CRESTA, DEEP and Mont-Blanc will be holding a joint BOF at SC13 this year. The three complementary projects underpin Europe’s strategy to achieve the exascale goal. These projects are now well established, making a comparison of Europe’s exascale approaches with that of other countries and continents particularly timely. The BOF will therefore debate these approaches and look to build cross-continent communities.
The BOF is particularly topical and relevant to the HPC community: the focus a few years ago on identifying the challenges associated with the Exascale problem has now moved on to early results and prototypes, providing the opportunity for a community led discussion to reassess current and future direction.
The BOF will be led by a panel of representatives from the CRESTA, DEEP and Mont-Blanc projects and will be chaired by Dr.-Ing. Bernd Mohr from Jülich Supercomputing Centre.
We hope the BOF will generate lively and interesting debate, please come along and join us if you can.
The BOF runs on Tuesday 19th November 2013 from 12.15pm – 1.15pm.
24th July 2013, HLRS, Stuttgart
A key focus within CRESTA is co-design – the close collaboration between systemware developers, technology partners and the application developers. Our work on the OpenFOAM code is no exception, bringing together partners from across the project.
HLRS hosted and led a co-design meeting at HLRS on the OpenFOAM code. This meeting reviewed progress across the different strands of work and looked to enhance collaboration between different work packages. In particular we highlighted the development of our turbine simulations, our work across possible exascale solvers and around IO issues.
Bringing together around 15 people, this was a successful co-design meeting which managed to overcome the distraction of a very exciting thunder storm and which helped to drive the OpenFOAM agenda forward.
Barcelona 10th & 11th July, 2013
CRESTA is one of three projects funded by the EC in 2011 to lead Europe’s strategy for producing European exascale hardware, software and applications. The other two projects, DEEP and Mont-Blanc, are developing prototype hardware and are complementary to CRESTA’s development of software and applications.
The three projects have always collaborated and the Mont-Blanc project hosted a joint collaboration meeting in Barcelona during the summer. The meeting brought together many of the technical people on the project, and we had a series of talks describing the work of the project.
In particular, we explored the different applications in each project and the challenges they face in preparing to utilise exascale platforms. We also considered the programming models and languages being used in each project, looking at the advantage and disadvantages of each approach. Finally, we explored the range of tools within the project, from performance analysis, through debugging, to the pre- and post- processing tools within CRESTA.
The result was a series of possible areas of overlap and potential collaborative opportunities. This was a very successful meeting in a beautiful city, and we look forward to the next joint meeting in Edinburgh in 2014.
ISC'13 is now underway and you can come and learn more about what we do at this year's confernce in Leipzig.
CRESTA will be represented during a BOF session on Tuesday morning (18th June) at 9am entitled 'Exascale Research - The European Approach.'
Six of our partners are also exhibiting at the conference, please visit their booths to learn more about their involvment in the project: EPCC (#647), HLRS Stuttgart (#741), CSC (#141), CRAY (#540), Allinea Software (#655), and Technische Universitaet Dresden (#645).
We hope to see you soon!
CRESTA, along with the Mont Blanc and DEEP projects, is presenting a BOF at this year's ISC'13 in Leipzig, Gemany.
'Exascale Research - the European Approach' will take place on Tuesday 18th June at 9am.
The aim of this BoF session is two-fold: firstly, to update the community on Europe’s progress towards achieving Exascale and secondly, to obtain input and solicit lively discussion on the latest challenges and the best approaches to addressing the Exascale challenge. The panel will consist of project representatives from the three European Exascale projects CRESTA, DEEP and Mont-Blanc, who will discuss the European approach towards Exascale supercomputers. The session will commence with short presentations from each of the three projects to describe their progress. Following this, an open discussion will be held with questions and answers to the audience and panellists focused on how these initiatives are meeting the challenges of computing at the Exascale.
For more information, please visit our ISC'13 BOF webpage