Linux Foundation Announces Intent to Form High Performance Software Foundation

The Linux Foundation has announced the intention to form the High Performance Software Foundation (HPSF), a new umbrella project under the Linux Foundation that aims to build, promote, and advance a portable software stack for high performance computing. The HPSF will leverage investments made by various organizations in accelerated HPC to exploit the performance of diverse set of architectures, and provide a neutral space for pivotal projects in the high performance software ecosystem. The foundation already benefits from strong support across the HPC landscape, including leading companies and organizations like 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. The HPSF is launching with several open source technical projects, including Spack, Kokkos, AMReX, WarpX, Trilinos, Apptainer, VTK-m, HPCToolkit, E4S, Charliecloud, and more. The foundation aims to make life easier for high performance software developers through focused initiatives such as continuous integration resources tailored for HPC projects, continuously built, turnkey software stacks, architecture support, performance regression testing and benchmarking. The HPSF representatives will be attending ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference (SC23) on Monday, November 13 for a kickoff presentation at 8:00pm. The foundation welcomes organizations from across the HPC ecosystem to get involved and help drive innovation in open source HPC solutions. To learn more about the HPSF, including how to get involved and join as a member, please visit