Sandia provides leadership to ECP for the software technology focus area. In addition, Sandia is helping to develop a software stack for Exascale applications and architectures. This focus area will provide critical exascale technologies.
Sandia leads and participates in many projects across the spectrum of ECP, including application development and software technologies.
Sandia’s leadership spans the ECP software technology director role, combustion science and climate modeling applications as well as software technologies ranging from performance portability to large-scale visualization.
What We Do
Sandia is supporting the development of eight applications identified as critically-enabled by exascale computing. The exascale applications under development focus on high-priority research problems.
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What is Exascale?
Exascale refers to the next challenge in high performance computing systems: machines capable of at least a billion billion calculations per second or 50 to 100 times faster than the most powerful supercomputers in use today. The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) was established with the goals of maximizing the benefits of high performance computing and accelerating the development of a computing ecosystem, encompassing applications, system software, hardware technologies, and architectures. An additional goal of ECP is workforce development to meet the scientific and national security mission needs of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by the early- to mid-2020s. ECP is chartered with breakthrough modeling and simulation solutions to address the most critical challenges in scientific discovery, energy assurance, and national security. The power of this new class of systems will be measured in exaflops i.e. 1018 floating point operations per second, or a thousand times more powerful than today’s petaflop machines.