Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by UT-Battelle, a non-profit limited liability company, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Tennessee, pursuant to DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725. ORNL is the largest science and energy national laboratory in the DOE system, with unique scientific experts and tools often not available elsewhere. ORNL is home to DOE’s leadership computing facility, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), and has scientific programs focus on high-performance computing as well as materials, neutron science, energy, systems biology, and national security.

ETH Zurich, located in Zurich, Switzerland, is considered one of the top universities in Europe, with academic programs in engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and management. It is home to the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico/CSCS), located in Lugano. ETH Zurich develops and provides key supercomputing capabilities required to solve important problems to science and/or society.

Tokyo Tech, located in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the leading research universities in Japan and is the largest institution for higher education in Japan dedicated to science and technology. It is home to the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC), which houses one of the most powerful high performance computers in the world. This system supports research as well as advanced education in computer and computational sciences at Tokyo Tech, and also is made available to select projects at outside research institutes and industries.