EXCELLERAT collaborates with the HiDALGO Centre of Excellence

The two Centres of Excellence (CoEs) HiDALGO – HPC and Big Data Technologies for Global Systems – and EXCELLERAT are successfully collaborating, for instance in the improvement of HiDALOGO’s Urban Air Pollution Pilot. HiDALGO developed the pilot and asked the EXCELLERAT team for support during the pilot’s application improvement phase. Together they pushed forward the pilot case, as they improved mesh quality, speed-up, and parallel efficiency of the Urban Air Pollution Pilot. This success was efficiently achieved within a few months thanks to the excellent exchange of knowledge and cooperation. Future collaboration on the case study is already planned. Furthermore, the two Centres of Excellence will continue to contribute to or co-organise events of common interest, such as a joint CoEs workshop in January 2021. This will mainly be channeled through their common partner HLRS.

HiDALGO is a European project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union, carried out by 13 institutions from seven countries, with a strong vision: We advance technology to master global challenges.
Understanding major global challenges as well as their underlying parameters is a vital issue in our modern world. Various examples, such as health care, the transition of green technologies or the evolution of the global climate up to hazards and stress tests for the financial sector demonstrate the complexity of the involved simulation systems. This high level of complexity becomes even more evident in the case of coupled systems: the problem statements and their corresponding parameters depend on each other, which results in very involved interconnected simulations. Although the process of bringing together the different aspects has already started within the Centre of Excellence for Global Systems Science (CoeGSS), the importance of assisted decision making by addressing global, multi-dimensional problems is more important than ever. To predict the impact of global decisions with their dependencies, we need an accurate problem representation and a systemic analysis. To achieve this, HiDALGO enables highly accurate simulations, data analytics and data visualisation, and also provides knowledge on how to integrate the various workflows as well as the corresponding data.
Find more information about HiDALGO on the website.