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The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is accelerating delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem to provide breakthrough solutions that will address America's most critical challenges in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and national security. Let’s Talk Exascale explores Application Development, Software Technology, and Hardware and Integration—focus areas of the ECP.

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is accelerating delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem to provide breakthrough solutions that will address America's most critical challenges in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and national security. Let’s Talk Exascale explores Application Development, Software Technology, and Hardware and Integration—focus areas of the ECP.
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The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is accelerating delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem to provide breakthrough solutions that will address America's most critical challenges in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and national security. Let’s Talk Exascale explores Application Development, Software Technology, and Hardware and Integration—focus areas of the ECP.

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Episode 37: Codes to Solve Multiphysics Problems

4/18/2019
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Episode Notes: The word “ristra” is commonly associated with a string of chile peppers or used to symbolize decorative design. But ECP’s Ristra project is creating a set of computer codes targeting national-security-relevant multiphysics problems.

Duration:00:11:43

Episode 36: EZ Project-Providing Fast, Effective Exascale Lossy Compression for Scientific Data

2/26/2019
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Episode Notes: Senior computer scientist Franck Cappello leads an effort to compress and reduce the enormous scientific data sets that some of the ECP applications are producing.

Duration:00:24:04

Episode 35: The Challenge of Continuous Integration of Software at Department of Energy Facilities

1/10/2019
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Episode Notes: Dave Montoya of Los Alamos National Laboratory and ECP explains aspects of ensuring software in development for exascale is successfully integrated at facilities.

Duration:00:09:15

Episode 34: In-Situ Computer Simulation and Visualization and Analysis on the Sierra Supercomputer

1/8/2019
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Episode Notes: Cyrus Harrison, Eric Brugger, and Matt Larsen of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory discuss the first large-scale demonstration of an important supercomputing technology.

Duration:00:09:14

Episode 33: A Powerful Tool for Improving Parallel Computing Applications

1/7/2019
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Episode Notes: Sameer Shende, an expert on what’s called the Tuning and Analysis Utilities (TAU) performance evaluation tool for applications, explains its features and benefits.

Duration:00:06:16

Episode 32: Aiming to Simulate the Universe with Maximal Computing Power

1/4/2019
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Episode Notes: At the SC18 supercomputing conference in Dallas recently, Salman Habib of Argonne National Laboratory chatted with ECP Communications about cosmological computer modeling and simulation.

Duration:00:07:24

Episode 31: Efforts Directed at Making Wind Farms More Efficient

1/2/2019
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Episode Notes: In November at the SC18 supercomputing conference in Dallas, Michael Sprague of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory discussed a recent success of ECP’s wind energy research project, ExaWind.

Duration:00:03:08

Episode 30: ORNL’s David Bernholdt on the Importance of Message Passing Interface to Supercomputing

12/18/2018
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Episode Notes: The history of supercomputing’s message passing interface (MPI) standard, enhancing asynchronous communication, creating more concurrency at the node level, and the effectiveness of collaboration are among the topics of this episode.

Duration:00:08:01

Episode 29: IDEAS-ECP Helps Exascale Software Ecosystem Stay Optimally Productive and Sustainable

12/14/2018
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Episode Notes: Mike Heroux and Lois Curfman McInnes discuss how the IDEAS (Interoperable Design of Extreme-Scale Application Software)-ECP helps ease the challenges of software development.

Duration:00:17:45

Episode 28: AMReX Helps Scientists Optimally Focus Computing Power on the Most Critical Problems

12/14/2018
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Episode Notes: The software framework called AMReX supports researchers in the study of combustion, cosmology, astrophysics, and accelerators.

Duration:00:03:53

Episode 27: Using the Sierra Supercomputer to Explore the Mechanism of a Vicious Cancer

12/5/2018
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Episode Notes: Fred Streitz of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory discusses his SC18 US Department of Energy booth talk on “Machine Learning and Predictive Simulation: High-Performance Computing and the US Cancer Moonshot on Sierra.”

