Category: In The News

Getting the Most-Powerful Supercomputers Up and Running

The lessons the US Department of Energy Office of Science learns from the supercomputers at its user facilities will extend to launching its next high-performance computing challenge: exascale.

Energy Dept. shoots for exascale computer in a national lab by 2021

Posted on Federal News Radio By David ThorntonAugust 21, 2017 3:33 pm “The goal of the Path Forward program is for the six companies who got contracts to develop

CANDLE Project Addresses Top Challenges

HPCwire details the Exascale Computing Project's effort aimed at building a scalable deep neural network code to take on the major challenges in cancer research.

ORNL Begins Construction of Summit Supercomputer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has begun to install Summit. Besides providing unprecedented amounts of computational capacity for traditional high-performance computing applications, it will offer the largest platform in the world for deep learning workloads.

Commitment to Exascale Will Strengthen US Leadership

A recent EE Times blog post underscores the importance of supercomputing to society and the strength that public-private research partnerships such as the PathForward program of the Exascale Computing Project contribute to America's competitiveness and innovation.

Los Alamos Integrates Systems for Increased Stockpile Stewardship Computing Capability

The Trinity supercomputer’s two partitions sited at Los Alamos National Laboratory were merged, with both Xeon Haswell and the Xeon Phi Knights Landing processors available for production computing in the laboratory’s classified network.

New Simulations Could Help in Hunt for Massive Mergers of Neutron Stars, Black Holes

Scientists have developed new computer models to explore what happens when a black hole joins with a neutron star, the superdense remnant of an exploded star. A participant in the research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is working to build increasingly sophisticated models of neutron star mergers and supernovae through his involvement in the US Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project.

Argonne Puts Computation Muscle Behind Cancer Code

Argonne goes deep to crack cancer code   “Precision medicine is the ability to fine tune a treatment for each patient based on specific variations, whether it’s their genetics, their

Exploring the Potential of New Hybrid Computing Architectures

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is bringing on D-Wave Systems to use quantum computing as an accelerator for the Exascale Computing Project.

New Algorithms Help Extract 3-D Biological Structure from Limited Data

New collaboration initiative between SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, CAMERA, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and Los Alamos National Laboratory as part of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP).

ANL’s Rajeev Thakur: An Exascale Software Stack

ANL's Rajeev Thakur: Breaking Down the Exascale Software Stack

ECP Director Paul Messina Discusses the ECP’s PathForward Program on Federal News Radio

ECP Director Paul Messina Discusses the ECP's PathForward Program on Federal News Radio

CEED Co-Design Center Launches New Website

The website for the ECP's Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations (CEED) co-design center is now live. CEED is one of the ECP’s five co-design centers established to overcome performance barriers

U.S. Funds Exascale Computing Research

Article by Mark Rockwell of Government Computer News The ECP program and the push to get an exascale system, or possibly two, operational isn't to catch up to China, said

Advancing the Frontiers of Computing at PNNL: the March Toward Exascale

Source: Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA A contributed article from Steven Ashby, Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory We often hear how supercomputers are used to tackle incredibly complex problems. They have


InsideHPC's Rich Brueckner reports on the DOE PathForward Announcement.  

Anandtech’s Ryan Smith Covers DOE Announcement of PathForward Contracts


HPCwire’s John Russell Covers the DOE PathForward Announcement

Six Exascale PathForward Vendors Selected; DOE Providing $258 Million.

PathForward Vendors Weigh In on Funding Announcement

Department of Energy Awards Six Research Contracts Totaling  $258 Million to Accelerate U.S. Supercomputing Technology QUOTES FROM VENDORS RECEIVING AWARDS   Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Sunnyvale, California “AMD is excited

Doug Kothe on the Race to Build Exascale Applications

HPCwire's John Russel interviewed Doug Kothe, the Exascale Computing Project's Director of Application Development for this feature article on 'The Race to Build Exascale Applications.'