Advanced Computing

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 more than 10,000 heterogeneous processing elements and achieve reliability at these scales. Some other challenges include I/O and storage at these scales, light weight/right weight operating system kernels, and cybersecurity concerns at scale.    


Ultra-Scale Research

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.



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Archived Project: PRObE

PRObE (Parallel Reconfigureable Observable Environment) was an NSF-funded research facility providing a large-scale research facility to the computer science research community from 2010 to 2017.

Decommissioned LANL super-computers were made available for research on improving Operating Systems, Networking, Storage, Resiliency, and other systems research topics. 


The Ultrascale Systems Research Center (USRC) is a collaboration between the NMC and LANL to engage universities and industry nationally in support of high performance computing research.

USRC investigates the challenges of computing at extreme scales. The key focus areas of the USRC are storage, networking, resilience, system software, and machine learning.


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USRC People:  
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Co-Executive Director for Partnering
Beth Kaspar
Co-Executive Director for Technical Operations
Nathan DeBardeleben, PhD

The USRC is looking for individuals who would like to collaborate on this challenging yet rewarding research. Interested students looking for a dissertation topic, faculty sabbaticals, postdocs and industry researchers should apply here

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