Scalable Parallel and distributed Astrophysical Codes for Exascale


SPACE is a newly-funded EU Centre of Excellence focused on astrophysical and cosmological applications.
The main specific objective of European Centre of Excellence SPACE is the enabling of the most widely used European Astrophysics and Cosmology HPC codes (which are also among the most used worldwide) to the efficient and effective exploitation of the pre-exascale systems funded by EuroHPC JU and to prepare them for the transition to exascale and beyond.

General notes

In Astrophysics and Cosmology today High Performance Computing (HPC)-based numerical simulations are outstanding instruments for scientific discovery. They represent essential tools and theoretical laboratories able to investigate, interpret and understand the physical processes behind the observed sky. For these laboratories, the efficient and effective exploitation of exascale computing capabilities is essential.

SPACE CoE aims to

  • extensively re-engineer the target codes to engage with new computational solutions and adopt innovative programming paradigms, software solutions, and libraries;
  • foster the reuse and sharing of algorithms and software components in the A&C application domain, addressing this action through co-design activities that bring together scientists, code developers, HPC experts, HW manufacturers and SW developers, advancing lighthouse exascale A&C applications, codes, services and know-how promoting the use of upcoming exascale and post-exascale computing capabilities.

In addition, SPACE will address the high-performance data analysis of the data torrent produced by exascale A&C simulation applications, also with machine-learning and visualization tools.

The deployment of applications running on different platforms will be facilitated by federating capabilities focusing on code repositories and data sharing, and integrating European astrophysical communities around exascale computing by adopting software and data standards and interoperability protocols.

Call: Horizon-EuroHPC

Start date: 01/01/2023

End date: 31/12/2026

Duration in months: 48

External links: Follow the external link

Partners: SPACE Partners

Contacts: Massimiliano Guarrasi