March 30, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has published a milestone report that summarizes the status of all 30 ECP Application Development (AD) subprojects (24 applications and six co-design centers) at the end of fiscal year 2019.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.

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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.

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.

The report may be obtained from the ECP website.


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About the Exascale Computing Project 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project  is responsible for developing the strategy, aligning the resources, and conducting the R&D necessary to achieve the nation’s imperative of delivering exascale computing starting in 2021.ECP’s mission is to ensure all the necessary pieces are in place for the first exascale systems, delivering an ecosystem that includes mission critical applications, software stack, hardware architecture, and advanced system engineering and hardware components to enable fully functional, capable exascale computing environments critical to national security, scientific discovery, and a strong U.S. economy. The ECP is a collaborative project of two U.S. Department of Energy organizations, the Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Source: Exascale Computing Project