UK Consortium on Mesoscale Engineering Sciences


Prof Peter Coveney Led New EU Project VECMA

12 November 2018

Event Date: June 2018 Professor Peter Coveney has been leading an EU project entitled "Verified Exascale Computing for Multiscale Applications (VECMA)".

The project was awarded €3,999,478 in total, of which the UK partners' value was €1,763,555. Nine partner organisations in the EU are involved in the 3-year project starting from 15/06/2018.

The aim of the VECMA project is to enable a diverse set of multiscale, multiphysics applications to run on current multi-petascale computers and emerging exascale environments with high fidelity. Simulations are meant to be certifiable as validated (V), verified (V) and equipped with uncertainty quantification (UQ) by tight error bars such that they may be relied upon for making important decisions in all the domains of concern. Examples of applications include fusion, advanced materials, climate and migration, drug discovery and personalised medicine.