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ChEESE participated in the virtual EGU General Assembly (vEGU2021), held on 19-30 April 2021, with 14 vPICO presentations held in the second week of the event.
ChEESE researchers from INGV have recently published an article describing the current state of the European HPC system, how ChEESE is preparing codes for the exascale era and the role of INGV within the project.
ChEESE had successfully run a simulation of the Mw 7 Samos-Izmir earthquake that affected Turkey in 2020 as part of it´s work on Pilot Demonstrator 1 “Urgent Seismic Simulations”.
ChEESE researchers Piero Lanucara (CINECA) and Josep de la Puente (BSC) presented the talk "The ChEESE Effort Toward Building a GPU Ecosystem for Earth Science" at the GPU Technology Conference 2021 (GTC 2021) on 13 April 2021 at 11:00-11:40 CEST.
ChEESE partner Jorge Macias, a senior researcher from Universidad de Málaga, was chosen as the guest editor of the GeoHazards special issue titled "Modelling and Numerical Simulation of Tsunami". Researchers may submit their work until 31 December 2021.

EuroHPC Summit Week (EHPCSW) is an annual event gathers the main technology suppliers and HPC infrastructures to scientific and industrial HPC users in Europe. This year´s edition took place on 22-26 March 2021.

ChEESE celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February 2021 by launching a video titled "The ChEESE Women in Science".

Our knowledge of the deep structures of the earth is largely due to geophysical methods. Indeed, it is impossible to directly observe the composition or structures at depths of several tens, hundreds or thousands of kilometers. We therefore have to probe the earth indirectly from measurements made by instruments on the earth's surface. Among geophysical methods, seismic tomography uses measurements of seismic waves that have propagated through the earth to calculate the properties of geological environments at depth.

The year 2020 was a difficult year for ChEESE. Our members have had to deal with lockdowns, restrictions, remote working while taking care of young children, and a lot of other stresses that come with a pandemic. However, ChEESE partners have gone above and beyond in their work and have never faltered in their dedication to excellence. 

An all-female editorial board composed of ChEESE members Alice-Agnes Gabriel (LMU Munich), Marta Pienkowska (ETH Zurich), Sara Barsotti (IMO) and Manuela Volpe (INGV) will oversee a special issue in Frontiers in Earth Science titled "High-Performance Computing in Solid Earth Geohazards: Progresses, Achievements and Challenges for a Safer World". This Research Topic is proudly promoted by the ChEESE project. Everyone whose work falls under the scope of this topic is welcome to contribute. 

Achieving high performance is a complicated task. Different levels have to be exploited - from single core performance up to cluster-wide performance. Furthermore, different techniques and skills have to be used.

Held virtually on October 26-29, 2020 the PRACE course "Tools & Techniques to quickly improve performances of HPC applications in Solid Earth" was developed in the CHEESE framework by CINECA staff to mostly focus on the main HPC issues for Earth Science.