Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • Title: Geophysical Exploration using Advanced GAlerkin Methods

  • Programm: H2020

  • Duration: January 2015 - January 2018

  • Coordinator: Universidad Del Pais Vasco (EHU UPV)

  • Partners:

    • Bcam - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics Asociacion (Spain)

    • Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion (Spain)

    • Total S.A. (France)

    • Universidad Del Pais Vasco/ Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (Spain)

  • Inria contact: Hélène BARUCQ

  • The main objective of this Marie Curie RISE action is to improve and exchange interdisciplinary knowledge on applied mathematics, high performance computing, and geophysics to be able to better simulate and understand the materials composing the Earth's subsurface. This is essential for a variety of applications such as CO2 storage, hydrocarbon extraction, mining, and geothermal energy production, among others. All these problems have in common the need to obtain an accurate characterization of the Earth's subsurface, and to achieve this goal, several complementary areas will be studied, including the mathematical foundations of various high-order Galerkin multiphysics simulation methods, the efficient computer implementation of these methods in large parallel machines and GPUs, and some crucial geophysical aspects such as the design of measurement acquisition systems in different scenarios. Results will be widely disseminated through publications, workshops, post-graduate courses to train new researchers, a dedicated webpage, and visits to companies working in the area. In that way, we will perform an important role in technology transfer between the most advanced numerical methods and mathematics of the moment and the area of applied geophysics.

  • Title: HPC for Energy

  • Programm: H2020

  • Duration: December 2015 - December 2017

  • Coordinator: Barcelona Supercomputing Center

  • Inria contact: Stephane Lanteri

  • During the last years, High Performance Computing (HPC) resources have undergone a dramatic transformation, with an explosion on the available parallelism and the use of special purpose processors. There are international initiatives focusing on redesigning hardware and software in order to achieve the Exaflop (1018 flops) capability. This project aims at applying the new exascale HPC techniques to energy industry simulations, customizing them if necessary, and going beyond the state-of-the-art in the required HPC exascale simulations for different energy sources that are the present and the future of energy: wind energy production and design, efficient combustion systems for biomass-derived fuels (biogas), and exploration geophysics for hydrocarbon reservoirs.