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.
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