Project

Early Career - ReveR‐SES: Reversible Software Execution Systems

Project Status: Inactive

2010

The objective of this project is to develop novel software tools for increasing the efficiency and usability of codes on extreme‐scale computing systems. The research will pursue new approaches for high‐performance computing on extreme‐scale systems. Challenges to high‐performance include the high costs of coordination and synchronization on systems with potentially one million or more processor cores. This research effort is based on the development and use of a so‐called reversible software execution paradigm that enables extreme‐scale computations to proceed, but with the ability to dynamically detect and recover from transient hardware faults and other errors that are likely to occur in computing systems of extreme complexity.

This research was selected for funding by the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research.

 

About the Early Career Program

The program, started in 2009, supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science.

Under the program, university-based researchers receive at least $150,000 per year to cover summer salary and research expenses. For researchers based at DOE national laboratories, where DOE typically covers full salary and expenses of laboratory employees, grants will be at least $500,000 per year to cover year-round salary plus research expenses. The research grants are planned for five years.

To be eligible for the DOE award, a researcher must be an untenured, tenure-track assistant or associate professor at a U.S. academic institution or a full-time employee at a DOE national laboratory, who received a Ph.D. within the past 10 years. Research topics are required to fall within one of the Department's Office of Science's six major program offices:  Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP).

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