The European Commission has anted up €3.9 million to create a set of tools and runtime frameworks that will be used to support the exascale supercomputers to be deployed across the continent in the coming decade. The project, known as the European joint Effort toward a Highly Productive Programming Environment for Heterogeneous Exascale Computing (EPEEC), kicked off in October 2018 and is scheduled to run through September 2021.
Not so long ago, there was a question whether exascale supercomputers would be built from a very large number of thin nodes containing only modest amounts of parallelism or a smaller number of fat nodes powered by specialized accelerators and powerful manycore processors. As PGI’s Michael Wolfe pointed out, the latter model has won the day.
The Organization announces a series of efforts aimed at driving continued value, including an updated specification, a new board member and full schedule of GPU Hackathons.
Denver, Colorado - November 18, 2019 - Today, the OpenACC organization announced an expanded vision and mission to help the research and developer communities prepare for the era of exascale. Additionally, the Organization announced OpenACC 3.0, a newly elected Board member, as well as the 2020 schedule of global hackathons and bootcamps.