SIMAI 2021

11. October 2021

The 2020 edition of the bi-annual congress of the Italian Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (SIMAI) has been held in Parma, hosted by the University of Parma, from August 30 to September 3, 2021, in a hybrid format (physical and online). The conference aimed to bring together researchers and professionals from academia and industry that are active in the study of mathematical and numerical models and their application to industry and general real-life problems, stimulate interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics, and foster interactions between the scientific community and industry. Six plenary lectures have been covering a wide range of topics. In this edition, a posters session was also organized to broaden the opportunity to disseminate the results of interesting research. A large part of the conference was dedicated to minisymposia, autonomously organized around specific topics by their respective promoters. Furthermore, an Industrial Session gathering together both academic and industrial researchers was organized, particularly with more than 70 industry representatives focusing on mathematical problems encountered in R&D areas.

Within the SIMAI conference, the minisymposium on HPC, European High-Performance Scientific Computing: Opportunities and Challenges for Applied Mathematics” was organized by ENEA within the framework of project FocusCoE, and a contribution to the aforementioned Industrial Session was given through a talk on results on Hydropower production modelling obtained by project EoCoE. In the minisymposium agenda of 3th of September (9:30-12:00), five presentations (20 min + 5 min Q) have been made from CoEs representatives: Ignatio Pagonabarraga (CoE: E-CAM), Alfredo Buttari (CoE: EoCoE), Francesco Buonocore (CoE: EoCoE), Pasqua D’Ambra (CoEs: EoCoE. EUROHPC project:TEXTAROSSA), Tomaso Esposti Ongaro (CoE: ChEESE). The number of sustained participants has been ca. 25.

The FocusCoE contribution within the industrial session of September 1 (17:50-18:15) has been made through a talk of prof. Bruno Majone (CoEs: EoCoE) presented by Andrea Galletti (CoEs: EoCoE) titled “Detailed hydropower production modelling over large-scale domains: the HYPERstreamHS framework”.

Submit your proposal to the second FF4EuroHPC Open Call to benefit from the use of advanced HPC services

19. July 2021

The FF4EuroHPC project started at the beginning of September 2020. As a part of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, under the auspices of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, has been awarded a three-year grant of EUR 9.9 million to start a new European consortium, called FF4EuroHPC.

The key concept behind FF4EuroHPC is to demonstrate to European SMEs ways to optimize their performance with the use of advanced HPC (High Performance Computing) services (e.g., modelling & simulation, data analytics, machine-learning and AI, and possibly combinations thereof) and thereby take advantage of these innovative ICT solutions for business benefit.

Two open calls had been organised by the project, with the aim to create two tranches of application experiments within diverse industry sectors. The first Open Call was successful; 68 high-quality submissions involving 202 partners from 25 European countries (plus Canada) were received, and 16 experiments were selected for funding in an evaluation process involving 37 external reviewers.

The open call will target experiments of the highest quality, involving innovative, agile SMEs with work plans built around innovation objectives, arising from the use of advanced HPC services. Experiments present the heart of the project and will be the main outputs of FF4EuroHPC, which is a successor of the Fortissimo and Fortissimo2 projects.

Proposals are sought that address business challenges from European SMEs covering varied application domains, preference being given to engineering and manufacturing, or sectors able to demonstrate fast economic growth or particular economic impact for Europe. Priority will be given to consortia centred on SMEs that are new to the use of advanced HPC services.The second Open Call was opened on 22nd June 2021 and will be closed on 29th September 2021. The indicative total funding budget is € 5 Mio.

>> More information is provided on the project webpage www.ff4eurohpc.eu

CoEs at Teratec Forum 2021 and ISC21

15. June 2021

With the support of FocusCoE, a number of HPC CoEs will give short presentations at the virtual PRACE booth in the following two HPC-related events: Teratec Forum 2021 and ISC2021 that will take place towards the end of this month. See the schedule below for more details. Please reserve the slots in your calendars, registration details will be provided on the PRACE website soon!

“We are happy to see that FocusCoE was able to help the HPC CoEs to have a significant presence at this year’s editions of ISC and Teratec Forum, two major HPC events, enabled through our good synergies with PRACE”, says Guy Lonsdale, FocusCoE coordinator.

