Exascale Computing for Multi-Physics Combustion Simulation: The Center of Excellence in Combustion
DescriptionThe field of high-performance computing (HPC) has been revolutionized by the use of hardware accelerators, such as GPUs, which have enabled to reach exascale performance. The increased computing power offered by these systems has opened up new opportunities for industries that rely on combustion systems, including energy and power generation, aerospace, transportation, and fire safety. The Center of Excellence in Combustion (CoEC) is a collaborative initiative that aims to utilize exascale computing technologies to address the complex challenges of multi-scale and multi-physics combustion simulation. The initiative brings together 11 European combustion codes, representing the latest advancements in combustion simulation, to enhance their readiness for important application fields, demonstrate their use with Exascale Application Challenges, and contribute to co-design. By using the latest HPC systems, CoEC can support the decarbonization goals of the European Union in the Energy and Transportation sectors, providing fundamental insights into the complex physical processes involved in combustion. Developing new software tailored to the latest HPC systems is critical for efficiently harnessing the increased computational power offered by these systems. This work will provide an overview of the technological and computational challenges facing the development of combustion simulation software, and will showcase selected success stories.
TimeWednesday, June 2815:30 - 16:00 CEST