Multiscale Applications on European e-Infrastructures (MAPPER)
Research Project , 2010 – 2013

Today scientists and engineers are commonly faced with the challenge of modelling, predicting and controlling multiscale systems which cross scientific disciplines and where several processes acting at different scales coexist and interact. Such multidisciplinary multiscale models, when simulated in three dimensions, require large scale or even extreme scale computing capabilities. Progress in science and technology is limited by our ability to solve efficiently such problems on available distributed computing infrastructures. The MAPPER project will respond to this critical need by developing computational strategies, software and services for distributed multiscale simulations across disciplines, exploiting existing and evolving European e-Infrastructure. Driven by seven challenging applications from five representative scientific domains (fusion, clinical decision making, systems biology, nano science, engineering), MAPPER will deploy a computational science environment for distributed multiscale computing on and across European e-infrastructures. By taking advantage of existing software and services, as delivered by EU and national projects, MAPPER will result in high quality components for today’s e-Infrastructures. We will advance the state-of-the-art in high performance computing on European e-Infrastructures by enabling distributed execution of multiscale models. We will develop tools, software and services that allow two modes (loosely - and tightly coupled) of multiscale computing, in a user friendly and transparent way. We will integrate our applications into the MAPPER environment, and we will demonstrate their enhanced capabilities by answering one challenging scientific question related to each application. We plan to collaborate with other projects on adaptation of successful MAPPER methodologies, and will work with resource providers to develop policies facilitating the new multiscale computing paradigms.

Participants

Pär Strand (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasmaphysics, Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy

Collaborations

AGH University of Science and Technology

Krakow, Poland

Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences

Poznań, Poland

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

München, Germany

Max Planck Institute

Bonn, Germany

Ulster University

Coleraine, United Kingdom

University College London (UCL)

London, United Kingdom

University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

University of Geneva

Geneve, Switzerland

Funding

European Commission (FP7)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2010–2013 with 1,279,025.00 SEK

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2018-02-21