ExCALIBUR High Priority Use Cases: Phase 1
ExCALIBUR (Exascale Computing Algorithms and Infrastructures Benefitting UK Research) is a £45.7m Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) programme led by the Met Office and UK Research and Innovation to meet the challenge of enabling exascale computer architectures by delivering research and innovative algorithmic development to harness the potential power offered by exascale HPC.
As part of this wider project, UK Research and Innovation is seeking proposals for multi-disciplinary Design and Development Working Groups to undertake activities to develop software for the anticipated deployment of exascale systems in the mid-2020s. The composition of a Working Group should be appropriate in scale and expertise to the design and development programme being proposed, comprising subject matter experts, RSEs, computational and/or mathematical scientists, as well as any other relevant individuals and groups. It should enable effective engagement between the computational research community and research communities that can benefit from exascale computing. Their aim should be to develop simulation codes for exascale computing that will have high impact and that can be applied by a wide range of users in strategically important areas of research. The outputs of these Working Groups will contribute to future elements of the ExCALIBUR programme.
Design and Development Working Groups will be expected to collaborate with other Working Groups in order to develop cross-cutting approaches to common computational elements that have relevance to multiple codes and applications. Applicants should ensure that sufficient funding is requested to progress cross-cutting topics of mutual interest for the duration of the award.