News & Events

The first edition of the CRESTA newsletter is now available!

In this edition you will find the following articles:

  • CRESTA: The concepts          
  • The parners               
  • IFS weather forecast model       
  • HemeLB within CRESTA       
  • Programming models for exascale   
  • CRESTA at SC12           
  • EASC 13               
  • Scaling soft matter physics      
  • Simulation and modelling

We hope that you find our first edition both interesting and informative as we give you an insight into some of the work being undertaken within the CRESTA project.

CRESTA Newsletter Edition 1

CRESTA will be represented in a number of ways at this years SC12 conference being held Salt Lake City, Utah from 10th – 16th November.

We are hosting a workshop at the conference on co-design for exascale, with both invited and submitted talks.  The workshop will showcase the work of the project and will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about state of the art in co-design from international speakers.  ‘Preparing Applications for Exascale through Co-design’ takes place on Friday 16th Nov from 8.30am – 12.30pm.  

Two of our CRESTA partners, Allinea Software and Technische Universität Dresden, are contributing to a tutorial on Allinea’s flagship debugger DDT and TUD’s MUST.  The turorial, ‘Debugging MPI and Hybrid-Heterogenous Applications at Scale’, will take place on Sunday 11th Nov from 8.30am – 5pm.  

Alistair Hart, one of the key CRESTA staff members at Cray, will be presenting a tutorial on OpenACC with his Cray colleagues Luiz DeRose, James Beyer, and Heidi Poxon. The tutorial will not only introduce the OpenACC parallel programming model for accelerator based systems, but will also demonstrate the full development cycle when porting applications to OpenACC, covering high level compilers, libraries, and tools for OpenACC.  This tutorial, ‘Productive, Portable Performance on Accelerators Using OpenACC Compilers and Tools’ takes place on Sunday 11th Nov from 8.30am – 5pm.  

Finally, a number of our partners are exhibiting this year, these include:  Allinea Software, Cray, CSC, EPCC, TUD and the University of Stuttgart.  All are keen to see you at their booths so please do drop by.  

We look forward to discussing our project with you at one, or more, of these events at SC12. 

CRESTA is hosting a workshop at the upcoming SC12 on 'preparing applications for exascale'.  The workshop agenda and speaker abstracts are now available at the CRESTA SC12 Workshop pages.

Please do join us on Friday 16th November at SC13 to take part in what promises to be an interesting and informative workshop!

CRESTA is hosting a workshop at the upcoming SC12 on 'preparing applications for exascale'.  The call for abstracts is now open and must be recieved no later than 16th September 2012. 

Please visit the CRESTA SC12 Workshop pages for further information.

CRESTA SC12 Workshop pages

The PARA12 Workshop takes place in Helsinki 10-13th June 2012.  The main theme of PARA12 is State of the Art in Scientific and Parallel Computing with a special theme "Towards Exascale".

Hosted by our partner CSC - IT Center for Science, our project director Mark Parsons will deliver a keynote on CRESTA, our achievements so far, and the direction in which the project is heading.

More information about PARA12 can be found here: