The Advanced Technology Development and Mitigation program within the Exascale Computing Project shows that the best way to support the mission is through open collaboration and a sustainable software infrastructure.
In a presentation delivered to the 79th HPC User Forum at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, LLNL's Terri Quinn revealed that AMD’s forthcoming MI300 APU would be the computational bedrock of El Capitan, which is slated for installation at LLNL in late 2023.
The utility-grade infrastructure project massively upgraded the power and water-cooling capacity of the adjacent Livermore Computing Center, preparing it to house next generation exascale-class supercomputers for NNSA.
As the U.S. welcomed the world’s first “true” exascale supercomputer, three predecessor machines for LLNL's future exascale system El Capitan managed to rank highly on the latest Top500 List of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.
The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) 2022 Community Birds-of-a-Feather Days will take place May 10–12 via Zoom. The event provides an opportunity for the HPC community to engage with ECP teams to discuss our latest development efforts.
Though the arrival of the exascale supercomputer El Capitan at LLNL is still almost two years away, teams of code developers are busy working on predecessor systems to ensure critical applications are ready for Day One.