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Energy Oriented Center of Excellence : toward exascale for energy

Project description

Building a low-carbon energy future with the assistance of supercomputing

The transition to a low-carbon energy economy requires a series of transformational mechanisms and support tools. The Energy-oriented Centre of Excellence (EoCoE) in computing applications develops and applies cutting-edge computational methods in its mission to accelerate the transition to the production, storage and management of clean, decarbonised energy. After the successful proof-of-concept phase of EoCoE-I, the EU-funded EoCoE-II project is focusing on five scientific exascale challenges in the low-carbon sectors of energy meteorology, materials, water, wind and fusion. The project aims to highlight new modelling capabilities in selected energy sectors and demonstrate the potential benefits of HPC simulations to the energy industry.

Objective

The Energy-oriented Centre of Excellence (EoCoE) applies cutting-edge computational methods in its mission to accelerate the transition to the production, storage and management of clean, decarbonized energy. EoCoE is anchored in the High Performance Computing (HPC) community and targets research institutes, key commercial players and SMEs who develop and enable energy-relevant numerical models to be run on exascale supercomputers, demonstrating their benefits for low-carbon energy technology. The present project will draw on a successful proof-of-principle phase of EoCoE-I, where a large set of diverse computer applications from four such energy domains achieved significant efficiency gains thanks to its multidisciplinary expertise in applied mathematics and supercomputing. During this 2nd round, EoCoE-II will channel its efforts into 5 scientific Exascale challenges in the low-carbon sectors of Energy Meteorology, Materials, Water, Wind and Fusion. This multidisciplinary effort will harness innovations in computer science and mathematical algorithms within a tightly integrated co-design approach to overcome performance bottlenecks and to anticipate future HPC hardware developments. A world-class consortium of 18 complementary partners from 7 countries will form a unique network of expertise in energy science, scientific computing and HPC, including 3 leading European supercomputing centres. New modelling capabilities in selected energy sectors will be created at unprecedented scale, demonstrating the potential benefits to the energy industry, such as accelerated design of storage devices, high-resolution probabilistic wind and solar forecasting for the power grid and quantitative understanding of plasma core-edge interactions in ITER-scale tokamaks. These flagship applications will provide a high-visibility platform for high-performance computational energy science, cross-fertilized through close working connections to the EERA and EUROfusion consortia.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAEDI-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-INFRAEDI-2018-1

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Net EU contribution
€ 1 423 535,00
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Rue leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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