JSC in New EU Centres of Excellence

Following a call by the EuroHPC JU in the EU's Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Centres of Excellence (CoEs), three new CoEs with JSC participation were recently selected for funding and held their kick-off meetings earlier this year. The aim of the CoEs is to advance the transition to exascale capabilities by developing and scaling up parallel codes, resulting in effective applications to address scientific, industrial or societal challenges and meeting the needs of the user communities. The CoEs target scientific and industrial applications and user communities running codes that aggregate pre-exascale workloads and may require exascale resources in the future, such as those provided by Europe's first exascale system, JUPITER, to be hosted at JSC. The new CoEs will run for four years (2023-2026). The German project partners receive 50% co-funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

JSC in New EU Centres of Excellence

In a team of 12 project partners led by the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, ESiWACE3 focuses on preparing existing operational weather and climate prediction systems for the exascale era. The main objectives of ESiWACE3 are to transfer and establish knowledge and technologies for efficient and scalable Earth system modelling (ESM), to fill common technology knowledge gaps, to provide toolboxes based on co-developments, and to provide a sustainable community hub for training, communication, and dissemination of HPC for ESM in Europe. As a new partner in ESiWACE3, JSC will contribute to the establishment of a common ESM software stack across the participating EuroHPC sites. JSC will also contribute to the networking of training activities and the organization of hackathons focusing on the exploitation of JUPITER. Further information: https://www.esiwace.eu/

Contact: Dr. Lars Hoffmann

The MaX CoE is entering its third phase, focusing on the adaptation, optimization, and deployment on the upcoming exascale computers of world-leading applications that use quantum mechanics to study material sciences. The sixteen European partners under the lead of CNR (Italy) bring Europe’s leading scientific software developers in this field together with HPC experts from the European supercomputing centres. FZJ is represented by PGI-1/IAS-1 in the field of application development, and by JSC in the area of computer technology exploration and co-design. The knowledge and experience gained in the project will be used to further develop the HPC and AI infrastructure at JSC. Further information: http://www.max-centre.eu/

Contact: Prof. Estela Suarez

JSC in New EU Centres of Excellence

MultiXscale builds on the success of E-CAM, a Horizon 2020 HPC CoE. It combines the competence of 14 partners from eight European countries and is coordinated by the National Institute of Chemistry in Slovenia. The overarching objective of the MultiXscale CoE is to increase productivity across the entire spectrum of scientists active in the domain of multiscale material simulation. It couples the scientific expertise of the CECAM network with the technical expertise of the European Environment for Scientific Software Installations (EESSI) to develop and deliver architecture-optimized application software stacks that support this community. MultiXscale will empower application developers with exascale-relevant contin­uous integration capabilities, including access to all architectures relevant to the European HPC ecosystem. It will provide a software stack that runs on laptops, personal workstations, in the cloud, and on the largest HPC systems and it will provide extensive training and support to the user and developer communities. The role of JSC is the extension and porting of a library for electrostatics solvers for particle simulations and the adoption of the load balancing library ALL to multiscale simulations and hybrid architectures. Further information: https://www.fz-juelich.de/en/ias/jsc/projects/multixscale

Contact: Prof. Godehard Sutmann

from JSC News No. 295, 24 March 2023

Last Modified: 28.04.2023