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 national labs. These combined forces tackle the hardware, software, and application challenges inherent in the DOE/NNSA’s scientific and national security missions. Spack is the ECP’s standard software deployment tool.

The ECP’s annual meeting on February 3-7 included two Spack sessions led by Todd Gamblin and Greg Becker:

  • Spack roundtable where participants learned about recent and upcoming developments, networked with other HPC sites and developers using Spack, discussed feedback to guide future directions, and generally bolstered the (growing!) Spack community within the ECP.
  • Spack tutorial that introduced attendees to Spack, teaching them how to automatically build and install over 3,300 packages, develop their own packages, and contribute packages to Spack for others to use.