Focus Session
The US Exascale Computing Project
Event Type
Focus Session
TimeTuesday, June 23rd2:15pm - 2:45pm
LocationPanorama 2
DescriptionThe U.S. Exascale Computing Project (ECP), launched in 2016, brings together research, development, and deployment activities to ensure an enduring exascale computing capability in the United States. The ECP is designed to create more valuable and rapid insights from a wide variety of applications, which requires a higher level of effectiveness in all methods, software tools, and ECP-enabled computing technologies to be acquired by the U.S. Department of Energy laboratories. In this talk, I will present an overview of the three primary components of the ECP, namely Application Development, Software Technology, and Hardware and Integration, and give an update on recent progress in each of these areas. The first exascale computers deployed in the U.S. will be CPU/GPU accelerator-based systems, and I will describe lessons learned and best practices for leveraging the performance improvements possible with these heterogenous nodes. This will be illustrated through examples of how application codes have been adapted along with early results on pre-exascale systems that show significant advances in scientific capability. I will discuss priority investment areas in programming models, development tools, math libraries, and data science along with recent progress in creating an interoperable software stack comprised of nearly 70 different HPC libraries and tools. I will conclude with a description of the anticipated successful outcome and legacy of the ECP.
ECP Deputy Director