Barcelona, 29 March 2022 - After three and a half years of research, the European-funded Center of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth (ChEESE) has succeeded in preparing simulation codes and applications as geohazard mitigation services that can be used to support the private and public sectors in decision-making related to earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. The potential services, proven to run efficiently on present pre-exascale prototype supercomputers, were carried out as demonstrators in operational environments.
The ChEESE Equality Committee, also known as ShEESE, celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by launching a social media campaign on the week of 11 February 2022. Photos and quotes of the project´s female researchers were posted on Twitter and LinkedIn and used the hashtags #InternationalDayofWomenandGirlsinScience, #WomeninScience, #howitstarted and #howitsgoing.
A real exercise was conducted on December 10, 2021 to test a potential service on volcanic ash forecasts developed by the EU-funded project, ChEESE Center of Excellence (CoE). The exercise, organised in cooperation with the Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC), was made possible thanks to the supercomputing resources provided by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), which allowed the delivery of higher-resolution ensemble-based deterministic and probabilistic products under the strict time constraints imposed by this urgent computing problem.
ChEESE organised a live demo of its Pilot Demonstrator 2 - Faster Than Real-Time (FTRT) Tsunami Simulations on 22 November 2021.
ChEESE partners from Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) will run two exercises this week in relation to the project´s work on hazard from volcanic tephra and tsunamis.
The ChEESE Advanced Training on HPC for Computational Seismology, held on 19-21 October 2021, brought together 46 participants from around the world who were interested in learning about HPC software packages related to seismology .