Exascale Science

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

Exascale road bumps

Building a computer that solves scientific problems a thousand times faster than the best ones available today is harder than… Read More

November 14, 2014

Cool to the core

There are many superlatives Sudip Dosanjh could use to talk about the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center’s next-generation… Read More

September 10, 2014

Leaping to exascale

Big data, big analytic problems, and big computers and their components create gigantic tests for tomorrow’s computer science research. To… Read More

August 6, 2014

Living with failure

Computer scientist Maya Gokhale is optimistic about exascale computing’s fast, bright future. But to achieve this success, the Lawrence Livermore… Read More

December 12, 2012

High speed, low power

Powering today’s petaflops computers – capable of quadrillions of calculations per second – costs $5 million to $10 million a year. Using current technology… Read More

November 14, 2012

Big data, big pictures

When exascale computers begin calculating at a billion, billion operations each second, gaining insights from the massive datasets generated by… Read More

August 8, 2012

Blueprints for power

The architects of tomorrow’s exascale computers are designing systems that borrow from and contribute to an unlikely source: the consumer… Read More

May 14, 2012

Extreme data power

To move toward exascale computing, scientists must focus on saving energy used in computing in every possible way. The energy-conservation… Read More

March 27, 2012

Scaled-up nuclei

Part of the Science at the Exascale series. The periodic table of the elements hanging in most chemistry classrooms has… Read More

October 25, 2011