H2020 funding for Alfons Hoekstra

1 April 2015

In the H2020 FET High Performance Computing call, Prof. Alfons Hoekstra (research group Section Computational Science) has received a grant of EUR 4 million as coordinator for the ComPat project: Computing Patterns for High Performance Multiscale Computing.

The main objective is to develop generic High Performance Multiscale Computing algorithms for emerging Exascale Computers, addressing the challenges posed by heterogeneous architectures and making it possible to run multiscale applications with extreme data requirements while achieving scalability, robustness, resiliency, and energy efficiency. The development is driven by grand challenge applications from Biomedicine, Fusion, Material Science, and Astrophysics.


Hoekstra’s team at the Computational Science Lab will work on cell based models of blood flow, with the goal to explicitly simulate flow of hundreds of millions of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, taking full account of their mechanical and biological properties and interactions, and apply this to cardiovascular disease in order to study details of thrombosis and atherosclerosis. Moreover, they will extend their Multiscale Modelling and Simulation Framework with High Performance Multiscale Computing capabilities. In collaboration with project partners they will investigate generic exascale computing via the concept of multiscale computing patterns.

The granted total budget is EUR 3.94 million (UvA share is EUR 772,750).


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