution with innovation is challenging, especially since the ecosystem must be ready to support critical mission needs of DOE, other Federal agencies, and industry, when the first DOE exascale systems are delivered in 2021. The software ecosystem needs to evolve both to support new functionality demanded by applications and to use new hardware features efficiently. We are utilizing a co-design approach that uses over two dozen applications to guide the development of supporting software and R&D on hardware technologies as well as feedback from the latter to influence application development.