Statistical Science


Prof Serge Guillas funded by EPSRC, STFC and UKAEA for three projects on exascale computing

1 April 2021

The Exascale Computing ALgorithms & Infrastructures Benefiting UK Research (ExCALIBUR) programme is a £45.7 million Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) programme led by the Met Office and UKRI to meet this challenge by delivering research and innovative algorithmic development to harness the power of exascale High Performance Computing.

ExCALIBUR funded three projects led or co-led by Prof Serge Guillas:

  1. EPSRC "Exascale Computing for System-Level Engineering" (https://excalibur-sle.github.io/) led by the University of Cambridge. Prof Guillas organised the Workshop on “Data Assimilation and Uncertainty Quantification at the exascale”, 24-25 September 2020 (https://excalibur-sle.github.io/workshop2.html).
  2. UKAEA "Steps towards Accurate Fusion modelling at Exascale: Model Order Reduction". This project led by Prof Guillas aims to help develop reliable simulations of nuclear fusion using reduced models for uncertainty quantification. It is part of the NEutrals & Plasma TUrbulence Numerics for the Exascale (NEPTUNE) initiative (https://ccfe.ukaea.uk/excalibur-computing-project-will-sharpen-understanding-of-plasma-behaviour/).
  3. STFC "FPGA testbed" (https://excalibur.ac.uk/fpga), led by the University of Edinburgh, together with UCL and the University of Warwick. This project includes a facility hosted by the EPCC in Edinburgh and the UCL Research Software engineering team to allow researchers to port their scientific and data-science applications to Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).