Exascale Computing Program Awards Over $1.8M to CIS Faculty

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The Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Program (ECP) has made three awards totaling over $1.8M over three years to CIS faculty. ECP, a part of President Obama's National Strategic Computing initiative, was established to develop a capable exascale ecosystem, encompassing applications, system software, hardware technologies and architectures, and workforce development to meet the scientific and national security mission needs of DOE in the early-2020s time frame. The awards come out of ECP's Software Technology area, which is tasked with developing a software stack appropriate for exascale architectures.

The three awards are:

  • "PROTEAS: PROgramming Toolchain for Emerging Architectures and Systems." Prof. Allen Malony will lead the UO part of this award together with Dr. Sameer Shende, in collaboration with Jeff Vetter of Oak Ridge Lab, as well as partners at Argonne and Los Alamos Labs.
  • "ALPINE: Algorithms and Infrastructure for In Situ Visualization and Analysis." Associate Professor Hank Childs will lead the UO part of this award, in collaboration with James Ahrens of Los Alamos Lab, as well as partners at Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley Labs, and Kitware, Inc.
  • "VTK-m: Updating HPC Visualization Software for Exascale-Era Processors." Associate Professor Hank Childs will lead the UO part of this award, in collaboration with Ken Moreland of Sandia Labs, as well as partners at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge Labs, and Kitware, Inc.

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