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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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Call for proposal

H2020-FETHPC-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 702 185

Participants (11)

METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 293 175
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT ROYAL METEOROLOGIQUE DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 312 500
Address
Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 275 610
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 395 375
Address
Inselgasse 1
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST
Germany
EU contribution
€ 65 625
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 135
63067 Offenbach Am Main
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 293 657,50
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 367 960
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 475 500
Address
Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
BULL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 269 280
Address
Rue Jean Jaures 68
78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NVIDIA SWITZERLAND AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 193 335
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPTALYSYS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 333 750
Address
Cedars Busines Centre, Barnsley Road, Hemsworth
WF94PU Pontefract
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)