News & Events

ISC'13 is now underway and you can come and learn more about what we do at this year's confernce in Leipzig.

CRESTA will be represented during a BOF session on Tuesday morning (18th June) at 9am entitled 'Exascale Research - The European Approach.'

Six of our partners are also exhibiting at the conference, please visit their booths to learn more about their involvment in the project:  EPCC (#647), HLRS Stuttgart (#741), CSC (#141), CRAY (#540), Allinea Software (#655), and Technische Universitaet Dresden (#645).

We hope to see you soon! 

CRESTA, along with the Mont Blanc and DEEP projects, is presenting a BOF at this year's ISC'13 in Leipzig, Gemany.

'Exascale Research - the European Approach' will take place on Tuesday 18th June at 9am.

The aim of this BoF session is two-fold: firstly, to update the community on Europe‚Äôs progress towards achieving Exascale and secondly, to obtain input and solicit lively discussion on the latest challenges and the best approaches to addressing the Exascale challenge.  The panel will consist of project representatives from the three European Exascale projects CRESTA, DEEP and Mont-Blanc, who will discuss the European approach towards Exascale supercomputers.  The session will commence with short presentations from each of the three projects to describe their progress.  Following this, an open discussion will be held with questions and answers to the audience and panellists focused on how these initiatives are meeting the challenges of computing at the Exascale.

For more information, please visit our ISC'13 BOF webpage

George Mozdzynski, from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) gave a keynote talk at EASC2013 today, 11th April 2013.

ECMWF are a key partner in CRESTA and in addition to describing the societal importance of ECMWF's Integrated Forecasting System (IFS), George described his CRESTA work on integrating Fortran2008 coarrays into their code. This work is possibly the first time that coarrays have been used in a world leading production application within the context of OpenMP parallel regions. Further details can be found here.

EASC2013 was organised by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh.

The conference has started!

Set beneath Arthur's seat in Edinburgh, 130 delegetes have arrived to discuss the latest solutions and efforts to solve the software challenges of the exascale. From application developers, through numerical library experts, programming model developers and integrators, to tools designers. EASC2013 is organised by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh and many CRESTA staff are taking an active role in the conference.


There is an impressive list of Invited speakers including two of the CRESTA partners:

  • Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Vladimir Voevodin, Research Computing Center, Moscow State University
  • Bill Tang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • George Mozdzynski, ECMWF - The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  • Peter Coveney, Centre for Computational Science at University College London
  • Jack Dongarra, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Tennessee


CRESTA is delighted to be taking part in the BOF session at SC12 entitled 'Exascale Research - The European Approach'. 

To deliver Exascale performance before 2020 poses serious challenges and requires combined action to be taken now. Europe is undertaking a set of leading initiatives to accelerate this progress. On one hand, the European Commission is funding its own Exascale initiative, currently represented by three complementary research projects focusing on hardware-software co-design, scalable system software, and novel system architectures. On the other hand, Intel is conducting a number of collaborative research activities through its European Exascale Labs. The session will present the advances and results from these initiatives and open the floor to discuss the results and the approach taken.

The BOF takes place on Tuesday 13th Novenber from 5.30pm - 7pm and we hope to see you there.


Further information