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Title: ASCR@40: Four Decades of Department of Energy Leadership in Advanced Scientific Computing Research. A Report from the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC)

Abstract

Throughout its long history, the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) has built the critical technologies to ensure U.S. leadership in energy science and national security. It has made its parent agency, the Department of Energy (DOE) and its Office of Science, the world’s recognized leader in computational science. ASCR’s stated mission is “to discover, develop, and deploy computational and networking capabilities to analyz, model, simulate, and predict complex phenomena important to the DOE.” To accomplish this goal, ASCR oversees a large complex of computing and networking facilities and is responsible for procuring, deploying and operating high-performance computing (HPC), networking and storage resources; conducting basic research in mathematics and computer science; developing and sustaining a large body of software; and collaborating with other Office of Science programs, academia and industry. ASCR’s computational science leadership has a long history, predating even DOE’s inception. Applied mathematics and advanced computing were both elements of the Manhattan Project’s Theoretical Division. In the 1950s, DOE’s predecessor, the Atomic Energy Commission, created a mathematics program to develop and apply digital computing by supporting researchers at universities and AEC laboratories. Several organizational and name changes later, this program would grow and become ASCR.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Krell Inst., Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)
OSTI Identifier:
1665761
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hendrickson, Bruce. ASCR@40: Four Decades of Department of Energy Leadership in Advanced Scientific Computing Research. A Report from the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.2172/1665761.
Hendrickson, Bruce. ASCR@40: Four Decades of Department of Energy Leadership in Advanced Scientific Computing Research. A Report from the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1665761
Hendrickson, Bruce. Sat . "ASCR@40: Four Decades of Department of Energy Leadership in Advanced Scientific Computing Research. A Report from the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC)". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1665761. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1665761.
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title = {ASCR@40: Four Decades of Department of Energy Leadership in Advanced Scientific Computing Research. A Report from the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC)},
author = {Hendrickson, Bruce},
abstractNote = {Throughout its long history, the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) has built the critical technologies to ensure U.S. leadership in energy science and national security. It has made its parent agency, the Department of Energy (DOE) and its Office of Science, the world’s recognized leader in computational science. ASCR’s stated mission is “to discover, develop, and deploy computational and networking capabilities to analyz, model, simulate, and predict complex phenomena important to the DOE.” To accomplish this goal, ASCR oversees a large complex of computing and networking facilities and is responsible for procuring, deploying and operating high-performance computing (HPC), networking and storage resources; conducting basic research in mathematics and computer science; developing and sustaining a large body of software; and collaborating with other Office of Science programs, academia and industry. ASCR’s computational science leadership has a long history, predating even DOE’s inception. Applied mathematics and advanced computing were both elements of the Manhattan Project’s Theoretical Division. In the 1950s, DOE’s predecessor, the Atomic Energy Commission, created a mathematics program to develop and apply digital computing by supporting researchers at universities and AEC laboratories. Several organizational and name changes later, this program would grow and become ASCR.},
doi = {10.2172/1665761},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {8}
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