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Center of Excellence for Exascale CFD

Project description

Exascale-ready workflows for future exascale systems

The emergence of powerful computers and advanced numerical algorithms has enabled more realistic simulation of complex systems through the use of artificial intelligence technologies. One of the fields that require exascale computing is computational fluid dynamics (CFD), which is crucial in both engineering and academic workflows. The EU funded CEEC project will adopt exascale-ready workflows to tackle challenges for future exascale systems, including those provided by EuroHPC. The project will utilise accelerated hardware architectures and innovative adaptive mixed-precision calculations to achieve substantial gains in energy efficiency, and highlight new and improved algorithms for next generation exascale architectures. CEEC will develop five lighthouse examples covering physical and engineering topics of interest, which span the entire spectrum of CFD applications.

Objective

For many centuries, scientific discovery relied on performing experiments and the subsequent deduction of new theoretical models. The advent of powerful computers, coupled with new and ever more efficient numerical algorithms, makes it possible to simulate complex systems with increasing realism, and to automatize even model discovery using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Computational Fluid DynFor many centuries, scientific discovery relied on performing experiments and the subsequent deduction of new theoretical models. The advent of powerful computers, coupled with new and ever more efficient numerical algorithms, makes it possible to simulate complex systems with increasing realism, and to automatize even model discovery using AI technologies. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is one of the most prominent areas that clearly requires, and even motivate exascale computing to be part of the engineering and academic workflows. Given the physical scaling and the availability of highly efficient simulation codes, CFD has the potential of reaching exascale performance, as one of the few application areas. This center will implement exascale ready workflows for addressing relevant challenges for future exascale systems, including those procured by EuroHPC. The significant improvement in energy efficiency will be facilitated through efficient exploitation of accelerated hardware architectures (GPUs) and novel adaptive mixed-precision calculations. Emphasis is furthermore given to new or improved algorithms that are needed to exploit upcoming exascale architectures. The efforts of the center are driven by a collection of five different lighthouse cases of physical and engineering interest, ranging from aeronautical to atmospheric flows, with the goal of reaching TRL 4 and even 5 for selected cases. All development is done in five European HPC codes which span the entire spectrum of CFD applications, including compressible, incompressible and multiphase flows.

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Net EU contribution
€ 590 105,63
Address
BRINELLVAGEN 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 1 180 211,25

Participants (7)