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Scalable Fast Coulomb Solver - is a network project of German research groups working on a unified parallel library for various methods to solve electrostatic (and gravitational) problems in large particle simulations.
SLPP adds a fast scalable tree code (PEPC's kernel routines) to the unified library. Additionally, gravitational and hydrodynamical (Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics) applications scenarios, using the ScaFaCoS library, are provided.


TEXT - Towards EXaflop applicaTions

The TEXT project explores a new hybrid programming model SMPSs/MPI that will enable applications to follow the path to exascale. Within this approach, SMPSs provides the necessary support for asynchrony and heterogeneity as well as enabling incremental parallelization, modularity and portability of applications.
The project is funded from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme and has partners in several countries.

SLPP provides two scientific applications (PSC and PEPC) to TEXT and is porting them to the new hybrid SMPSs/MPI model.



Development of a SCalable Data Exchange Interface for Fast Parallel I/O for the EFDA ITM Task Force.
JARA-SIM funded project on scalable I/O for magnetic fusion codes connected by workflow tools.

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This project will develop HPC systems from today's energy-efficient solutions used in embedded and mobile devices. As of today, the CPUs of these devices are mostly designed by ARM. However, ARM processors have not been designed for HPC, and ARM chips have never been used in HPC systems before, leading to a number of significant challenges.
In this project the SimLab Plasma Physics will contribute via the porting of scientific HPC applications on the new prototypes and evaluate the features of the new architectures.


ExtreMe Matter Institute (EMMI)

The ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research is dedicated to research in the area of matter at the extremes of density and temperature, ranging from the coldest to the hottest forms of matter in the Universe. At JSC we are investigating transport phenomena in strongly coupled plasmas (warm, dense matter).

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Nu-FuSE - Nuclear Fusion Simulations at Exascale

Given the high cost of developing exascale computers and their software, any application to use them must start from a base of having a very solid socio-economic, scientific and technological base. In addition, it must bring together experts from the application science, computational scientists and, ideally, those who will work to exploit the results for wider benefit. The NuFuSE project addresses all of these issues. It is a collaboration drawing together leading groups from six nations who will work together to tackle the key scientific
challenges in modelling the fusion plasma, its interaction with the vessel, and the vessel itself. The Simulation Laboratory Plasma Physics will contribute in cooperation with the group of Detlev Reiter at IEK-4 to simulations of the vessel's edges. These computations will utilize the PEPC code.

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Exascale Innovation Center - will develop hardware and software for an exascale supercomputer by the end of this decade. Five scientists from the IBM development laboratory in Böblingen and five scientists from Jülich will be collaborating with a team of scientists at the IBM Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights. The goal is to install an exascale-class system in Jülich by 2019.
SLPP investigates new features of the IBM Blue Gene/Q architecture and ports scientific applications to the available prototypes.