[CIG-ALL] ESSI1.3 HPC session call-for-abstracts

Ebru Bozdag bozdag at geoazur.unice.fr
Thu Jan 7 01:32:21 PST 2016

Dear colleagues,

We would like to encourage you to contribute to the Session ESSI1.3 “Earth system and space science applications on current and emerging high performance computing architectures” at the EGU general assembly 2015. (Vienna, Austria, 17 – 22 April 2016).


The call for abstracts is open until the January 13th, 2016. Please note that the deadline for support applications is on December 1st, 2015.

Numerical simulations have become the third pillar of science and are of great importance for advancing our understanding of geophysical systems such as the atmosphere, the ocean and the earth’s crust. In the past years intra-node parallelism on high performance computers has continuously been increasing, either because of the increasing number of cores on CPUs or because of accelerators such as GPUs or Intel Xeon Phi. This trend is particularly reflected in the latest TOP500 ranking where many of the top-ranking supercomputers are heterogeneous systems equipped with accelerators. In order to fully benefit from this hardware evolution applications often require substantial modifications.

This session will bring together experts in high performance computing and experts in computing models of geophysical systems to discuss tools, approaches and issues related to the adaption of earth science codes to new and emerging supercomputers.

The session particularly encourages presentations and discussions related to the following topics:

- Analysis of application performance and identification of crucial bottlenecks which may be relevant to the wider community.
- Experience in adapting codes to emerging high performance computing architectures.
- Implementation approaches: re-write using new programming paradigms (CUDA, OpenCL, CHAPEL, ...), Domain Specific Languages (DSL) or incremental adaptation using compiler directives.
- Achieving performance portability: Is it possible to achieve good performance with a single code across various platforms ?
- Achieving high degree of parallelism and scalability.
- Novel hardware architectures of high relevance for earth system and space science applications.

Best wishes,

The conveners of Session ESSI1.3

Ebru Bozdag
Assistant Professor (Chaire d’Excellence)
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
Sophia Antipolis / France
phone: +33 4 83 61 86 47
email: bozdag at geoazur.unice.fr

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