Advanced Scientific Computing Research FY 2015 Budget Request. presented to CASC by Christine Chalk Advanced Scientific Computing Research Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy April 23, 2014. FY 2015 ASCR Budget. Investment Priorities
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presented to CASC by
Advanced Scientific Computing Research
Office of Science
U.S. Department of Energy
April 23, 2014
Computer Sciences Research
* Does not include increases in SBIR
† FY 2014 crosscut for Exascale was $76,364K
Accelerate discovery science and energy-technology innovation through use of cutting-edge HPC systems
Science challenges that can be tackled with proposed upgrades:
Energy Storage: Develop multiscale, atoms-to-devices, science-based predictive simulations of cell performance characteristics, safety, cost, and lifetime for various energy storage solutions along with design optimizations at all hierarchies of battery (battery materials, cell, pack, etc.).
Nuclear Energy: Develop of integrated performance and safety codes with improved uncertainty quantification and bridging of time and length scales. Implement next-generation multiphysics, multiscale models. Perform accurate full reactor core calculations with 40,000 fuel pins and 100 axial regions.
Combustion: Develop of fuel efficient engines through3D simulations of high-pressure, low-temperature, turbulent lifted diesel jet flames with biodiesel or rate controlled compression ignition with fuel blending of alternative C1-C2 fuels and n-heptane. Continue to explore the limits of high-pressure, turbulent combustion with increasing Reynolds number.
Fusion: Perform integrated first-principles simulation including all the important multiscale physical processes to study fusion-reacting plasmas in realistic magnetic confinement geometries.
Electric Grid: Optimization the stabilizing the energy grid while introducing renewable energy sources; incorporate more realistic decisions based on available energy sources.
Accelerator Design: Simulate ultra-high gradient laser wakefield and plasma wakefield accelerator structures.
Catalysis Design: Enable end-to-end, system-level descriptions of multifunctional catalysis including uncertainty quantification and data-integration approaches to enable inverse problems for catalytic materials design.
Biomass to Biofuels: Simulate the interface and interaction between 100-million-atom microbial systems and cellulosic biomass, understanding the dynamics of enzymatic reactions on biomass. Design of superior enzymes for conversion of biomass.
High resolution climate modeling: Simulate high resolution events by incorporating scale aware physics that extends from hydrostatic to nonhydrostatic dynamics. Incorporate cloud resolving simulation codes that couple with a dynamically responding surface.
Rapid climate and earth system change: Adequately simulate physical and biogeochemical processes that drive nonlinear responses in the climate system, e.g., rapid increases of carbon transformations and cycling in thawing permafrost; ice sheet grounding line dynamics with ocean coupling that lead to rapid sea level rise; dynamics of teleconnections and system feedbacks within e.g. the (meridional) ocean circulation that alter global temperature and precipitation patterns.
A recent Independent review of the LCF’s upgrade plans found LCF organizations have a demonstrated track record of multiple, successful deployments of new machines, machine upgrades, and development of necessary infrastructure and ancillary facilities to house and maintain leadership computing operations.
INCITE is an annual, peer-review allocation program that provides unprecedented computational and data science resources
Call for Proposals
The INCITE program seeks proposals for high-impact science and technology research challenges that require the power of the leadership-class systems. Allocations will be for calendar year 2015.
April 16 – June 27, 2014
Julia C. White, INCITE Manager
INCITE is for researchers who have capability, time-to-solution, or computer architecture and data infrastructure requirements that can’t be met by any other resource.
INCITE is open to researchers worldwide; US collaboration is encouraged but not required. DOE funding is not required.
INCITE Eligibility Info
INCITE Access Details
Exascale and Data Intensive Science
National security & extreme scale science
Data Volume increases to 10 PB in FY21
High Energy Physics (Large Hadron Collider)
15 PB of data/year
Approximately 300 TB/day
Data expected to be hundreds of 100 EB