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Energy-efficient SCalable Algorithms for weather Prediction at Exascale

Energy-efficient SCalable Algorithms for weather Prediction at Exascale

Objective

"ESCAPE will develop world-class, extreme-scale computing capabilities for European operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) and future climate models. The biggest challenge for state-of-the-art NWP arises from the need to simulate complex physical phenomena within tight production schedules. Existing extreme-scale application software of weather and climate services is ill-equipped to adapt to the rapidly evolving hardware. This is exacerbated by other drivers for hardware
development, with processor arrangements not necessarily optimal for weather and climate simulations. ESCAPE will redress this imbalance through innovation actions that fundamentally reform Earth-system modelling.
ESCAPE addresses the ETP4HPC SRA 'Energy and resiliency' priority topic, developing a holistic understanding of energy-efficiency for extreme-scale applications using heterogeneous architectures, accelerators and special compute units. The three key reasons why this proposal will provide the necessary means to take a huge step forward in weather and climate modelling as well as interdisciplinary research on energy-efficient high-performance computing are:
1) Defining and encapsulating the fundamental algorithmic building blocks (""Weather & Climate Dwarfs"") underlying weather and climate services. This is the pre-requisite for any subsequent co-design, optimization, and adaptation efforts.
2) Combining ground-breaking frontier research on algorithm development for use in extreme-scale, high-performance computing applications, minimizing time- and cost-to-solution.
3) Synthesizing the complementary skills of all project partners. This includes ECMWF, the world leader in global NWP together with leading European regional forecasting consortia, teaming up with excellent university research and experienced high-performance computing centres, two world-leading hardware companies, and one European start-up SME, providing entirely new knowledge and technology to the field.
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

Address

Shinfield Park
Rg2 9ax Reading

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 702 185

Participants (11)

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METEO-FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 293 175

INSTITUT ROYAL METEOROLOGIQUE DE BELGIQUE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 312 500

DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 275 610

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 395 375

DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 65 625

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 293 657,50

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 367 960

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 475 500

BULL SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 269 280

NVIDIA SWITZERLAND AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 193 335

OPTALYSYS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 333 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671627

  • Start date

    1 October 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 977 952,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 977 952,50

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

United Kingdom

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