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Cycling: it’s good for your health, air quality and climate! This page presents the initiatives implemented at Cerfacs to promote the daily use of bicycles.

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This Spring, Cerfacs participates in Allons-Y A Vélo (AYAV) – “Let's go by bike” from May 30th to June 10th. During this period, leave your car in the garage, hop on your bicycle and get some fresh air!

In particular, Cerfacs participates in the AYAV challenge: use your bike to come to work and write down the kms covered each day of the week and help us rank Cerfacs among the most cycling companies in the Toulouse region!

More details very soon and have fun cycling!

The map of the routes of Cerfacs cyclists

Many people come to Cerfacs daily by bike. Here is the map of their itineraries. Feel free to contact velo@cerfacs.fr if you want more information about these trips, or if you want to add your route!

Bicycle mileage allowance (Forfait Mobilité Durable – FMD)

Since January 1, 2021, Cerfacs has implemented the bicycle mileage allowance (FMD for Forfait Mobilité Durable) for its employees, according to this agreement, which regulates its terms. If you are a Cerfacs employee and wish to benefit from the  FMD (up to 500 Euros per year), first read the document on bicycle safety rules and then complete and sign the FMD payment request form. The  will be paid quarterly upon presentation of the completed template file.

Self-service bicycles

Do you need a bike for a race in Les Pradettes, to get around the campus, or even to go home one night because your car broke down?

Two bicycles are in self-service, one pink and white and one green just outside the old building. Feel free to take advantage of it. The keys are available at the Cerfacs reception desk and in the F4 office (NW corner of the old building). You will then be asked to sign a release form.

Repair material

Repair equipment is available in office D2 (just next to the GLOBC meeting room). There is also an inflation and repair station with a stem and various tools on the parking lot of the social centre on the right as you leave Météo-France.

Nearest bicycle-Toulouse station

The nearest Toulouse Velô station is located 700 m from the entrance to the site at the junction between Chemin Reboul and Chemin du Marin, and there are also some at Les Pradettes and Route de Saint-Simon. All the details on the Vélô Toulouse website.

Cyclist mailing list on Météo France campus

Finally, if you are interested to interact with other cyclists on Météo France campus, you can register to velo-meteopole@meteo.fr (send an empty mail to sympa@meteo.fr with in the Subject “subscribe velo-meteopole@meteo.fr FirstName FamilyName”)

Bike contact at Cerfacs: velo@cerfacs.fr


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Brigitte Yzel |  29 March 2022

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Press releases on the NextSim EuroHPC project

CERFACS |  9 February 2022

Press talks about the NextSim EuroHPC project. CERFACS is involved in two major points. The first topic is to extend the numerical capabilities of the code to perform scale-resolving simulations of jet noise configurations on exascale supercomputers. The second focus is to exploit data from these simulations by extracting or visualising relevant physical information during the computation. CERFACS is involved in the NextSim project (). The primary objective is to increase the capabilities of Computational Fluid Dynamics tools on extreme-scale parallel computing platforms for aeronautical design. This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement N° 956104. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Spain, France, Germany. This project has received funding from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) under grant agreement N° ANR-20-EHPC-0002-02. For more information, please visit Read more