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New Projects and Collaborations

Hermann Lederer

Enabling of Plasma Physics Simulation Codes towards Exascale

In the context of the new PRACE-6IP project as of April 2019, PRACE will be co-funding the enabling of simulation codes towards Exascale in various scientific disciplines. A call for proposals with a deadline in August 2018 resulted in 15 proposals. A consortium of the Finnish Centre for Science and Technology (CSC), the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility and the University of Ljubljana contributed the proposal "Modernisation of Plasma Physics Simulation Codes for Heterogeneous Exascale Architectures", with science community support by the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics for the GENE microturbulence simulation code, the University of Helsinki for the VLASIATOR simulation code, and the Aalto University for the ELMFIRE code. This proposal received the highest ranking and will be one out of seven such projects with PRACE funding starting in April 2019 with a duration of 30 months.

Munich School for Data Science

Several key science institutions in the Munich area collaborate to address the urgent need for the training of next generation scientists at the interface of data science and various science domains, by creating the Munich School for Data Science (MuDS) as a part of the Munich Alliance for Computation and Data. MuDS integrates the Helmholtz Centres in the Munich area (HMGU, IPP, DLR) with the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and two major computing and data facilities, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) and the Max Planck Computing & Data Facility (MPCDF). For further details please see the press release published by the Helmholtz Zentrum München.