SPF ExCALIBUR Programme-wide Workshop 11-12 July 2022

Met Office HQ, Exeter, EX1 3PB

The SPF ExCALIBUR Programme started in October 2019 and will continue until March 2025.  ExCALIBUR is supported by the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund.  The programme is led by the Met Office and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) along with the Public Sector Research Establishment, the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) research councils, including the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC).  

This event was the first programme-wide workshop and provided an ideal opportunity for all the programme partners to share scientific progress, strengthen interdisciplinary working and cultivate networks.  The event was open to ExCALIBUR projects and partners but presentations and recordings will remain on the public website for all interested parties to view in their own time. 

The principal aims of the workshop were:  

  • To provide the opportunity for partners across the programme to showcase progress to date and aims for the future years;  
  • To facilitate integration across the programme by providing programme partners the time for networking and scientific exchange; 
  • To have a good diversity of representation at the workshop to enable networking between partners at all stages of their careers; 
  • To identify future opportunities for collaboration.

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Monday 11 July 2022 

Time  Session Location 
9.00 Registration and Coffee  Met Office Reception &  Conference Balcony 
10.00  Opening welcome  Conference 1+2 
10.15 Lightning Talks Session 1 [Session recording]
•Chair’s welcome
•Weather and Climate Use Case
•Marine Systems (NEMO) Design
•ELEMENT – Exascale Mesh Network
•SysGenX: Composable software generation for system-level simulation at Exascale
•Integrated Simulation at the Exascale: coupling, synthesis and performance
•Hardware and Enabling Software Benchmarking Activity
•Q&A Panel   
Conference 1+2 
11.30 Break  Conference Balcony 
12.00 Knowledge Exchange Activity [Session recording]Conference 1+2 
13.00 Lunch
– Posters and demonstrations  (Demos in The Street and in selected rooms off The Street)  
 The Street  
14:30 Lightning Talks Session 2 [Session recording]
•Chair’s Welcome
•Particles At eXascale on High Performance Computers (PAX-HPC)
•QEVEC – Quantum Enhanced and Verified Exascale Computing
•Machine Learning, SiMLInt
•Software Environment for Actionable & VVUQ-evaluated Exascale Applications (SEAVEA)
•Q&A panel  
Conference 1+2 
15.30 Break Conference Balcony 
15.45 Lightning Talks session 3 [Session recording]
•Chair’s Welcome
•Hardware and Enabling Software
•Learned Exascale Computational Imaging (LEXCI)
•Exposing Parallelism: Parallel in Time
•RSE training in algorithms for Exascale simulations
•Q&A Panel   
Conference 1+2 
16.45 ExCALIBUR Wrap up day one  Conference 1+2 
17.00 Live stream for day 1 ends   
17.00 onwards   Evening Poster & drinks reception The Street 

Tuesday 12 July 2022

Time  Session Location 
9.00 Arrivals and coffee  Conference Balcony 
9.30 Lightning Talks Session 4 [Session recording]
•Chair’s welcome
•Fusion Modelling Use Case overview
•Fusion Modelling NEPTUNE
•Fusion Modelling NEPTUNE
•ExaClaw: Clawpack-enabled ExaHyPE for heterogeneous hardware
•Exposing Task Parallelism
•Uncertainty Quantification at the Exascale (EXA-UQ) 
•Q&A Panel   
Conference 1+2 
10.45 Break  Conference Balcony 
11.15 Lightning Talks Session 5 [Session recording]
•Chair’s Welcome
•ExCALIData – (ExCALIWork and ExCALIStore)
•Turbulent Flow Simulations at the Exascale: Application to Wind Energy and Green Aviation
•I/O Infrastructure investigations, Workflow design and analysis, Containers
•XDSL – Domain Specific Languages
•Benchmarking for AI for Science at Exascale (BASE)
•Q&A Panel   
Conference 1+2 
12.30 Live Stream for the event ends.   
12:30 Lunch   Conference Balcony 
13.15 Community building and opportunities for future collaboration  Conference 1+2 and allocated breakout rooms 
14:30 Thank you and wrap up  Conference 1+2 
14.45 Workshop Close    
15.00 Closed session: ExCALIBUR Steering Committee 
(SC members will receive a separate invitation to this closed session)  
Meeting room FG-4 
16.30 Close