Official Kick-Off of the Center for Advanced Simulation and Analytics (CASA)
On 26 January 2023, the Center for Advanced Simulation and Analytics (CASA) organized the first CASA Forum, which served as its official kick-off. Within CASA, Forschungszentrum Jülich pools its activities in the fields of data science and simulation. The overarching goal of CASA is to link domain- and method-oriented research throughout the research centre and to accelerate the expansion of expertise in data analysis, artificial intelligence (AI) methods, and model-based simulation using high-performance computing (HPC) in all scientific areas of Forschungszentrum Jülich. The focus is on the creation and optimal use of synergies, the application and expansion of the interdisciplinary portfolio, the long-term development of a community in the field of data and simulation-based research, and support of the use of HPC systems and data infrastructures. CASA supports the establishment of the exascale infrastructure on the campus and provides access to complex user software on HPC systems. At the heart of CASA are the CASA Labs, where cross-institutional teams work on application-related problems. There are currently five CASA Labs, all of which involve the participation of JSC. In four of these labs, a JSC Simulation and Data Lab forms the nucleus of the team, supported by researchers from other institutes. This cross-institutional collaboration is a fundamental component of all CASA Labs.
Contact: Prof. Stefan Krieg
from JSC News No. 294, 7 February 2023