Kick-off for EU-project: Mathematical modelling, simulation and optimization for societal challenges

On November 10th and 11th, 2016 the kick-off meeting for the EU-project „Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimization for Societal Challenges with Scientific Computing“ (MSO4SC) took place at TU Berlin. Under the coordination of the IT-specialist ATOS Spain SA, the Berlin research institutes Matheon (TU Berlin) and Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) work together with partners from France, Norway, Hungary, Sweden, Spain and the EU-Maths-IN (European Service Network of Mathematics for Industry and Innovation). The project is part of EU-Horizon 2020, with a budget of nearly 2,5 Million Euro.

Global climate change, brain research or the prediction of solar radiation, air pollution or forest fire–the challenges for science, technology, industry, and public service show rising complexity. It is necessary to provide decision makers with tools that allow long-term risk analysis, improvements or even optimization and control.

Thus, solution processes require a holistic approach. Mathematical modelling, simulation and optimization (MSO) algorithms and computational techniques are increasingly used in these fields. They are based on big data and require both, cloud computing and HPC.

To combine these two approaches and to ensure fast prototyping as well as good scalability of the resulting codes belongs to the key challenges of project MSO4SC. Its mission is to design, build, test and deliver an e-infrastructure for hosting, developing and provisioning on demand, high performance math-supported software packages and end-user applications, based on HPC and cloud computing.

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