SPOTLIGHT: Extreme-scale resilience. The PARIS project is exploring fundamental properties of numerical science applications to improve the resilience of extreme-scale executions and provide solutions to system failure and silent data corruptions. The results are being tested in DOE applications, such as cosmology (with the Argonne High Energy Physics Division), reactor simulation (with the Nuclear Engineering Division), and climate science (with the MCS Dvision). For details, see the website.
OVERVIEW: Petascale computing and the emerging era of exascale computing pose numerous challenges, both from the underlying hardware architectures and the many layers of software above it. MCS is exploring new approaches to system software, fault tolerance, and innovative programming models for next-generation computers. The Extreme Computing area is heavily involved in research on operating systems, runtime, storage, programming models, algorithms, and libraries that will enable scientists to fully exploit advanced computer platforms. We are also building codesign teams — bringing together computer scientists, applied mathematicians and computational scientists — to address these challenges.