HPC4E contributes with HPC expertise to geophysical applications in the GEAGAM network workshop

HPC4E researcher Josep de la Puente (BSC) was the coordinator of the third edition of the Workshop on Geophysical Applications and HPC, hosted on 1 and 2 June by the BSC, and organised in the framework of the GEAGAM network.

A total of 35 professionals working on different aspects of (geo) physics, imaging, forward and inverse modelling, numerical algorithms and software design/optimization tackled multiple sides of this scientific area. The event also included keynotes from internationally recognised experts, as well as talks from leading specialists from all over the world.

“The third edition of this workshop offers a great networking opportunity. As well as being a good place to learn and discuss the topics in our area, it allows us to present the scientific results we are working on”, says Josep de la Puente, Geosciences Applications Group Manager at BSC and HPC4E researcher.

The agenda of the Workshop included a talk from another HPC4E researcher, Mauricio Hanzich (BSC): "Optimizing Finite Differences on Intel Architectures".

The GEAGAM network (Geophysical Exploration using Advanced Galerkin Methods) aims to improve and exchange interdisciplinary knowledge on applied mathematics, high performance computing, and geophysics to be able to better simulate and understand the materials composing the Earth's subsurface. The members of the network include the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), the Institut National de Researche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), TOTAL S.A., Politécnica Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), Universidad de Chile (UCHILE), Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria (USM), The University of Texas at Austin (UT) and King Abudullah University of Sciences and Technology (KAUST).