NESAP Projects

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) has recently announced the selection of a number of science projects for its NERSC Exascale Scientific Applications Program (NESAP), a collaborative effort in which NERSC will partner with code teams to prepare for the NERSC-8 Cori system.

The selected projects were chosen based on computational and scientific reviews by NERSC and other DOE staff. NESAP will begin during Fall 2014 and remain active as the Cori system is delivered to NERSC in mid-2016. During this period, twenty of the project teams, guided by NERSC, Cray, and Intel, will undertake intensive efforts to adapt software to take advantage of Cori’s Knights Landing manycore architecture and to use the resultant codes to produce pathbreaking science on an architecture that may represent an approach to exascale systems.

The HEP code teams selected are:

  1. HACC (Hardware/Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Code) for Extreme Scale Cosmology, Salman Habib (Argonne National Laboratory)
  2. The MILC Code Suite for Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) Simulation and Analysis, Doug Toussaint (University of Arizona)
  3. Advanced Modeling of Particle Accelerators, Jean-Luc Vay (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

In addition, a number of other HEP teams will have access to NERSC training sessions and to prototype hardware.