Exascale Science

Exascale Science looks at challenges in building and the scientific possibilities of next-generation computers that will operate at exaflops – processing power many times that of today’s fastest machines.

Exascale rocks

In the late 2000s, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists Carl Steefel and David Trebotich had a computational dream. They wanted… Read More

April 12, 2022

Shrinking big physics

In kilometer-sized particle accelerators, electric fields hurtle small bits of matter at nearly light speed. Those fast, powerful particle beams… Read More

December 29, 2021

ExaStar power

A computational model of an exploding star – a supernova – is the “quintessential multi-physics simulation,” says a team designing codes… Read More

December 15, 2021

Protein shakeup

In the old days of cell biology, scientists knew the atomic structures of few membrane proteins. Now, amid the so-called… Read More

December 1, 2021

Virtual wind farms

A transformative gale is blowing through the U.S. power industry. The Energy Information Administration puts wind power’s share of America’s… Read More

October 6, 2021

Climate on a new scale

Note: Sandia National Laboratories' Mark Taylor is co-author of a paper, “A Performance-Portable Nonhydrostatic Atmospheric Dycore for the Energy Exascale… Read More

November 18, 2020

Visions of exascale

The Aurora supercomputer – scheduled to arrive at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in 2021– stands to benefit… Read More

March 6, 2019

Upscale computing

For high-performance computing (HPC) systems to reach exascale – a billion billion calculations per second – hardware and software must… Read More

January 11, 2017

Argo: OS for exascale

In the supercomputers of yore, "people wanted the operating system to just get out of the way,” says Pete Beckman,… Read More

October 5, 2016

Mounting a charge

Few would be surprised today that power – the rate of energy consumption – looms as a key constraint in tomorrow’s… Read More

July 21, 2015