Announcement: OpenFOAM for exascale HPC architectures – exaFOAM

We are pleased to announce the participation of our 8th Floor CFD@FSB Group in exaFOAM!

What is exaFOAM?

exaFOAM is a Consortium consisting of a well-balanced group of experts to work on the co-design of OpenFOAM targeting (pre)-exascale HPC architectures.

It was founded after the successful bid in the EUROHPC-03-2019 call: Industrial software codes for extreme scale computing environments and applications.

What is the challenge?

  • To enable the OpenFOAM Community to exploit efficiently and thoroughly the current and evolving HPC hardware and middleware.
  • To seek synergies with expert open-source centres of knowledge, including the use of novel mathematical methods and algorithms.

What is the scope?

  • To improve industrial software and codes based on OpenFOAM technology for industrial users to fully exploit the new capabilities of extreme performance HPC environments.
  • Novel algorithms, efficiency, scalability, refactoring, porting and optimisation to novel HPC hardware and software architectures of increased performance.

The Consortium

  • ESI Group (France)
  • CINECA Consorzio InterUniversitario (Italy)
  • E4 Computer Engineering SpA (Italy)ž
  • Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • University of Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Wikki (Germany)
  • Upstream CFD (Germany)
  • Universitaet Stuttgart, HLRS (Germany)
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center, BSC (Spain)
  • National Technical University of Athens, NTUA (Greece)
  • University of Minho (Portugal)