Application Development

The ECP Application Development focus area is responsible for delivering science-based applications able to exploit exascale for high-confidence insights and answers to critical problems in national security, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and healthcare.

Application requirements articulated in the NSCI Strategic Plan and ECP Mission Need Statement demand that ECP ensures a broad array of science-based computational applications are successful and able to effectively exploit exascale HPC technology to provide breakthrough modeling and simulation solutions, yielding high-confidence insights and answers to the nation’s most critical problems and challenges in national security, energy security, scientific discovery, economic security, climate and environmental science, and healthcare.

ECP applications must also support key national initiatives and each must target an exascale challenge problem that is among the highest mission priorities of the relevant stakeholder agency or program.

The NSCI Strategic Plan calls for a synergistic relationship with many national initiatives and calls for the need to support NSCI’s deployment agencies, namely the FBI, DHS, NASA, NIH, and NOAA. ECP applications must target challenge problems of interest to these agencies and national initiatives as part of the ECP requirement to support the NSCI.

The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Exascale Task Force called for exascale applications in stockpile stewardship, industry (e.g., oil and gas exploration and production, aerospace engineering, and medicinal chemistry such as pharmaceuticals, protein structure, etc.) and basic science. Ten stakeholder DOE program offices have compelling needs for exascale applications in over forty different areas.

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

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

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).

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

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.'    

Coupled Monte Carlo Neutronics and Fluid Flow Simulation of Small Modular Reactors (ExaSMR)

Tom Evans from Oak Ridge National Laboratory discusses “Coupled Monte Carlo Neutronics and Fluid Flow Simulation of Small Modular Reactors (ExaSMR)” – research being conducted as part of the Exascale Computing Project.

ECP Overview Presentation – Paul Messina – HPC User Forum

ECP Director, Paul Messina discusses ECP overview and progress at the 65th HPC User Forum - April 18, 2017.

LBNL, PNNL Researchers Make NWChem’s Planeware “Purr”

  LBNL, PNNL Researchers Make NWChem’s Planewave “Purr” on Intel’s Knights Landing Architectures A team of researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

ECP’s fifth Co-Design Center Puts Focus on Graph Analytics

ECP has selected its fifth Co-Design Center to focus on Graph Analytics -- combinatorial (graph) kernels that play a crucial enabling role in many data analytic computing (DAC) application areas

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)

New catalyst design is a grand challenge

Exascale computing is essential to study the catalysis process because of the large number of atoms that must be treated with accurate methods.

NREL Has Key Role in Exascale Projects

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will work on wind plant modeling and three other projects for the ECP.