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Title: eXascale PRogramming Environment and System Software (XPRESS)

Exascale systems, with a thousand times the compute capacity of today’s leading edge petascale computers, are expected to emerge during the next decade. Their software systems will need to facilitate the exploitation of exceptional amounts of concurrency in applications, and ensure that jobs continue to run despite the occurrence of system failures and other kinds of hard and soft errors. Adapting computations at runtime to cope with changes in the execution environment, as well as to improve power and performance characteristics, is likely to become the norm. As a result, considerable innovation is required to develop system support to meet the needs of future computing platforms. The XPRESS project aims to develop and prototype a revolutionary software system for extreme-­scale computing for both exascale and strong­scaled problems. The XPRESS collaborative research project will advance the state-­of-­the-­art in high performance computing and enable exascale computing for current and future DOE mission-­critical applications and supporting systems. The goals of the XPRESS research project are to: A. enable exascale performance capability for DOE applications, both current and future, B. develop and deliver a practical computing system software X-­stack, OpenX, for future practical DOE exascale computing systems, and C. provide programming methods and environmentsmore » for effective means of expressing application and system software for portable exascale system execution.« less
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  1. Univ. of Houston, TX (United States)
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Technical Report
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Univ. of Houston, TX (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (SC-21)
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United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; Exascale execution environment; programming models; adaptive program execution; MPI; OpenMP; HPX; OpenX