HPC Roadmap for Energy Industry Workshop at BSC

29 January 2018

On Wednesday, 24 January, the “HPC Roadmap for Energy Industry” workshop took place in Barcelona. The workshop was hosted by the European project HPC4E, coordinated by Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), and was attended by European and Brazilian HPC experts in energy as well as the Project Officer, Carlos Morais-Pires. Taking place after a successful final project review the day before, the event aimed to explain the overall outcome of the project, as well as scientific results by each partner. In addition, it aimed to find new synergies for future collaborations related to the HPC for energy sector.

During the workshop, partners explained their contribution on the main objective of the project, which was to prepare applications for exascale computers in three energy industries of common interest to EU and Brazil: oil and gas, wind energy and biogas combustion.

All scientific results from HPC4E have been published in a comprehensive report titled “Whitepaper about the use of exascale computers in Oil & Gas, Wind Energy and Biogas Combustion industries” as well as on a factsheet.

“After two years of collaboration, the HPC4E project is a good example of fruitful scientific collaboration with Brazil. The results obtained in the project are being used by major companies such as Iberdrola, Repsol, Total and Petrobras”, says José M. Cela, European coordinator of the HPC4E project and director of the Computer Applications in Science and Engineering Department at BSC.

Workshop Agenda

About HPC4E

The HPC for Energy project (HPC4E), coordinated by Barcelona Supercomputing Center (EU) and COPPE (Brazil), brings together European and Brazilian partners that include both companies within the energy sector, such as REPSOL, TOTAL, Iberdrola and PETROBRAS, as well as the following research centres: Barcelona Supercomputing Center, CIEMAT, Inria, University of Lancaster (ULANC), Queen Mary University of London, COPPE, LNNC, ITA, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. More information: www.hpc4e.eu