EXCELLERAT’s Second Virtual All-Hands Meeting

Our second virtual project meeting took place from 9 to 11 December 2020. Representatives from all partners, a total of more than 30 participants on each of the three days, presented the EXCELLERAT project tasks’ progress and challenges they faced throughout this year, as well as the need for a continuous evolution and mastering this final project year.

On the first day, the focus was on the general management, communication and dissemination activities on behalf of EXCELLERAT, the services and respectively the updates on the Service Portal, as well as the market context and sustainability of the centre of excellence.

On day two of the meeting, the technical experts presented the status of each of EXCELLERAT’s use-cases, as well as the progress with regards to meshing, the core codes’ Exascale readiness, and benchmarking.

The latest amendments of the brand strategy were discussed on 11 December. Furthermore, an overview of the data transfer task, as well as enhanced services at EXCELLERAT, was given. The meeting was closed with a roundtable discussion and a wrap-up by the technical manager Amgad Dessoky.

In summary, this was a very successful and productive project meeting, reflecting good research results and achievements over the past two years, and a targeted roadmap for the rest of the project runtime. The team only faced minor technical issues. Even though this meeting worked well, we hope that the next and final consortium meeting can be organised as a face-to-face event!

—Sophia Honisch, HLRS