Joint Virtual Lab AIDAS Implemented by CEA and FZJ

Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and CEA Paris are joining forces and will enhance their cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence, data analytics, and scalable simulation (AIDAS). To this end, François Jacq, General Administrator for the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), and Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors at FZJ, signed an Implementing Agreement on the Joint Virtual Lab AIDAS that runs until the end of 2024.

AIDAS aims at advancing simulation in Europe by bringing together the partners' expertise in numerics with respect to AI, quantum computing, and high-performance computing (HPC). So far, around 70 scientists are represented in AIDAS. The lab is led by Christophe Calvin and France Boillod-Cerneux from CEA and Prof. Thomas Lippert and Prof. Kristel Michielsen from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre at FZJ.

CEA and FZJ have a long-standing cooperation in the field of HPC, both in HPC-based application fields and in the development of cutting-edge HPC technologies in Europe. Within AIDAS they will develop scalable and optimized application codes in selected scientific fields, explore the potential benefits of new and future computer architectures, and promote the synergetic interdisciplinary development and use of generic methods and algorithms for exascale computing. In addition, attractive programming and user environments will be developed.

AIDAS is also intended to become a blueprint for further cooperation within the EU and to strengthen the potential and synergies of intra-European strategic partnerships. An important perspective is the preparation of major EU initiatives.

Contact: Prof. Kristel Michielsen

from JSC News No. 282, 27 July 2021

Last Modified: 05.07.2022