Today scientists and engineers are commonly faced with the challenge of modelling, predicting and controlling multiscale systems which cross scientific disciplines and where several processes acting at different scales coexist and interact. Such multidisciplinary multiscale models, when simulated in three dimensions, require large scale or even extreme scale computing capabilities. Progress in science and technology is limited by our ability to solve efficiently such problems on available distributed computing infrastructures. The MAPPER project will respond to this critical need by developing computational strategies, software and services for distributed multiscale simulations across disciplines, exploiting existing and evolving European e-Infrastructure. Driven by seven challenging applications from five representative scientific domains (fusion, clinical decision making, systems biology, nano science, engineering), MAPPER will deploy a computational science environment for distributed multiscale computing on and across European e-infrastructures. By taking advantage of existing software and services, as delivered by EU and national projects, MAPPER will result in high quality components for today's e-Infrastructures. We will advance the state-of-the-art in high performance computing on European e-Infrastructures by enabling distributed execution of multiscale models. We will develop tools, software and services that allow two modes (loosely - and tightly coupled) of multiscale computing, in a user friendly and transparent way. We will integrate our applications into the MAPPER environment, and we will demonstrate their enhanced capabilities by answering one challenging scientific question related to each application. We plan to collaborate with other projects on adaptation of successful MAPPER methodologies, and will work with resource providers to develop policies facilitating the new multiscale computing paradigms.
The MAPPER Factsheet is available from here.
Request for comments to MAPPER's multiscale computing roadmap
Following recommendations after the 2nd review, MAPPER has produced a roadmap identifying steps required to attract communities. The roadmap was implemented in the final eight months of the project. About 25 individuals were approached, some of which six actually started to use MAPPER, while others confirmed that they would start to use MAPPER later. MAPPER trained them, offered support, and some of them are already producing results that will be presented in scientific publications. Moreover, MAPPER actively disseminated to eleven projects, resulting in varying levels of collaboration. MAPPER has had a very active collaboration with PRACE and EGI, resulting in true uptakes of MAPPER technology. Finally, a number of scientific communities are now aware of MAPPER.
In order to further boost the roadmap implementation, however, MAPPER kindly asks stakeholders devoted to multiscale computing for feedback. We are especially interested in critical reviews of the roadmap and in additional requirements and new results. We are grateful for your feedback to info(at)mapper-project(dot)eu.
- Roadmap Report V1.2 Final.pdf
- Middleware Intro.pdf
- AHE and Nano.pdf
- HOTELS IN BARCELONA.pdf
- MAPPER Summer School 2013_v4.pdf
- Roadmap Jan 2013-v1 0.pdf
- Status update after Y2.pdf