Cerfacs Enter the world of high performance ...

European Research Night 2017 : the CERFACS stand

CERFACS was present at the European Researcher Night 2017 at the  Quai des Savoirs à Toulouse a with a stand entitled “Can one enter an engine, an airplane or the whole Earth into a computer”?

The stand of the Cerfacs at the Quai des Savoirs in Toulouse (click on the image for a slower scroll)

Interactive presentation of the stand (click on the image for a commented game of 15 mn)

To the left of the stand, a silent animation presented examples of numerical simulations carried out at CERFACS: the power of supercomputers, flames, engines, gas turbines, aircraft, floods and climate. Projected on the wall, an interactive slideshow allowed the public to immerse themselves in the world of numerical simulation by answering questions of increasing difficulty using color boxes with the letters A, B or C: notion of digital grid , space or time steps, number of dimensions, increased power of computers, flames, aircraft, floods, climate and hurricanes. A hundred people were attentive to the CERFACS booth and many participated in the quiz from the beginning to the end of the presentation. Matthias Delozzo, Sophie Ricci, Olivier Thual and Sophie Valcke, representing CERFACS on the booth, were able to interact with the public through various discussions on scientific computing.

The media and the CERFACS stand:


67 climate modelling groups use OASIS3-MCT to assemble more than 80 coupled applications

superadmin |  10 September 2019

OASIS3-MCT is a coupler of codes developed at Cerfacs and used around the world, mainly for climate modelling applications. Our last survey confirms that OASIS3-MCT is used by 67 modelling groups to assemble more than 80 different coupled applications over the 5 continents. These applications include global or regional configurations of ocean and atmosphere models but also sea ice, sea level, wave, ocean biogeochemistry, land, vegetation, river routing, hydrological and atmospheric chemistry models. OASIS3-MCT is used in 5 of the 7 European Earth System Models participating to the 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) that produces the climate simulations forming the basis of the next report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)”Read more

Sparse Days Meeting 2019 at Cerfacs, Toulouse

Brigitte Yzel |  12 May 2019

The annual Sparse Days meeting will be held at CERFACS in Toulouse on 11th and 12th July 2019. Registration for the Sparse Days is free but we ask people who are coming to register as soon as possible although the deadline is June 14th. Please complete the registration form (deadline : June 14th) indicating whether you want to give a talk and whether you wish to attend the conference dinner. Although an emphasis will be on parallel aspects, any talk that has an association with sparsity is welcome.Read more