This video provides a basic introduction to supercomputing, scientific computing, and high performance computing (HPC).
Achieving 50–100 times performance increase on real applications over today’s most powerful HPC platforms, such as Sierra, as quickly and energy efficiently as possible, will force fundamental changes in all computer components. To reach this goal—and to prepare for future exascale systems—we are developing new algorithms and tools that help researchers address these complexities and fully exploit the systems’ performance. We are also partnering with industry experts to develop well-coordinated solutions to hardware and software design challenges. View content related to Extreme Computing.
Sierra, LLNL’s next-generation supercomputer, is projected to provide four to six times the sustained performance and be at least seven times more powerful than Sequoia.
Work is moving fast and furious in the Livermore Computing Complex, where siting and installation for Sierra is kicking into high gear.
Application developers are partnering with supercomputing experts and hardware vendors to ready a stable of mission-critical applications for the next generation of computing architectures, including LLNL’s Sierra supercomputer.