Exascale Computing ALgorithms and Infrastructures Benefitting UK Research
- £45.7M initiative from the UK government’s Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF)
- Led by the Met Office, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) with the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
- The UK’s Exascale programme for the next 5 years (started November 2019)
- Focus on software and algorithms
- Funding breakdown:
- EPSRC - £22.8M
- Met Office / UKAEA - £17.0M
- Hardware and Enabling Software (H&ES) - £4.5M
This website covers the activities of the Hardware and Enabling Software strand of ExCALIBUR.
ExCALIBUR planned activities
- Knowledge integration
- High priority use cases
- Emerging requirements for HPC algorithms
- Cross-cutting research
- Proof-of-concept hardware (H&ES)
The Hardware and Enabling Software programme is particularly focussed on novel hardware and software testbeds.
ExCALIBUR intended benefits
- Increased science productivity
- Transformational change in capability
- Increased skills base of interdisciplinary Research Software Engineers (RSEs)
Each project that ExCALIBUR H&ES supports will embed RSE expertise.
- Separation of Concerns: the maths of a problem is separate from its implementation
- Co-design: holistic, collaborative system design by mathematicians, domain scientists, computer scientists and industrial partners
- Data Science: new workflows to manage and analyse vast volumes of simulation data
- Investing in People: interdisciplinary Research Software Engineer (RSE) career development driven by forward-looking scientific software design
ExCALIBUR briefing webinar
Find out more
Details of ExCALIBUR working groups are available from UKRI’s Grants on the Web site.