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Training course "Introductory course for users of the ESM partition"

(Course no. 2292018 in the training programme 2018 of Forschungszentrum Jülich)

04 Jul 2018 13:00
05 Jul 2018 13:00
Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Rotunda, building 16.4, room 301
Target audience:
Users of the new Earth system model (ESM) partition in Jülich

The cluster module of JUWELS, the upcoming Tier-0/1 modular supercomputer in Jülich, is currently being installed at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) and will become generally available in late June 2018. While the system is to a large extent dedicated to national and European users from various research communities, a successfully acquired strategic Helmholtz investment has allowed for an extension, aimed at researchers working in the field of Earth system modelling (ESM). The aim of this partition, which is already integrated in the cluster and comprises 500 of the 2,500 nodes overall, is to enable frontier simulations in this field of crucial societal relevance as well as the initialization, tuning, and coupling of models. The allocation of CPU time from the additional partition is overseen by the Helmholtz ESM community and aligned with the standard GCS/NIC grant procedure. It is also foreseen that the JUWELS booster module, which is planned for early 2020, will be extended with an ESM partition.

This course provides an introduction to the new JUWELS system and is specifically tailored to the interests and needs of the ESM community. We will provide an overview on the hardware infrastructure and software stack at JSC as well as specific topics related to ESM codes such as EMAC, ICON, ParFlow, and TerrSysMP. Furthermore, we will have "hands on" sessions on JUWELS. You can bring your own code and discuss porting and tuning to JUWELS with team members of the Simulation Labs 'Climate Science' and 'Terrestrial Systems' at JSC. If you do not intend to bring your own code, you can follow our examples on running ICON and TerrSysMP on the new machine.

 Agenda of the "Introductory course for users of the ESM partition" (PDF, 19 kB)

Basic knowledge on HPC and ESMs.

Please bring your own laptop for the "hands on" sessions. (Internet is available on campus via eduroam.)

This course is taught in English.
2 half days
4 July 2018, 13:00-17:30,
5 July 2018, 8:30-13:00
Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Rotunda, building 16.4, room 301
Number of participants:
maximum 25
Staff members of JSC and IBG-3
Slavko Brdar, Klaus Görgen, Lars Hoffmann, Olaf Stein

Please register with Olaf Stein ( until 29 June 2018.
If you do not belong to the staff of Forschungszentrum Jülich, we need these data for registration:
Given name, name, birthday, nationality, complete home address, email address

On registration, please let us know, if you already got a user account on JURECA or JUWELS, or if you need a new account specifically for this course.

We will have a joint dinner in Jülich on the 4th of July (self-pay basis). Please let us know in advance, if you would like to participate.

The team members of the Simlabs will be available after the workshop, if you would like to discuss specific questions regarding your ESM codes or the infrastructures at JSC. Please approach us directly, if you would like to schedule an appointment.