This project focuses on software tools for increasing the productivity of scientific application development on high-end computer systems. The Center emphasizes three activities:
Broad cooperation and coordination among academia, industry, national laboratories, and other government agencies is essential for steady progress over the long term, and the Center will collaborate closely with major Department of Energy software and computing resource centers, such as those at Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories, as well as with numerous other SciDAC Institutes and Centers for Enabling Technologies. In addition, it will establish a strong program of interaction with computing industry system vendors and independent software developers.
Making effective use of petascale computers for the Department of Energy’s mission-critical applications will require state-of-the-art software. This center will serve as a resource for the scientific application teams by developing and maintaining open-source shared software infrastructures and programming support technologies that are portable across a broad range of high-end computer architectures. This will enable science application teams to focus on application challenges and not be diverted by inadequate system software.
Center for Enabling Technology: Computer Science
Project Title: Center for Scalable Application Development Software
Principal Investigator: John Mellor-Crummey
Project Webpage: http://cscads.rice.edu
Budget and Duration: Approximately $2.0 million per year for five years 1
1Subject to acceptable progress review and the availability of appropriated funds
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