Users of high-performance computing systems face many challenges, particularly as they design and develop their software to run at multiple facilities. This can lead to a "greatest common denominator" strategy that slows innovation and the adoption of newer techniques. In addition, these systems typically push the limits - leading to problems with reliability and functionality of the system and software. We propose a consortium of HPC centers to collaborate on raising both the capability and the quality of the software for HPC systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-420
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of High Performance Computing Applications
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2009


  • Capability centers
  • Consortium
  • Exascale
  • High-performance computing
  • Sharing of expertise and information
  • System operation and HPC software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture


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