Software Productivity and Sustainability

a track presented at

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

on 9:30 am - 4:45 pm CDT (UTC-5) Thursday 6 August 2020

Presenters: David E. Bernholdt (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Anshu Dubey (Argonne National Laboratory), Mark C. Miller (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Katherine Riley (Argonne National Laboratory), and James M. Willenbring (Sandia National Laboratories)

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The BSSw tutorial focuses on issues of developer productivity, software sustainability, and reproducibility in scientific research software, particularly targeting high-performance computers.

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Requested Citation

The requested citation the overall tutorial is:

David E. Bernholdt, Anshu Dubey, Mark C. Miller, Katherine Riley, and James M. Willenbring, Software Productivity and Sustainability track, in Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, online, 2020. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.12719834.

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This tutorial is produced by the IDEAS Productivity project.

This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), and by the Exascale Computing Project (17-SC-20-SC), a collaborative effort of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration.