Energy oriented Centre of Excellence
for computing applications
Renewable Energy meets High Performance Computing:
Using computer simulations to harvest “blue energy”
The Energy oriented Centre of Excellence in computing applications (EoCoE: read as “Echo”) uses the tremendous potential offered by the ever-growing computing infrastructure to foster and accelerate the European transition to a reliable low carbon energy supply using HPC (High Performance Computing).
Centre of Excellence
EoCoE is one of the 8 centres of excellence in computing applications (read more) recently established within the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. The primary objective of all the newly formed Centres of Excellence is to help strengthen Europe’s leadership in HPC applications by tackling challenges in topical areas such as renewable energy, materials modelling and design, molecular and atomic modelling, climate change, Global Systems Science, bio-molecular research, and tools to improve HPC applications performance.
EoCoE will aid the transition to sustainable energy sources and usage via targeted support for numerical modelling in four pillars: Meteorology, Materials, Water and Fusion. These pillars are embedded within a transversal multidisciplinary effort providing high-end expertise in applied mathematics and High Performance Computing (HPC). EoCoE, led by Maison de la Simulation (France), is structured around the Franco-German hub Maison de la Simulation - Jülich Research Centre. The project coordinates a pan-European network covering 21 teams in 8 countries with a total budget of 5.5 M€. Its partners are experts in HPC as well as on energy research, ensuring that EoCoE is fully integrated in the overall European strategy for HPC.