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Exascale Computing Project

The Exascale Computing Project is responsible for developing the strategy, aligning the resources, and conducting the research and development necessary to achieve the nation’s imperative of delivering exascale computing by 2021. PNNL is a participating laboratory partner with the ECP.

ECP Research Areas


Goal: Provide science-based applications that can exploit exascale for high-confidence insights and answers to critical problems in national security, energy assurance, economic competitiveness, and health care.


Goal: Assure that future exascale architectures are created using informed designs by integrating scientific problems with the design of algorithms and software.


Goal: Build a comprehensive, coherent software stack that includes operational software, libraries to develop high-level applications software, and the infrastructure to support large-scale data analysis and visualization across diverse exascale architectures.

Exascale Computing Project

High Performance Computing at PNNL