EXCELLERAT P2 Shines at ISC High Performance 2024

Sophia Honisch presenting EXCELLERAT P2 at the EuroHPC JU Booth at ISC24

ISC High Performance 2024 took place from 12-16
May in Hamburg, Germany, and brought together more than 3,000 attendees from 51
countries, making it a key event for the High-Performance Computing (HPC),
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Quantum Computing (QC) communities. This
year’s conference highlighted the convergence of HPC and AI, as well as
introducing a track dedicated to quantum computing.

Among the project presentations at the EuroHPC
Joint Undertaking’s booth was the introduction of EXCELLERAT P2 by Sophia
Honisch (HLRS). Her presentation detailed the core codes and use cases of the
Centre of Excellence, which benefit the engineering community by harnessing
advanced HPC capabilities to address complex engineering challenges.

In addition to Honisch’s presentation, part of the
conference was the WOIV’24: 8th International Workshop on In Situ
Visualisation. This workshop, held on 16 May from 9:00 to 13:00 in Hall Y6,
featured a presentation by Dennis Grieger (HLRS) on interactive in-situ
visualisation. His work, part of the EXCELLERAT P2 project, presented the
extension of the parallel visualisation framework Vistle with a SENSEI-based in
situ module. This extension allows interactive configuration of the
visualisation pipeline at simulation runtime, enabling immersive virtual
environments and efficient in-transit data transfer to secondary clusters.
Initial benchmarks show promising results with minimal runtime overhead as long
as sufficient CPU resources are allocated.

For those who missed the event, ISC High
Performance 2024 offers free on-demand
access
to keynote presentations, ensuring that the wealth of knowledge
shared at the conference is accessible to all. The next edition of ISC will
take place from 10-13 June 2025.

— Sophia Honisch, HLRS