JUNE 19–23, 2016

Presentation Details

Name: The Path to Capable Exascale Computing
Time: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
01:45 pm - 02:15 pm
Room:   Panorama 1
Messe Frankfurt
Breaks:12:30 pm - 01:45 pm Lunch
Speaker:   Paul Messina, ANL
Abstract:   Exascale computing has been the subject of study and analysis for almost ten years. Dozens of voluminous reports have been published. R&D related to the many issues and challenges involved in achieving usable and affordable exascale computers has resulted in thousands of papers and presentations. The time has come to mount a focused effort that applies the insights learned by those studies to build exascale systems. President Obama’s Executive order of July 2015 established the National Strategic Computing Initiative, a key objective of which is to accelerate delivery of a capable exascale computing system.  The Executive Order assigns the lead role for pursuing that objective to the US Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
This talk will present an overview of the efforts that are underway to put in place a joint DOE-SC and NNSA project that will result in a capable exascale ecosystem and prepare mission critical scientific and engineering applications to take advantage of that ecosystem.