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Enabling Exascale Fluid Dynamics Simulations

Enabling Exascale Fluid Dynamics Simulations

Objective

We are surrounded by moving fluids (gases and liquids), be it during breathing or the blood flowing in arteries; the flow around cars, ships, and airplanes; the changes in cloud formations or the plankton transport in oceans; even the formation of stars and galaxies are closely modeled as phenomena in fluid dynamics. Fluid Dynamics (FD) simulations provide a powerful tool for the analysis of such fluid flows and are an essential element of many industrial and academic problems.

The complexities and nature of fluid flows, often combined with problems set in open domains, implies that the resources needed to computationally model problems of industrial and academic relevance is virtually unbounded. FD simulations therefore are a natural driver for exascale computing and have the potential for substantial societal impact, like reduced energy consumption, alternative sources of energy, improved health care, and improved climate models.

The main goal of this project is to address algorithmic challenges to enable the use of accurate simulation models in exascale environments. Driven by problems of practical engineering interest we focus on important simulation aspects including:
• error control and adaptive mesh refinement in complex computational domains,
• resilience and fault tolerance in complex simulations
• heterogeneous modeling
• evaluation of energy efficiency in solver design
• parallel input/output and in-situ compression for extreme data.

The algorithms developed by the project will be prototyped in major open-source simulation packages in a co-design fashion, exploiting software engineering techniques for exascale. We are building directly on the results of previous exascale projects (CRESTA, EPiGRAM, etc.) and will exploit advanced and novel parallelism features required for emerging exascale architectures. The results will be validated in a number of pilot applications of concrete practical importance in close collaboration with industrial partners.

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Address

Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 066 375

Participants (7)

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 346 125

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 326 625

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 336 297,50

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 650 312,50

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 211 500

MCLAREN RACING LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 213 750

AUTOMOTIVE SIMULATION CENTER STUTTGART EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 161 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671571

  • Start date

    1 October 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 312 235

  • EU contribution

    € 3 312 235

Coordinated by:

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden