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NSCI Seminar: The U.S. D.O.E. Exascale Computing Project – Goals and Challenges

The U.S. Department of Energy established in 2016 the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) -- a joint project of the DOE Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) -- that will result in a capable exascale ecosystem and prepare mission critical scientific and engineering applications to take advantage of that ecosystem.  
This presentation will describe the goals of the ECP, its plans for achieving them, the challenges to be overcome, and its current status, as well as what elements of the exascale ecosystem are outside of the scope of the ECP. 


NSCI Committee

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Gaithersburg, Bldg. 221, Room B145)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Boulder, VTC in 81-1A116)

Paul Messina
Exascale Computing Project Director
Argonne Distinguished Fellow
Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Paul Messina is Advisor to the Associate Laboratory Director and Laboratory on Exascale and Argonne Distinguished Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory.
His current role is Project Director for the U.S. DOE Exascale Computing Project, a multi-laboratory project.  During 2008-2015 he served as Director of Science for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility and in 2002-2004 as Distinguished Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne and as Advisor to the Director General at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). 

From 1987-2002, Dr. Messina served as founding Director of California Institute of Technology's (Caltech) Center for Advanced Computing Research, as Assistant Vice President for Scientific Computing, and as Faculty Associate for Scientific Computing, Caltech. During a leave from Caltech in 1999-2000, he led the DOE-NNSA Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative. 

In his first association with Argonne from 1973-1987, he held a number of positions in the Applied Mathematics Division and was the founding Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division. 

Outside attendees need to contact Barry Schneider in order to obtain the site badges required to enter NIST grounds and to attend the seminar. 24 hour notice is required for US citizens and 3 days for non-US citizens. Please contact bis [at] ((link sends e-mail))to be added to the visitor list. Visitors must check in at the NIST Visitor Center to pick up their badges. A photo ID is required for US citizens and a passport or green card for foreign nationals. There is also the possibility of viewing the seminar as a webcast. Again, please contact Barry Schneider for details preferably by email.

Created January 10, 2017, Updated February 21, 2017