Duration:00:13:21

Episode 26: Helping Scientists Create and Use Very Large Volumes of Data in ECP Activities

11/9/2018
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Episode Notes: A research effort called Datalib: Data Libraries and Services Enabling Exascale Science helps scientists by enabling them to access and share data across platforms, by providing information for troubleshooting, and by building new specialized data services.

Duration:00:09:34

Episode 25: Spack: The Deployment Tool for ECP’s Software Stack

10/26/2018
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Spack (short for Supercomputer PACKage manager) is one of the most popular pieces of software the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has ever released to the GitHub open-source community. In ECP, Spack automates the process of releasing versions of math libraries that work together in a single build, thereby making the development of scientific applications better, faster, and cheaper.

Duration:00:13:54

Episode 24: Converging and Consolidating Innovation in Dense Linear Algebra Software

9/13/2018
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Episode Notes: As the need to support hardware accelerators grows, ECP’s Software for Linear Algebra Targeting Exascale (SLATE) project is developing a replacement for the Scalable Linear Algebra PACKage (ScaLAPACK) library, the industry standard for dense linear algebra operations. Story on ECP’s website: www.exascaleproject.org/converging-an…bra-software/

Duration:00:16:39

Episode 23: A Discussion with ECP’s Director—August 2018

9/5/2018
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Episode Notes: Leadership, collaboration, key exascale challenges, and performance measurement are among the topics discussed with ECP Director Doug Kothe. More on the discussion: https://www.exascaleproject.org/a-discussion-with-ecps-director-august-2018/

Duration:00:20:02

Episode 22: Accurately Predicting the Operating Behavior of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

8/21/2018
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Episode 22: The ExaSMR project is advancing modeling and simulation to ensure small modular nuclear reactors will be safe, reliable, and economical. Guest: Steven Hamilton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ExaSMR Project Highlight: https://www.exascaleproject.org/project-highlight-exasmr/

Duration:00:11:03

Episode 21: Flexible Computational Science Infrastructure Project: for Multiphysics Applications

7/24/2018
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Relatively new within ECP, the Flexible Computational Science Infrastructure (FleCSI) project provides a framework to support multiphysics application development. Guest: Ben Bergen, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Edited Transcript: https://www.exascaleproject.org/the-flexible-computational-science-infrastructure-flecsi-project-supporting-multiphysics-application-development/

Duration:00:18:46

Episode 20: Influencing the Evolution of the MPI Standard for Optimal Scientific Applications

7/10/2018
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Episode 20: The Exascale MPI project is directed at affecting the evolution of the de facto programming model for parallel computing, message passing interface, so that optimal exascale scientific applications can be developed. Guests: Pavan Balaji and Ken Raffenetti, Argonne National Laboratory. Edited Transcript: https://www.exascaleproject.org/influencing-the-evolution-of-the-mpi-standard-for-optimal-exascale-scientific-applications/

Duration:00:23:54

Episode 19: Exascale the Key to Generating Realistic and Accurate Scenarios of Future Earthquakes

6/11/2018
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Computer simulation has become an essential and core component of earthquake design for major infrastructure, but researchers need to better understand and quantify future earthquakes. Exascale computing could allow for the realization of such advances. Edited Transcript: https://www.exascaleproject.org/exascale-holds-the-key-to-generating-realistic-and-accurate-scenarios-of-future-earthquakes/

Duration:00:22:58

Episode 18: ADIOS: Providing a Framework for Scientific Data on Exascale Systems

5/30/2018
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The ADIOS project is optimizing I/O on exascale architectures and making itself easily maintainable, sustainable, and extensible, while ensuring its performance and scalability. Guests: Members of the ADIOS research team. Edited Transcript: https://www.exascaleproject.org/adios-providing-a-framework-for-scientific-data-on-exascale-systems/

Duration:00:14:58