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The Cerfacs will participate in the French HPC competence centre.

17 April 2020

The European Commission, via a EuroHPC call for projects, has asked each of the member states to create a National HPC Competence Centre, which will be its sole interlocutor, both to express the needs of users with regard to these new technologies and to accompany them in their implementation. Teratec, Cerfacs and Genci presented their candidature as French HPC Competence Centre which was accepted by the commission. The starting date of the Competence Centre is set for 1 September 2020. Read more

Four Cerfacs projects selected into 20th PRACE call for proposals.

17 April 2020

The 20th Call for Proposals for PRACE Project Access received 59 eligible proposals, of which 45 were awarded a total of 2.11 billion core hours. CERFACS is implied in 4 projects with a total of more than 100 Million hours on Joliot-Curie HPC server. -  2 projects where Cerfacs is the leader : CLEANERFLAMES and HIFI-CoSep -  2 projects where Cerfacs collaborate : RockDyn and FULLEST More details : Read more

Center of Excellence in Combustion (CoE-C) : A new European project to make scientific computing a key element in the decarbonization of energy

17 April 2020

The "Center of Excellence in Combustion (CoE-C)” project selected by the EU in March 2020 brings together 11 partners from among the European leaders in numerical simulation of combustion, for a total budget of around 5.6 M€. The objective is to develop high-performance software accessible to the industrial sector for the design of innovative technologies. The project is therefore divided into 4 main activities: computing efficiency, modeling, data processing and future technologies. CERFACS is responsible for WP7: "Technological challenges", dedicated to the realization of digital and technical demonstrators for various applications. Read more

Continuity of activity of the Cerfacs during the Covid-19 pandemic

20 March 2020

On Monday 16 March 2020, in the context of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 epidemic, Cerfacs decided to reorganize its activities by implementing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and deploying teleworking facilities for all its employees. All staff members thus continue to carry out their full mission. Read more

A fiery wakeup call for climate science

26 February 2020

The extent of the recent wildfires in Australia significantly exceeded the projections of any member of the multi-model CMIP archive.  This highlights how current multi-model ensembles may be under-representing the risks of natural disasters under climate change.  Limited coupled system process representation in most models coupled with a lack of parameter uncertainty exploration means that some risks are not explored by the existing international multi-model framework.  This calls for a reassessment of how to focus climate model development on providing robust risk quantification for those impacts which most directly affect society. Sanderson, B.M., Fisher, R.A. A fiery wake-up call for climate science. Nat. Clim. Chang. (2020) nature.com Media coverage BBC Sydney Morning Herald The Guardian Wired The Daily Express Yahoo Read more

A researcher of CERFACS guest during the France Culture radio show « La méthode scientifique » this week

20 January 2020

Mélanie Rochoux,  a researcher at Cerfacs working on wildfire spread modeling at the interface between CFD simulations and data science, is invited to the France Culture radio show « La méthode scientifique » next Wednesday to talk about megafires. Who are they? How are they formed? What are their impacts? How science can provide insights? The radio show is on Wednesday, January 22nd at 4:00 pm on the France Culture's channel. Read more

Thierry Poinsot becomes member of the French Academy of Sciences

14 January 2020

Thierry Poinsot was elected at the French Academy of Sciences in december 2019 with 17 other scientists. This is a great recognition for the work done in Toulouse at IMFT (CNRS) and CERFACS over the last thirty years in CFD and in combustion.     Read more

Ph.D Defense Maël HARNIEH

7 January 2020

Prediction of the loss generation in anisothermal compressible flows applied to Nozzle Guide Vane with the Large Eddy Simulations   Maël HARNIEH Monday January 20th - 2 p.m. Read more

CERFACS scientist named in 2019 Clarivate ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ list

25 November 2019

Dr. Rosie Fisher, a researcher at CERFACS working on land surface modeling and terrestrial ecosystem dynamics, was named in the 2019 Web of Science "Highly Cited Researchers" list, which recognizes influential researchers of the past decade, as demonstrated by the authorship of highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations. Dr Fisher has been working in the Global Change group (GLOBC) at CERFACS since 2018 as part of a collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, where she was formerly a staff scientist. Read more

THESIS PRIZE PAUL CASEAU, Thibaut LUNET, November 13, 2019

14 November 2019

THESIS PRIZE PAUL CASEAU 2019      was awarded on November 13, 2019 by EDF and National Academy of Technologies of France to M. Thibaut LUNET doctoral student of the ALGO team, for his thesis defended on 9 January 2018 and entitled "Space-time parallel strategies for the numerical simulation of turbulent flows"   Read more

A PhD student awarded of the “Outstanding Student Poster” of EGU

6 November 2019

Rem-Sophia MOURADI, PhD student at CERFACS  and EDF R&D Hydraulic Department, has been awarded of the "Outstanding Student Poster", during the EGU General Assembly 2019 (European Geosciences Union). This international conference gathers each year about 16 000 scientists with 6 000 oral presentations and 10 000 posters. Among the 2 500 posters presented by PhD students, fifty only are awarded with this price, that to say 2%. A combined orthogonal decomposition and polynomial chaos methodology for data-based analysis and prediction of coastal dynamics (Mouradi, R.-S.; Goeury, C.; Thual, O.; Zaoui, F.; Tassi, P.) Read more