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The second annual technical review of the ExMatEx project was held on December 4th at LLNL. We are required to provide the review committee with a progress report and copies of all slides presented at the review. These documents have recently been approved for public release.
The Year 2 technical report is available from DoE or locally on this site. The slides from all review preenetations are also available (in a single PDF) locally. These documents are also available on this site's publications page. The documents were reviewed and approved for public release as LA-UR-13-29322 and LLNL-PRES-647492.
The ExMatEx molecular dynamics proxy application, CoMD 1.1, has been included in the recent release of the Mantevo 2.0 suite. The latest version of CoMD includes a new OpenMP implementation.
The following ExMatEx staff were part of the recent R&D 100 award for Mantevo 1.0.
- Jim Belak (LLNL)
- Tim Germann (LANL)
- Si Hammond (SNL)
- Sue Mniszewski (LANL)
- Jamal Mohd-Yusof (LANL)
- David Richards (LANL)
- Sriram Swaminarayan (LANL)
From Sandia's announcement: The Mantevo suite, submitted by Mike Heroux (SNL), is an integrated collection of small software programs (miniapps) that model the performance of full-scale applications, yet require code only a fraction of the size of the full application. The Mantevo project pioneered the miniapp concept, and Mantevo Suite 1.0 is the first integrated collection of full-featured miniapps. Miniapps have emerged as central components of computer system co-design in an era of rapid architectural changes. Major companies like Intel, IBM, NVIDIA, AMD, Cray, along with universities and national laboratories, use miniapps for rapid design-space exploration in the development of the next generation of high-performance computers. The work was done in collaboration with, among others, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories, and Santa Clara-based NVIDIA Corp.
Dave Richards (right), who did not need to rent a tuxedo, attended the award ceremony and banquet in Florida. See Miniapps Pick Up the Pace at the R&D 100 site for more information.