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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

EuroFusion Consortium

CASTOR participates to the following EuroFusion consortium projects :

  • CfP-WP14-ER-01/Swiss Confederation-01. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (PI: Paolo Ricci) “Synergetic numerical-experimental approach to fundamental aspects of turbulent transport in the tokamak edge”

  • CfP-WP14-ER-01/CEA-01. CEA (PI: Matthias Hoelzl IPP) “JOREK, BOUT++ non-linear MHD modelling of MHD instabilities and their control in existing tokamaks and ITER”

  • EUROfusion WPCD (Working Package Code Development)

    • ACT1: Extended equilibrium and stability chain (participation)

    • ACT2: Free boundary equilibrium and control (participation and coordination)

EoCoE

The team also participates in the EoCoE European project. Grant Agreement number: 676629 — EoCoE — H2020-EINFRA-2014-2015/H2020-EINFRA-2015-1.

  • Title: Energy oriented Centre of Excellence for computer applications

  • Programm: H2020

  • Duration: October 2015 - October 2018

  • Coordinator: CEA

  • Partners:

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

    • Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et Aux Energies Alternatives (France)

    • Centre Europeen de Recherche et de Formation Avancee en Calcul Scientifique (France)

    • Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (Italy)

    • The Cyprus Institute (Cyprus)

    • Agenzia Nazionale Per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'energia E Lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (Italy)

    • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Angewandten Forschung Ev (Germany)

    • Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk (Poland)

    • Forschungszentrum Julich (Germany)

    • Max Planck Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E.V. (Germany)

    • University of Bath (United Kingdom)

    • Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

    • Universita Degli Studi di Trento (Italy)

  • Inria contact: Michel Kern

  • The aim of the present proposal is to establish an Energy Oriented Centre of Excellence for computing applications. EoCoE (pronounce “Echo”) will use the prodigious potential offered by the ever-growing computing infrastructure to foster and accelerate the European transition to a reliable and low carbon energy supply. To achieve this goal, we believe that the present revolution in hardware technology calls for a similar paradigm change in the way application codes are designed. EoCoE will assist the energy transition via targeted support to four renewable energy pillars: Meteo, Materials, Water and Fusion, each with a heavy reliance on numerical modelling. These four pillars will be anchored within a strong transversal multidisciplinary basis providing high-end expertise in applied mathematics and HPC. EoCoE is structured around a central Franco-German hub coordinating a pan-European network, gathering a total of 8 countries and 23 teams. Its partners are strongly engaged in both the HPC and energy fields; a prerequisite for the long-term sustainability of EoCoE and also ensuring that it is deeply integrated in the overall European strategy for HPC. The primary goal of EoCoE is to create a new, long lasting and sustainable community around computational energy science. At the same time, EoCoE is committed to deliver high-impact results within the first three years. It will resolve current bottlenecks in application codes, leading to new modelling capabilities and scientific advances among the four user communities; it will develop cutting-edge mathematical and numerical methods, and tools to foster the usage of Exascale computing. Dedicated services for laboratories and industries will be established to leverage this expertise and to foster an ecosystem around HPC for energy. EoCoE will give birth to new collaborations and working methods and will encourage widely spread best practices.