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

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 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?

10:00                Workshop opening by Jake Badger (SP3 coordinator)

10:05                Dr Michele Weiland, University of Edinburgh, UK (guest speaker)  “Modelling and simulation in the Exascale era”

10:40                Assoc. Prof. Dr. Richard Stevens, University of Twente, NL (guest speaker) “Fluid Physics and High Performance Computing Modeling Challenges of Wind Farms“

11:15                Prof. Stefan Ivanell, Uppsala University, SE (invited) ”Towards industry LES for wind farm flows using GPU-based lattice Boltzmann solvers”

11:50                Mikel Iribas , CENER, ES, “Engineering High Computed needs for offshore wind developments”

12:25                Workshop close by Antonio Ugarte Olarreaga (SP4 coordinator) 

12:30                Close

(Talks are 25 minutes with 10 minutes for questions, after each talk.)

If you’re interested, please register here