Hardware Architecture

We are determining how to build future generations of supercomputers. We are actively exploring issues such as possible uses of persistent memory (non-volatile random access memory or NVRAM) and methods to reduce power consumption or to increase reliability while maintaining (or even reducing) cost and maintaining (or improving) performance. We are also closely interacting with industry through local initiatives and programs such as FastForward. Throughout these activities, we combine unique research capabilities with our prove track record of building and deploying reliable and productive large-scale systems. View content related to Hardware Architecture.

Multi-Lab Workshops Explore Advances in HPC Performance Portability and Productivity

The 2019 Department of Energy (DOE) Performance, Portability and Productivity meeting is slated for April 2–4, 2019, in Denver, CO, where attendees will have the opportunity to share ideas and updates on performance portability—the ability for applications to be used effectively on different systems without the need for extreme customizations—across the DOE’s current and future supercomputers.


Umpire is a resource management library that allows the discovery, provision, and management of memory on next-generation architectures.


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