Scientific Workshop: High Performance Computing for Water Related Hazards

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 13:00 - Friday, July 1, 2016 13:00
LRZ Building, University campus Garching, near Munich, Lecture Hall (Hörsaal, H.E.009)



Call for workshop participation

The Czech-Bavarian Competence Team for Supercomputing Applications invites all interested researchers to a workshop on large-scale simulation  of water-related hazard scenarios. Contributed presentations are welcome (for Jun 30) on all related topics, in particular on demands and desired features of (future) simulation software, parallelisation for current and novel HPC platforms, as well as establishing scalable simulation workflows on supercomputing environments. Simulation scenarios may include rain-induced floods, storm surges, tsunamis, and similar events.
If you wish to give a presentation, please submit a title and short abstract (10-20 lines) via email to Prof. Michael Bader <>.

The workshop is collocated with the PRACE PATC course (June 27-29, separate registration necessary) on Intel MIC Programming, at LRZ, see the course description on

In particular, the two events will share a series on invited talks on June 29.

Michael Bader, Technische Universität München
Arndt Bode, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre
Vít Vondrák , IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre

The detailed program can be found in the agenda in pdf format.

Preliminary schedule

Wednesday, June  29,  2016, 13:00-18:00

Plenum session with invited talks on MIC experience and best practice recommendations
(joint session with the PRACE PATC Course: Intel MIC Programming Workshop)

  • 13:00-13:45 Andrey Semin, Intel: "Intel Xeon Phi (Knights Landing) optimisation best known methods"
  • 13:45-14:30 Jan Eitzinger, RRZE: "Evaluation of Intel Xeon Phi "Knights Corner": Opportunities and Shortcomings"

  • 14:45-15:30 Serhiy Mochalskyy, IPP: "Simulation using MIC co-processor on HELIOS"
  • 15:30-16:15 Branislav Jansik / Vit Vondrak, IT4Innovations

  • 16:30-17:15 Michael Bader, IPCC@TUM: "Experiences with earthquake and tsunami simulation on Xeon Phi platforms"
  • 17:15-18:00 Luigi Iapichino / Fabio Baruffa, IPCC@LRZ: "Towards modernisation of the Gadget code on many-core architectures"

Thursday, June  30,  2016, full day

  • Contributed Talks on large-scale simulation of water-related hazard scenarios
    The detailed program can be found in the agenda in pdf format.

Friday, July  1,  2016, until noon

  • Special Session on "Flood simulation in Bavaria"
    The detailed program can be found in the agenda in pdf format.


The workshop is organised within the joint German-Czech Republic project CzeBaCCA


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Language: English

Via the LRZ registration form. Please choose course HWRH1S16.

Hands-on: There will be no exercises.
Contact: Prof. Michael Bader <> (TUM)