June 17-21, 2012

Hamburg, Germany

Contribution Details

Name: Large Scale Simulations
(14) Physics Simulations on the DESY HPC Platform
Time: Monday, June 18, 2012
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Room:   Hall H, #911
CCH - Congress Center Hamburg
Speakers:   Ilya Agapov, European XFEL
Abstract:   High performance or massively parallel computing is gaining momentum at DESY, driven by the recent accelerator and detector developments, and new experiments like single particle imaging or crystallography at Free Electron Laser facilities like FLASH, LCLS or - in the near future - at the European XFEL. A small-to-medium scale HPC platform was launched in 2011 at DESY Hamburg and is now being expanded and optimized for specific simulation and data processing tasks. The main usage so far has been for studies of novel particle acceleration techniques and for simulations required for preparation for the startup of the European XFEL facility. Later on the platform should also be able to handle challenging high-rate data processing tasks. To this end, specific applications are currently being bechmarked, to test performance and stability of cluster/parallel filesystems. Here we report on the hardware platform status, experience with physics simulations, and software developments to facilitate optimal usage of the cluster.  
  • Tutorial Pass
  • HPC in Asia Workshop Pass
  • Conference Pass
  • Conference Pass or Exhibition Pass
    Satellite Event marked with * requires separate pass
  • Morning & Afternoon Coffee Breaks
    Midday Lunch Break
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