The Linux Foundation plans to form the High Performance Software Foundation (HPSF).

The new group will help build, promote, and advance a portable software stack for high performance computing.

HPSF members will include Amazon Web Services, Argonne National Laboratory, CEA, CIQ, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, Kitware, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Nvidia, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and the University of Oregon.

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The foundation plans to build on the investments made by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP), the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, and other international projects in accelerated HPC.

“Open source collaboration in a strong HPC developer ecosystem advances scientific computing and is made more important by the rapid evolution of breakthrough technologies such as generative AI, powered by a new class of supercomputing," said Tim Costa, director of HPC and Quantum at Nvidia.

Bronis de Supinski, CTO for Livermore Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), added: "The formation of HPSF is an important step for the stewardship of software for large-scale systems.

"With a focus on advancing the capabilities of high-performance computing (HPC) facilities across government, industry, and academia, this partnership will benefit everyone's investments towards a common production environment for the broader HPC ecosystem."

From now until early 2024, HPSF plans to hold meetings with initial members to agree on foundation structure and governance, as well as recruit more members and projects.

It expects to officially form in May 2024.