The ESCAPE-organised Young Scientist Summer School 2017 has extended the deadline for applications to attend the Copenhagen event until the 1st of May 2017. In addition, the full programme is now available. You can find the details on the application process and the programme on the event page.
Following the successful Undergraduate Training organised by ESCAPE partner PSNC in Poznan, Poland, a new section has been added to the ESCAPE website, focusing on Young Scientists. Here you can find the training material provided by ESCAPE partners related to High Performance Computing and Numerical Weather Prediction, as well as information on available grant schemes.
The Undergraduate Training organised by ESCAPE will take place between the 27th and 28th February in Poznan, and can also be attended through online streaming for those unable to go to Poznan. It will cover aspects of Numerical Weather Prediction and High Performance Computing. The final programme has been published here and registration is still open.
ECMWF is organising a Young Scientist Summer School (YSSS) in August 2017. The YSSS will introduce the young generation of researchers in numerical weather prediction, ocean, climate relevant topics as well as modern computational physics & energy efficient computing. During the school, the participants will get familiar with ESCAPE dwarfs – fundamental algorithmic building block – and recognize why HPC and energy‐efficient computations are important. The programme will include theoretical lecture material as well as practical exercises (to be realized by students as small‐scale research projects started from the 1st day of the school with defence of project results) on selected dwarfs. For more information, and registration details, please go to the workshop page.
From 18th to 20th October 2016 the 1st ESCAPE Dissemination and Training Workshop on “Towards Energy-efficient Scalable Algorithms for Weather- and Climate Prediction: Status and Prospects” took place at the Konventum Conference Centre (Elsinore/ Helsingor, Denmark). In total, around 50 researchers and students attended the event from universities, research institutions and companies (from Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) giving 24 oral presentations.
The Horizon-2020 ESCAPE project (http://www.hpc-escape.eu; coordinated by ECMWF, Dr. Peter Bauer) consortium has 12 partners including 3 high-tech IT companies (Bull Atos Technologies, NVIDIA, and Optalysys). The project develops world-class, extreme-scale computing capabilities for European operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) and future climate models.
The topics of the workshop included - Weather and Climate Dwarfs (aspects and fundamental algorithmic building blocks underlying weather and climate services), Code Adaptation Approaches (addressing heterogeneous architectures), Hybrid Computing (optimizing the exploitation of alternative technologies and specialized accelerators), and Benchmarking and Diagnostics (gaugeing code efficiency and energy consumption for regional and global NWP applications) – presentations delivered by the ESCAPE partners. The invited talks were presented from the COSMO, LACE, HARMONIE, ALADIN, LFRIC, EC-Earth modelling communities as well as from collaborating projects POP, ESiWACE, and EoCoE. Abstracts of presentations are available in the booklet of the workshop and presentations are available at the web-page of the workshop.
During the workshop, oral sessions were co-chaired by the ESCAPE coordinator and WP leaders as well as discussions were organized and carried out in 3 Working Groups (focused on algorithms and science, code adaptation, benchmarking and diagnostics topics). Summary results of these discussions were presented at the last day of the workshop.
ESCAPE will be represented at the 17th Workshop on High Performance Computing in Meteorology. This workshop is hosted every two years by ECMWF. ESCAPE will feature in a number of presentations by DMI, ECMWF, NVIDIA, MeteoSwiss, Atos-Bull, and others.
The final programme of the 1st ESCAPE Dissemination and Training Workshop is now available, promising interesting talks both from ESCAPE as well as the wider community. The programme is available here.
ESCAPE will hold its first Dissemination and Training Workshop in Denmark from the 18th to 29th October, The preliminary programme has now been published, and registration is still possible until the 25th of September. Information on the programme and registration can be found on the workshop page.
The ESCAPE coordinator ECWMF have developed an introduction presentation
for the ESCAPE project, explaining the background, context and approach of the
project. It can be accessed here.