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2nd ESCAPE Dissemination and Training Workshop

5 - 7 September 2017, Poznan, Poland

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The EU H2020 ESCAPE ( project brings together numerical weather prediction (NWP), climate and high-performance computing (HPC) communities to develop world-class, extreme-scale computing capabilities to European operational NWP and future climate models. One of the challenges is to execute complex state-of-the-art models of the atmosphere within tight production schedules.

Workshop sessions

After the successful first 18 months of the project there is plenty of experience and results we would like to share with the community. The workshop sessions will be organised according to the following topics, including oral presentations, keynote speakers and panel discussions:
  • Weather & Climate Dwarfs – aspects and fundamental building blocks underlying weather and climate services;
  • Diagnostics methods and tools, co-design and algorithms development for use in extreme-scale, HPC applications, minimising time- and cost-to-solution;
  • Code adaptation and hybrid computing to exploit higher-level data structures, language abstractions, specialised accelerators and alternative technologies;
  • Relevant EU projects involving HPC for weather, climate, ocean and sea, Earth System Modelling communities;
  • Panel discussions on key issues from the workshop.


The workshop will be held in the beautiful city of Poznań in Poland at the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), close to Poznan University of Technology. PSNC is a leading research and computing centre in Poland, innovating and providing high performance and energy-efficient computing, optical networking and advanced applications to enable advances in eScience and engineering. 

Key information

Workshop schedule – from Tuesday 5 September 2017 13:00 to Thursday 7 September 2017 13:00
Workshop location – Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Jana Pawla II 10, 61-139, Poznan, Poland. Telephone: +48 61 858 20 01
Registration – before 18/08/2017, no fee: Register here
Accommodation and more information will be provided here in due course

The Workshop Organising Committee:

Ariel Oleksiak (, Michal Kulczewski (, Peter Bauer (, Nils Wedi (, Daniel Thiemert (, Bent H. Sass (

We look forward to your participation in the 2nd ESCAPE Dissemination and Training Workshop!