Exascale computing promises big boosts in technology

With the arrival of exascale computing in 2021, researchers expect to have the power to describe the underlying properties of matter and optimize and control the design of new materials and energy technologies at levels that otherwise would have been impossible.

“Computer simulations have become an increasingly important tool in precisely understanding complex physics at the atomic and subatomic scales,” said Erik Draeger, the deputy director for Application Development in the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP).  “By enabling simulations of unprecedented size and accuracy, the Chemistry and Materials application teams are advancing scientific knowledge and creating new opportunities in materials design and energy generation.”  Read More