In just two weeks we will be welcoming four teams to A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, to participate in CESGAHACK3. Alongside our expert mentors from Codee (formerly known as Appentra), CESGA and RWTH Aachen University, the teams will be working on improving performance of codes across a wide range of scientific applications.
The Xesol team, from Xesol Innovation, Vigo, Spain, is working on creating a safer driving environment, by developing software technologies that prevent potential accidents. The team will be improving the performance of their code that analyses biometric patterns of drivers to prevent road accidents. They hope to improve the performance of their code on multicore embedded devices.
The IHC Team from Fundación Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de Cantabria, Cantabria, Spain, is working on the the development of advanced numerical models for the offshore industry, focussing on its application to renewable energies. Using finite element methods, the team at IHCantabria, are studying the evolution of floating bodies used in offshore engineering. The code has already been used across a variety of different research projects.
The Brainiacs_02 team, from Politecnico di Torino (the Polytechnic University of Turin), Turin, Italy, will participate in CESGAHACK3 to work on their code which focuses on the simulation of the flow in the underground, which is an active research field as a consequence of its relevance in many practical activities, ranging from environmental applications, to the geological storage of pollutants, or to energy production purposes, such as oil and gas production or geothermal applications. They hope to learn how to use OpenACC directives, particularly how to implement effective hybrid MPI+OpenACC code to improve their software’s performance.
The dRPMD team at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council), Madrid, Spain, are developing a direct approach of the Ring Polymer Molecular Dynamics (dRPMD) method to calculate reaction rates at low temperatures (between 10 and 100K) of organic molecules. This is of great importance to astrochemistry, the study of molecules in the Universe. In the particular case under study, methanol + OH, these studies will also serve to validate recent experimental results. The team plans to improve the parallel efficiency of their code so that they can apply for time on a PRACE Tier-0 supercomputer.