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Energy-efficient SCalable Algorithms for weather and climate Prediction at Exascale

Objective

ESCAPE-2 will develop world-class, extreme-scale computing capabilities for European operational numerical weather and climate prediction, and provide the key components for weather and climate domain benchmarks to be deployed on extreme-scale demonstrators and beyond. This will be achieved by developing bespoke and novel mathematical and algorithmic concepts, combining them with proven methods, and thereby reassessing the mathematical foundations forming the basis of Earth system models. ESCAPE-2 also invests in significantly more productive programming models for the weather-climate community through which novel algorithm development will be accelerated and future-proofed. Eventually, the project aims at providing exascale-ready production benchmarks to be operated on extreme-scale demonstrators (EsD) and beyond. ESCAPE-2 combines cross-disciplinary uncertainty quantification tools (URANIE) for high-performance computing, originating from the energy sector, with ensemble based weather and climate models to quantify the effect of model and data related uncertainties on forecasting – a capability, which weather and climate prediction has pioneered since the 1960s.
The mathematics and algorithmic research in ESCAPE-2 will focus on implementing data structures and tools supporting parallel computation of dynamics and physics on multiple scales and multiple levels. Highly-scalable spatial discretization will be combined with proven large time-stepping techniques to optimize both time-to-solution and energy-to-solution. Connecting multi-grid tools, iterative solvers, and overlapping computations with flexible-order spatial discretization will strengthen algorithm resilience against soft or hard failure. In addition, machine learning techniques will be applied for accelerating complex sub-components. The sum of these efforts will aim at achieving at the same time: performance, resilience, accuracy and portability.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETHPC-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-FETHPC-2017

Coordinator

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
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€ 767 548,75
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Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

Participants (11)

DEUTSCHES KLIMARECHENZENTRUM GMBH
Germany
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€ 255 000,00
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Bundesstrasse 45a
20146 Hamburg

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
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€ 265 625,00
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Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN
Switzerland
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€ 439 750,00
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Inselgasse 1
3003 Bern

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
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€ 232 500,00
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Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
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€ 356 497,50
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 359 000,00
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Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough

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East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicestershire CC and Rutland
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
INSTITUT ROYAL METEOROLOGIQUE DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
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€ 387 485,00
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Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
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€ 256 250,00
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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
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€ 307 000,00
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Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn

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Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
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€ 130 000,00
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Via Marco Biagi 5
73100 Lecce

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Sud Puglia Lecce
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
BULL SAS
France
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€ 242 993,75
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Rue Jean Jaures 68
78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00