Building a Capable Exascale Ecosystem

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is an ambitious U.S. Department of Energy initiative chartered with enabling a new era of computational and scientific capabilities by advancing high-performance computing on an exponential scale.

The creation of a capable exascale ecosystem will have profound effects on the lives of Americans, improving our nation’s economic competitiveness, scientific capabilities and national security.

Building a capable exascale ecosystem requires a coordinated, holistic effort to advance software, hardware, and applications in a harmonious fashion.

Why Does Exascale Matter?

Exascale will enable computing systems capable of at least one quintillion calculations per second—50 times faster than the nation’s most powerful supercomputers in use today.

This exponential increase in computational power will fuel a vast range of breakthroughs and accelerate discoveries in science, medicine, national security, and many other fields, having a profound impact on economic competitiveness.

Stars over the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile utilizing the new Dark Energy Camera (DECam). Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Latest News and Information

ECP Announces 2017 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

Computational scientists now have the opportunity to apply for the upcoming Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), scheduled for July 30 to August 11, 2017 near Chicago, IL.

ORNL plays key role in Exascale Computing Project’s first year

Oak Ridge National Laboratory experts are playing leading roles in the recently established Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Exascale Computing Project (ECP), a multi-lab initiative responsible for developing the strategy, aligning

An update on the Exascale Computing Project

This presentation was made by ECP Director Paul Messina on December 20, 2016 at the ASCAC Meeting in Washington, DC. Presentation (PDF)

Sandia biochemist Joanne Volponi prepares enzyme sample for assaying. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Meet the ECP
Leadership Team

Find out more about the collective team shaping the future of HPC.

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ECP Focus Areas

The ECP is organized by four focus areas: Application Development, Hardware Technology, Software Technology and Exascale Systems.

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