Carnegie Mellon University

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July 28, 2021

Franchetti Selected for DOE's X-Stack Teams

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science – Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) has announced awards for its five X-Stack: Programming Environments for Scientific Computing teams, funded at $13M ($4.4M for universities).

The projects will focus on adapting scientific software to run on the coming generation of increasingly powerful supercomputers. The goal is to decrease the effort necessary to transition software to next-generation platforms, thereby helping to unlock the full potential of both the scientific software and the new computing platforms.

Franz Franchetti, the Kavčić-Moura Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his proposal have been selected as one of five in the United States. Franchetti will collaborate with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jeffrey Vetter on their project titled “BLUESTONE: Program Translation and Synthesis for Extremely Heterogeneous Architectures.”

Read the DOE press release here.