A sneak peek at the next-gen exascale operating system

New_DOE_Logo_Color_042808_sizedBy Nicole Hemsoth, HPCwire — There are several scattered pieces in the exascale software stack being developed and clicked together worldwide. Central to that jigsaw effort is the eventual operating system to power such machines.

This week the Department of Energy snapped in a $9.75 million investment to help round out the picture of what such as OS will look like. The grant went to Argonne National Lab for a multi-institutional project (including Pacific Northwest and Lawrence Livermore labs, as well as other universities) aimed at developing a prototype exascale operating system and associated runtime software. Read more.

Posted August 12, 2013