 

Teratec Forum 2021 schedule

Date / Event

Time slot CEST

Title

Speaker

Organisation

Tue 22 June

11:00 – 11:15

EoCoE-II: Towards exascale for Energy

Edouard Audit, EoCoE-II coordinator

CEA (France)

 

14:30 – 14:45

POP CoE: Free Performance Assessments for the HPC Community

Bernd Mohr

 Jülich Supercomputing Centre

 Thu 24 June

13:45 – 14:00

EXCELLERAT – paving the way for the evolution towards Exascale

Amgad Dessoky / Sophia Honisch

HLRS

 

ISC 2021 schedule

Date / Event

Time slot CEST

Title

Speaker

Organisation

 Thu 24 June

13:45 – 14:00

EXCELLERAT – paving the way for the evolution towards Exascale

Amgad Dessoky / Sophia Honisch

HLRS

Fri 25 June

11:00 – 11:15

The Center of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth (ChEESE)

Alice-Agnes Gabriel

Geophysik, University of Munich

 

15:30 – 15:45

EoCoE-II: Towards exascale for Energy

Edouard Audit, EoCoE-II coordinator

CEA (France)

Tue 29 June

11:00 – 11:15

Towards a maximum utilization of synergies of HPC Competences in Europe

Bastian Koller, HLRS

HLRS

Wed 30 June
ISC2021

10:45 -11:00

CoE
RAISE: Bringing AI to Exascale

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Lintermann

Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Thu 1 July
ISC2021

11:00 -11:15

POP CoE: Free Performance Assessments for the HPC Community

Bernd Mohr

 Jülich Supercomputing Centre

 

14:30 -14:45

 TREX: an innovative view of HPC usage applied to Quantum Monte Carlo simulations

 Anthony Scemama (1), William Jalby (2), Cedric Valensi (2), Pablo de Oliveira Castro (2)

(1) Laboratoire de Chimie et Physique Quantiques, CNRS-Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

(2) Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Université Paris Saclay, France

 

Please register to the short presentations through the PRACE event pages here:

PRACE Virtual booth at Teratec Forum  2021PRACE Virtual booth at ISC2021
prace-ri.eu/event/teratec-forum-2021/prace-ri.eu/event/praceisc-2021/

FocusCoE organizes two workshops at EHPCSW21

30. April 2021

With the support of the FocusCoE project, a number of the HPC CoE participated in the first online edition of the EuroHPC Summit Week 2021 (EHPCSW21) in the context of two half-day workshops: the first one was titled “CoEs on the road to Exascale” held on 23 March 2021 and the second one was a training session titled “HPC Education & Training – Perspectives from EU13 Member States” held on Friday 26 March 2021. The high interest in the workshops was reflected by the number of participants from both academia and HPC-related industry, with over 100 participants in total for each workshop.

The session on Tuesday was structured in two parts: the first one started with an overview of FocusCoE project given by Guy Lonsdale, FocusCoE coordinator, followed by a presentation from Edouard Audit (CEA) about the European HPC Centres of Excellence (CoEs) with a focus on their Applications. The second part was organised as a live panel discussion moderated by Erwin Laure (MPCDF) and addressed the status and future of Applications Support in EuroHPC.

“We are glad that various CoEs participated actively in the EuroHPC Summit Week giving them an opportunity to disseminate their latest results as well as to interact with the EHPCSW21 attendees. While we all miss the opportunity for physical events, one of the positive side-effects of the online environment is that it allows many others to view the recordings of our workshops after the event and thus increase the potential impact”, says Guy Lonsdale.  

The session on Friday, chaired by Simon Wong (ICHEC), focused on the HPC education and training landscape among the EU13 Member States with individual talks on existing programmes, target communities and industries, and future perspectives. The audience was provided with a range of insights relevant for the development of the European HPC education and training ecosystem.

About the EHPCSW21

The EuroHPC Summit Week (EHPCSW) 2021 gathers the main European HPC stakeholders from technology suppliers and HPC infrastructures to scientific and industrial HPC users in Europe. As in previous years, PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, organised the eighth edition of its Scientific and Industrial Conference (PRACEdays21) within the EHPCSW 2021. PRACEdays21 will bring together experts from academia and industry who will present their advancements in HPC-supported science and engineering.

Did you miss the workshops? Do not worry, you can watch them using the links included in the table below (please do not forget to first register to the EHPCSW21 platform):

CoEs on the road to Exascale

HPC Education & Training – Perspectives from EU13 Member States

Part 1

Part 1

Part 2

Part 2