Argonne National Laboratory

Exascale Computing

Argonne National Laboratory is contributing to all facets and focus areas under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP): Application Development, Project Management, Software Technology, Exascale Systems, and Hardware Technology.

Argonne is one of six core national laboratories playing a key role in the ECP, a collaborative effort of two DOE organizations (Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration) responsible for the planning and preparation of a capable exascale ecosystem, including software, applications, hardware, advanced system engineering and early testbed platforms, in support of the nation’s exascale computing imperative.

Home to the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), the laboratory is also well suited to computational science research in the drive to achieve exascale computing, and provides researchers from national laboratories, academia, and industry with access to high performance computing capabilities – some of the most powerful in the world – to conduct breakthrough science and engineering research.

The ALCF is home to Mira, currently the 9th fastest supercomputer in the world, and its new Theta system that will serve as a bridge between Mira and its next leadership-class supercomputer, Aurora.

Exascale Computing Leadership Team

Susan Coghlan, Member of the ECP Leadership Team

Susan Coghlan is a member of the ECP Leadership Team, bringing more than 25 years of experience as a large-scale supercomputer expert and systems integration professional in the HPC field.

Andrew Siegel, Director, Application Development

Andrew Siegel is a senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, with appointments in both the Mathematics/Computer Science and Nuclear Engineering divisions. For the past decade, he has led Argonne’s program in advanced reactor modeling and simulation.