High Performance Computing (HPC) Technical Committee

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A warm welcome to the High-Performance Computing (HPC) Technical Committee's wiki page! As part of the OpenFOAM Governance structure, our job is to work together with the community to overcome the actual HPC bottlenecks of OpenFOAM. Here, you can find information about us, our current activities and also how to get in touch.

Members of the Committee

This is the list of the current active committee members, led by Ivan Spisso who acts as chairman.

The members represent a balanced and geographically distributed mix Members of Release and Maintenace Authority (ESI-OpenCFD, Wikki), HPC experts (CINECA, KAUST, ORNL), Hardware OEM (NVIDIA, Intel, ARM), HPC system integrators (E4), domain-specific expert (FM Global, GM)

A brief description follows:

Chair: Ivan Spisso, HPC specialist for academic and industrial CFD applications, CINECA (Itay)

Mark Olesen: Principal Engineer, ESI-OpenCFD (Germany)

Simone Bnà: HPC developer, CINECA (Italy)

Henrik Rusche, Wikki Ltd. (Germany)

Fabrizio Magugliani Strategic Planning and Business, E4 (Italy)

Michael Klemm Principal Engineer, Giacomo Rossi Application Software Eng., Intel (Germany / Italy)

Oliver Perks, Staff Field Application Engineer, ARM (UK)

Stan Posey, Filippo Spiga, NVIDIA (US/UK)

William F. Godoy, Scientific Data Group, Oak Ridge National Lab (US)

Pham Van Phuc, Institute of Technology, Shimizu Corporation

Stefano Zampini, Research Scientist, Extreme Computing Research Center, KAUST (Saudi Arabia). Member of PETSC dev. Team

Luwayemisi Oluwole Fire Dynamics Group, FM Global

Moududur Rahman, Raman Bansal, HPC SW Innovation Group, GM

Repository: Code repository

How to contact us

To contact the committee, a specific email-address [1] has been set-up. This alias will automatically forward the incoming request to all current members of the committee. The chairman is responsible for processing any incoming emails and give an appropriate and timely answer.

Our Workflow

The Committee meets with biannual meetings:

* One physical, at the annual ESI OpenFOAM Conference. Typically, October time 
* One virtual, to be held six months after the physical one (around April)  

In between the meetings, we carry out planned activities and common projects on-going keep in touch via an online collaboration tools.

An important part of the work is formulating code improvement proposal and recommendations to the Steering Committee, which makes the final decision.



Code repository for the HPC Technical Committee: Code repository

Activity Log