On July 1 Jack Wells became the director of science for the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In this interview he describes his vision for NCCS, some of the cutting-edge applications the center will support, and how the facility will gear up to deliver Titan, a hybrid supercomputer expected to have a peak performance of 10 to 20 petaflops, by early 2013.
The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) has been providing a diverse array of researchers with the ability to run petascale simulations on some of the world’s top systems. The group behind the effort released a report recently that highlighted some of the successes, offering a case for the power of simulation to advance science, industry and social goals like shifting to clean energy.
The DOE announces annual INCITE supercomputing awards; NVIDIA and the University of Illinois partner on a textbook for programming massively parallel processers. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
Once again, the DOE is looking for research projects worthy of time on its cutting-edge supercomputers.