At 4 PM on October 17 the NCSU SIAM student chapter will be holding a Mathematics in Industry seminar in SAS 2102. Steven Hamilton from Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be discussing the DOE Exascale Computing Project. Here is his abstract:
The DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP), a collaborative effort between the DOE Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration, is aimed at accelerating the development of both hardware and software for the next generation of supercomputers, which will be capable of computational performance in excess of one exaflops (10^18 floating point operations per second). ECP is divided into three main research focus areas: applications development, software technology, and hardware technology. In this talk, we will briefly discuss each of the focus areas and describe a number of locations where mathematicians and computational scientists are heavily contributing. Particular focus will be placed on highlighting ECP subprojects in which Oak Ridge National Laboratory plays a significant leadership role, including modeling and simulation for nuclear reactors, materials science, and fusion energy.