Subprogamme 3&4 Workshop

16 June 2022

It is a pleasure to inform you about an upcoming workshop organized by EERA JP Wind (Subprogramme 3 Wind conditions and climate and Subprogramme 4 Aerodynamics, loads and control). The workshop will be hosted by EERA JP Wind online on 16th June 10:00-12:00.

The title of the workshop will be: 

“How Wind Energy Research can make the most of advances in High Performance Computing (HPC)”

The workshop aims to share knowledge about High Performance Computing (HPC) and its application, to EERA JP Wind members. HPC is used in many research areas within Wind Energy, from climate and meteorology, to computational fluid dynamics, to structural and electrical engineering, and more besides. While performance of HPC systems continues to grow rapidly, can we be sure that our methodologies running on these platforms fully exploit these higher capabilities? Is the research pushing the capabilities, or are the capabilities pulling the research? What is the correct balance between using expensive advanced HPC resources and finding methods that need fewer HPC resources?

So far, we have the following speakers:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Richard Stevens, University of Twente, NL (guest speaker)

Speaking about “Fluid Physics and High Performance Computing Modeling Challenges of Wind Farms“

Prof. Stefan Ivanell, Uppsala University, SE (invited)

Speaking about “”Towards industry LES for wind farm flows using GPU-based lattice Boltzmann solvers”

If you would also like to be part of the programme, please send potential contributions (title + short abstract) to Julien Balsen  (EERA JP Wind Operations & Communications Manager) by 1st of June. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following questions:

What are the latest results within Wind Energy research coming from HPC?

What new research will be made possible through developments in HPC?

Are the model codes ready for HPC of the future?

How are GPUs used in Wind Energy research computations?

How could quantum computers used in Wind Energy research computations?