The University of Utah has announced the creation of a new oneAPI Center of Excellence focused on developing portable, scalable and performant data compression techniques. The oneAPI Center will be headed out of the University of Utah’s Center for Extreme Data Management Analysis and Visualization (CEDMAV) and will involve the cooperation of LLNL’s Center for Applied Scientific Computing. It will accelerate ZFP compression software using oneAPI’s open, standards-based programming on multiple architectures to advance exascale computing. The center’s efforts extend long-standing collaborations of the organizations dedicated to developing advanced data formats and layouts for efficient storage and providing access to large-scale scientific data for high-performance computing architectures. Developed by LLNL, ZFP is state-of-the-art software for lossless and error-controlled lossy compression of floating-point data that is becoming a de facto standard in the HPC community, with numerous science and engineering applications and users. ZFP (de)compression is particularly amenable to data-parallel execution through its decomposition into small, independent data blocks, and parallel backends have been developed for OpenMP, CUDA, and HIP programming models. Read more at LLNL News.