|This NMC/LANL initiative addresses the unsolved problems that stand in the way of achieving exascale computing. Exascale computing challenges our ability to scale systems and applications to millions of nodes and billion-way parallelism. We must be able to program nodes with 10,000 processing elements and achieve reliability at these scales. Other challenges include I/O and storage at these scales, light weight/right weight operating system kernels, cybersecurity concerns at this scale, etc.||
The NMC Ultrascale Systems Research Center (USRC) is a collaboration between the NMC and LANL to engage universities and industry nationally in exascale research.
Many unsolved problems are standing in the way of achieving exascale computing. USRC was created to address these challenges through collaboration. USRC is interested in collaborations with University professors, students, and industry visitors.
PRObE, (Parallel Reconfigureable Observable Environment) is an NSF-funded research facility, providing a unique large-scale, low-level, and highly instrumentable systems research facility to the computer science research community. This center re-purposes decommissioned Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) super-computers and makes them available to researchers.
The goal of the PRObE facility is to provide a platform enabling researchers across the country to perform computer systems research at scale. This large-scale research environment will further research in Operating Systems, Networking, Storage, Resiliency, and other relevant systems research topics.