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HPC4RE global networking meeting at SC17

EoCoE held a networking meeting on the theme 'HPC for Renewable Energy' at the SC17 in Denver on Tuesday 14th of November, 1:30pm-3pm - Room 711.

By its nature renewable or low-carbon energy includes a wide spectrum of applications (wind, solar, battery storage materials, wave/tidal, nuclear fusion, etc) and algorithms with varying degrees of HPC maturity.  The idea was to exchange experiences on this relatively new topic, to see if HPC can be leveraged to accelerate the global energy transition to RE, and conversely to find out to what extent RE is being used as a new driver for HPC in various countries around the world.

This event was organised by Edouard Audit and Paul Gibbon from the EoCoE project, Mitsuhisa Sato of the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science. It was attended by 15 people and included short talks from the following speakers:

  • Edouard Audit, Maison de la Simulation: Summary of the EoCoE Consortium
  • Happy Sithole, CHPC Cape Town, SA: Energy-HPC programs at CHPC
  • Mitsuhisa Sato, RIKEN, Japan: FLAGSHIP 2020 project and Researches for energy problems using the Post-K supercomputer
  • Alvaro Coutinho, HPCC, Rio de Janeiro: High Performance Computing for Energy (HPC4E Project)
  • Andrea Quintiliani, ENEA, Rome: An overview of ENEA activities on Renewable Energies
  • David Emerson, Daresbury:  Delivering Energy-Related R&D Using Open-Source Software and High Performance Computing

There followed a round-table discussion on possible follow-up actions, such as a BoF/workshop on HPC4RE at, for example the ISC'18 in Frankfurt. Slides of the talks will be made available shortly.


EoCoE is a European Horizon 2020 funded project of Centre of Excellence in computing applications. It is designed to enhance numerical simulation efficiency in the international context of the High Performance Computing (HPC) challenges. It focusses its application scope towards low carbon energy domains.

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