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Primeur weekly 2016-11-14

Exascale supercomputing

Berkeley Lab to lead AMR co-design centre for DOE's Exascale Computing Project ...

Exascale Computing Project announces $48 million to establish Exascale co-design centres ...

US Exascale Computing Project awards $34 million for software development ...

Quantum computing

Breakthrough in the quantum transfer of information between matter and light ...

Focus on Europe

European Commission reveals its forthcoming call for energy efficient, high performance processors ...

World-leading HPC centres partner to form accelerated computing institute ...

Atos Bull to boost Dutch research at SURFsara with first Bull sequana supercomputer installed ...

Middleware

Allinea tools yield a 50% speed up for genome applications at the Earlham Institute ...

NERSC's 'Shifter' scales up to more than 9,000 Cori KNL processors ...

DDN's Big Data storage provides Aalto University ample capacity and fast access to vital research data ...

DDN unveils industry's fastest multi-level security Lustre solution ...

DDN delivers new burst buffer appliance and updates block and file appliances, completing total product line refresh ...

Atos Bull tackles storage bottlenecks for High Performance Computing ...

Cycle Computing debuts the newest version of its groundbreaking CycleCloud ...

Hardware

University of Toronto selects CoolIT Systems to liquid cool signal processor for CHIME project ...

CoolIT Systems optimizes Trade and Match solution with custom closed-loop liquid cooling ...

SDSC to host high-speed, large data transfer experiment at SC16 Show ...

Cray XC40 "Theta" supercomputer accepted at Argonne National Laboratory ...

Cray launches next-generation supercomputer: the Cray XC50 ...

Cray reports third quarter 2016 financial results ...

Mellanox drives Virtual Reality to new levels with breakthrough performance ...

Mellanox announces 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand solutions enabling record levels of performance and scalability ...

Computers made of genetic material? ...

CoolIT Systems to showcase best-in-class HPC liquid cooling offering at SC16 ...

Applications

BoschDoc, AHCODA-DB and OpenML winners of the Data Prize 2016 ...

Blue Waters simulates largest membrane channel made of DNA origami ...

Cray joins iEnergy, the oil and gas industry's foremost community for exploration and production ...

Large-scale computer simulations reveal biological growth processes ...

NASA science and technology advancements demonstrated at Supercomputing Conference ...

Unlocking big genetic datasets ...

Accelerating cancer research with deep learning ...

System opens up high-performance programming to non-experts ...

Studying structure to understand function within 'material families' ...

Chury is much younger than previously thought ...

TOP500

Global supercomputing capacity creeps up as Petascale systems blanket Top 100 ...

InfiniBand chosen by nearly 4x more end-users versus proprietary offerings in 2016 as shown on the TOP500 supercomputers list ...

The Cloud

SURFnet selects eight Cloud providers for Dutch education and research ...

US Exascale Computing Project awards $34 million for software development

10 Nov 2016 Oak Ridge - The Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has selected 35 software development proposals representing 25 research and academic organisations. The awards for the first year of funding total $34 million and cover many components of the software stack for exascale systems, including programming models and runtime libraries, mathematical libraries and frameworks, tools, lower-level system software, data management and I/O, as well as in situ visualization and data analysis.

Exascale refers to computing systems at least 50 times faster than the USA's most powerful supercomputers in use today. According to Paul Messina, director of the ECP, "These software development awards are a major first step toward developing a comprehensive and coherent software stack that will enable application developers to productively write highly parallel applications that can portably target diverse exascale architectures." Messina continued: "After a lengthy review, we are pleased to announce that we have selected 35 proposals for funding. The funding of these software development projects, following our recent announcement for application development awards, signals the momentum and direction of ECP as we bring together the necessary ecosystem and infrastructure to drive the nation's exascale imperative."

The full list of selected proposals receiving funding, principal investigators, and collaborating organisations are as follows:

