High Performance Computing in Science & Engineering

On October 5-6, 2017 will be held “High Performance Computing in Science & Engineering – 20th Results and Review Workshop” organized by HLRS at the University of Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany). Applications are already open; you can register for the workshop until September 28th, 2017.

2nd ESCAPE Dissemination and Training Workshop – September 5-7, 2017

The ESCAPE project brings together numerical weather prediction (NWP), climate and high-performance computing (HPC) communities. Organized by PSNC in Poznan (Poland), the workshop provides for thematic panel discussion, oral presentations and keynote speakers to share the 18-month results of the project with the community.

High Performance Computing meets Global Systems Science

After the International Conference on Synthetic Populations in Lucca, on these pages we’d like to open a confrontation on the societal impact of High Performance Computing and Global Systems Science.
In the beautiful location of IMT School, Carlo Jaeger, Potsdam University, and Bastian Koller, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), offered us interesting ideas to think about.

We do not really understand the Global Systems. We have made advances in understanding complex systems at all scales, from molecules all the way up to galaxies. Global Systems have properties of themselves, they are very important for us to understand, it’s urgent and it is scientifically very interesting.

Carlo Jaeger told us, then added: Studying this kind of systems, that’s what we are engaged in.

CoeGSS is an opportunity to bring together people studying Global Systems with people working with extremely powerful computers

“High Performance Computing gives us the potential to go beyond the national limitations of experiments, tests and predictions, we can now simulate things which are too dangerous to do” added Bastian Koller.
If you use HPC, you can make simulations much wider and globally, so you can talk about countries, country borders, you can talk about the distribution of people, the different attitudes, the different behaviours.

The more parameters you can feed into the system the more calculations you can do and with HPC we have the potential to evolve this step by step, to bring in all these parameters and calculate it in a reasonable time frame