ORNL helps identify challenges of extremely heterogeneous architectures

ORNL helps identify challenges of extremely heterogeneous architectures

Three ORNL computer scientists headed the 2018 DOE ASCR Basic Research Needs Workshop on Extreme Heterogeneity and development of its final report. Workshop discussion focused on the challenges the scientific computing community have begun to face as architectures have become increasingly diverse. The report details five priority research directions aimed at minimizing the impact of extreme heterogeneity on scientific computing.

Verónica Melesse Vergara: Troubleshooting the world’s smartest and fastest supercomputer

The unique process of accepting a new supercomputer is one of the most challenging projects a programmer may take on during a career. When the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Verónica Melesse Vergara came to the United States from Ecuador in 2005, she never would have dreamed of being part of such an endeavor. But just last fall, she was.

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