ASCR/HEP Exascale Requirements Review Report
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ASCR/HEP Exascale Requirements Review Report

  • Author(s): Habib, Salman;
  • Roser, Robert;
  • Gerber, Richard;
  • Antypas, Katie;
  • Riley, Katherine;
  • Williams, Tim;
  • Wells, Jack;
  • Straatsma, Tjerk;
  • Almgren, A;
  • Amundson, J;
  • Bailey, S;
  • Bard, D;
  • Bloom, K;
  • Bockelman, B;
  • Borgland, A;
  • Borrill, J;
  • Boughezal, R;
  • Brower, R;
  • Cowan, B;
  • Finkel, H;
  • Frontiere, N;
  • Fuess, S;
  • Ge, L;
  • Gnedin, N;
  • Gottlieb, S;
  • Gutsche, O;
  • Han, T;
  • Heitmann, K;
  • Hoeche, S;
  • Ko, K;
  • Kononenko, O;
  • LeCompte, T;
  • Li, Z;
  • Lukic, Z;
  • Mori, W;
  • Nugent, P;
  • Ng, C-K;
  • Oleynik, G;
  • O'Shea, B;
  • Padmanabhan, N;
  • Petravick, D;
  • Petriello, FJ;
  • Power, J;
  • Qiang, J;
  • Reina, L;
  • Rizzo, TJ;
  • Ryne, R;
  • Schram, M;
  • Spentzouris, P;
  • Toussaint, D;
  • Vay, J-L;
  • Viren, B;
  • Wurthwein, F;
  • Xiao, L
  • et al.

This draft report summarizes and details the findings, results, and recommendations derived from the ASCR/HEP Exascale Requirements Review meeting held in June, 2015. The main conclusions are as follows. 1) Larger, more capable computing and data facilities are needed to support HEP science goals in all three frontiers: Energy, Intensity, and Cosmic. The expected scale of the demand at the 2025 timescale is at least two orders of magnitude -- and in some cases greater -- than that available currently. 2) The growth rate of data produced by simulations is overwhelming the current ability, of both facilities and researchers, to store and analyze it. Additional resources and new techniques for data analysis are urgently needed. 3) Data rates and volumes from HEP experimental facilities are also straining the ability to store and analyze large and complex data volumes. Appropriately configured leadership-class facilities can play a transformational role in enabling scientific discovery from these datasets. 4) A close integration of HPC simulation and data analysis will aid greatly in interpreting results from HEP experiments. Such an integration will minimize data movement and facilitate interdependent workflows. 5) Long-range planning between HEP and ASCR will be required to meet HEP's research needs. To best use ASCR HPC resources the experimental HEP program needs a) an established long-term plan for access to ASCR computational and data resources, b) an ability to map workflows onto HPC resources, c) the ability for ASCR facilities to accommodate workflows run by collaborations that can have thousands of individual members, d) to transition codes to the next-generation HPC platforms that will be available at ASCR facilities, e) to build up and train a workforce capable of developing and using simulations and analysis to support HEP scientific research on next-generation systems.

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