  • xGA: Global Arrays on Extreme Scale Architectures, Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Integrated Software Components for Managing Computation and Memory Interplay at Exascale, Richard Hornung, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • Lightweight Communication and Global Address Space Support for Exascale Applications, Scott Baden, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Exascale MPI, Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • Enhancing and Hardening the Legion Programming System for the Exascale Computing Project, Galen Shipman, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) with ANL, Stanford University
  • Distributed Tasking for Exascale, Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee
  • ECP Applications effective use of Kokkos to achieve performance portability across exascale architectures, Carter Edwards, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) with LANL, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • Open MPI for Exascale (OMPI-X), David Bernholdt, ORNL with LANL, LLNL, SNL, University of Tennessee
  • A Runtime System for Application-Level Power Steering on Exascale Systems, Martin Schulz, LLNL with University of Arizona
  • SOLLVE: Scaling OpenMP with LLVM for Exascale performance and portability, Barbara Chapman, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) with ANL, LLNL, ORNL, Rice University, UIUC
  • PROTEAS: PROgramming Toolchain for Emerging Architectures and Systems, Jeffrey Vetter, ORNL with ANL, LANL, University of Oregon
  • Extending HPCToolkit to Measure and Analyze Code Performance on Exascale Platforms, John Mellor-Crummey, Rice University with University of Wisconsin
  • Autotuning Compiler Technology for Cross-Architecture Transformation and Code Generation, Mary Hall, University of Utah with ANL, LBNL
  • EXA-PAPI: The Exascale Performance Application Programming Interface, Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee
  • Exascale Code Generation Toolkit, Dan Quinlan, LLNL with PNNL, Ohio State University, Colorado State University
  • Software for Linear Algebra Targeting at Exascale (SLATE), Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee
  • Production-ready, Exascale-Enabled, Krylov Solvers (PEEKS) for Exascale Computing, Mike Heroux, SNL with University of Tennessee
  • ForTrilinos: Sustainable Production Fortran Interoperability with Trilinos Libraries, Mike Heroux, SNL with LANL, ORNL
  • Factorization Based Sparse Solvers and Preconditioners for Exascale, Sherry Li, LBNL
  • Extreme-scale Scientific Software Development Kit for the Exascale Computing Project: xSDK4ECP, Lois Curfman McInnes, ANL with LBNL, LLNL, SNL, University of Tennessee, UC Berkeley
  • ALExa: Accelerated Libraries for Exascale, Wayne Joubert, ORNL
  • Enabling Time Integrators for Exascale Through SUNDIALS, Carol Woodward, LLNL with Southern Methodist University
  • Preparing PETSc/TAO for Exascale, Barry Smith, ANL with University of Colorado, Rice University
  • VeloC: Very Low Overhead transparent multilevel Checkpoint/restart, Franck Cappello, ANL with LLNL
  • EZ: Fast, effective, parallel error-bounded exascale lossy compression for scientific data, Franck Cappello, ANL
  • UNIFYCR: A Checkpoint/Restart File System for Distributed Burst Buffers, Kathryn Mohror, LLNL with ORNL
  • ExaHDF5: Delivering Efficient Parallel I/O on Exascale Computing Systems, Suren Byna, LBNL with ANL, The HDF Group
  • The ADIOS framework for Scientific Data on exascale systems, Scott Klasky, ORNL with LBNL, Kitware, Rutgers Univeristy
  • Data Libraries and Services Enabling Exascale Science, Rob Ross, ANL with LANL, Northwestern University
  • ZFP: Compressed Floating-Point Arrays, Peter Lindstrom, LLNL
  • ECP ALPINE: Algorithms and Infrastructure for In Situ Visualization and Analysis, James Ahrens, LANL with LBNL, LLNL, University of Oregon, Kitware
  • ECP VTK-m: Updating HPC Visualization Software for Exascale-Era Processors, Ken Moreland, SNL with LANL, ORNL, Univeristy of Oregon, Kitware
  • Enhancing Qthreads for ECP Science and Energy Impact, Ron Brightwell, SNL
  • A Simplified Complex Memory API and Operating System/Runtime Interface for ECP, Mike Lang, LANL with LLNL, ORNL, SNL, Georgia Tech
  • Argo: Operating system and Resource Management for Exascale, Pete Beckman, ANL with LLNL
Source: DOE/US Department of Energy

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Primeur weekly 2016-11-14

Exascale supercomputing

Berkeley Lab to lead AMR co-design centre for DOE's Exascale Computing Project ...

Exascale Computing Project announces $48 million to establish Exascale co-design centres ...

US Exascale Computing Project awards $34 million for software development ...

Quantum computing

Breakthrough in the quantum transfer of information between matter and light ...

Focus on Europe

European Commission reveals its forthcoming call for energy efficient, high performance processors ...

World-leading HPC centres partner to form accelerated computing institute ...

Atos Bull to boost Dutch research at SURFsara with first Bull sequana supercomputer installed ...

Middleware

Allinea tools yield a 50% speed up for genome applications at the Earlham Institute ...

NERSC's 'Shifter' scales up to more than 9,000 Cori KNL processors ...

DDN's Big Data storage provides Aalto University ample capacity and fast access to vital research data ...

DDN unveils industry's fastest multi-level security Lustre solution ...

DDN delivers new burst buffer appliance and updates block and file appliances, completing total product line refresh ...

Atos Bull tackles storage bottlenecks for High Performance Computing ...

Cycle Computing debuts the newest version of its groundbreaking CycleCloud ...

Hardware

University of Toronto selects CoolIT Systems to liquid cool signal processor for CHIME project ...

CoolIT Systems optimizes Trade and Match solution with custom closed-loop liquid cooling ...

SDSC to host high-speed, large data transfer experiment at SC16 Show ...

Cray XC40 "Theta" supercomputer accepted at Argonne National Laboratory ...

Cray launches next-generation supercomputer: the Cray XC50 ...

Cray reports third quarter 2016 financial results ...

Mellanox drives Virtual Reality to new levels with breakthrough performance ...

Mellanox announces 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand solutions enabling record levels of performance and scalability ...

Computers made of genetic material? ...

CoolIT Systems to showcase best-in-class HPC liquid cooling offering at SC16 ...

Applications

BoschDoc, AHCODA-DB and OpenML winners of the Data Prize 2016 ...

Blue Waters simulates largest membrane channel made of DNA origami ...

Cray joins iEnergy, the oil and gas industry's foremost community for exploration and production ...

Large-scale computer simulations reveal biological growth processes ...

NASA science and technology advancements demonstrated at Supercomputing Conference ...

Unlocking big genetic datasets ...

Accelerating cancer research with deep learning ...

System opens up high-performance programming to non-experts ...

Studying structure to understand function within 'material families' ...

Chury is much younger than previously thought ...

TOP500

Global supercomputing capacity creeps up as Petascale systems blanket Top 100 ...

InfiniBand chosen by nearly 4x more end-users versus proprietary offerings in 2016 as shown on the TOP500 supercomputers list ...

The Cloud

SURFnet selects eight Cloud providers for Dutch education and research ...