Blog Posts

2021

Podcast: Spack on CppCast

The CppCast podcast recently hosted Spack creator Todd Gamblin and core developer Greg Becker. They discuss a range of topics including an overview of the ex...

ECP annual meeting videos now available

Spack is the software deployment tool of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP), a joint effort between the DOE Office of Science and NNSA that brings several ...

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2020

Spack featured on The Next Platform

The Next Platform provides in-depth coverage of high-end computing at large enterprises, supercomputing centers, hyperscale data centers, and public clouds. ...

Spack at SC20

This year SC20 is fully virtual with events and sessions conducted over two weeks. Check out the Spack lineup below.

Working remotely: the Spack team

With much of the tech sphere working from home right now, a Better Scientific Software blog post describes the Spack team’s experience working remotely. The ...

Podcast: Let’s Talk Exascale

The Exascale Computing Project’s Let’s Talk Exascale podcast has a new episode featuring Spack: “Flexible Package Manager Automates the Deployment of Softwar...

Profile of Greg Becker

Spack contributor Greg Becker has many talents, not the least of which is scaling rock faces. LLNL Computing profiled this computer scientist in a piece titl...

Into a new decade: using Spack at LRZ

An account of how Spack is used on the HPC systems of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ): origins, ongoing development and outlook on the future.

Exascale watch: El Capitan

HPC centers are always prepping for the next big thing. LLNL’s El Capitan supercomputer, coming online in 2023, will help usher in the exascale era with its ...

Spack at ECP annual meeting

We’re thrilled to be part of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP), a joint effort between the DOE Office of Science and NNSA that brings several together nat...

Video: Spack at FOSDEM ‘20

FOSDEM promotes the widespread use of free and open source software. The 2020 conference took place in Brussels, Belgium, on February 1–2. The FOSDEM website...

Spack on Microsoft Azure VMs

Another HPC cloud use case! A Microsoft Tech Community blog post describes the steps for using Spack to build and install packages on the Azure cloud for HPC...

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2019

Spack wins R&D 100 award

The trade journal R&D World Magazine announced the winners of its annual awards on October 31. And Spack is one of the winners! The competition recognize...

Spack wins FLC award

We’re excited to announce that Spack received a regional technology transfer award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). The FLC has been around sinc...

Spack at SC19

SC19 kicks off this week in Denver, and there are Spack events every day. Make sure they’re all on your calendar with the list below.

Spack has a new website

Until now, spack.io has mostly been a landing page – an easy-to-remember URL with a brief description of Spack and links out to other, more important projec...

Spack on AWS cluster

Deploying an HPC cluster on Amazon Web Services might sound daunting, but it’s possible with Spack. Harvard’s Jiawei Zhuang has written a guide for standing ...

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