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 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 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 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 – 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 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