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Centre of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth

Project description

Exascale supercomputing services under our feet

Exascale supercomputing can address the many challenges posed by natural hazards in the Solid Earth (SE) – the earth beneath our feet. The EU-funded ChEESE project will establish a Centre of Excellence to develop flagship codes and allow services for Exascale supercomputing in the field of SE. The project addresses European institutions responsible for operational monitoring networks, tier-0 supercomputing centres, scientists, hardware developers, industries, SMEs and public institutions. ChEESE will prepare 10 flagship codes for computational seismology, magnetohydrodynamics, physical volcanology, tsunamis, data analysis and predictive techniques for earthquake and volcano monitoring. The project will develop pilot demonstrators for simulation performances and offer training on services and capacity-building measures.

Objective

This proposal aims at establishing a Center of Excellence to prepare flagship codes and enable services for Exascale supercomputing in the area of Solid Earth (SE). ChEESE will harness European institutions in charge of operational monitoring networks, tier-0 supercomputing centers, academia, hardware developers and third-parties from SMEs, Industry and public-governance. The scientific ambition is to prepare 10 flagship codes to address Exascale Computing Challenging (ECC) problems on computational seismology, magnetohydrodynamics, physical volcanology, tsunamis, and data analysis and predictive techniques for earthquake and volcano monitoring. The codes will be audited and optimized at both intranode level (including heterogeneous computing nodes) and internode level on Exascale architecture hardware prototypes (co-design approach). Preparation to Exascale will also consider code inter-kernel aspects of simulation workflows. First, ChEESE will develop Pilot Demonstrators (PD) for scientific problems requiring of Exascale computing on near real-time seismic simulations and full-wave inversion, ensemble-based volcanic ash dispersal, faster than real-time tsunami simulations and physics-based hazard assessments for seismics, volcanoes and tsunamis. Second, pilots will serve to enable services on urgent computing, early warning forecast of geohazards, hazard assessment and data analytics. Selected pilots will be tested in an operational environment and made available to a broader user community. Additionally, and in collaboration with the European Plate Observing System (EPOS), ChEESE will promote and facilitate the integration of HPC services to widen the access to codes to the SE users community. Finally, ChEESE aims at acting as a hub to foster HPC across the Solid Earth Community and related stakeholders and to provide specialized training on services and capacity building measures.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAEDI-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-INFRAEDI-2018-1

Coordinator

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Net EU contribution
€ 1 382 000,00
Address
CALLE JORDI GIRONA 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 1 382 000,00

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