ExCALIBUR-HEP

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

We propose to establish a design and development working group (DDWG) to cover exascale science topics in experimental high energy physics (HEP). The HEP computing usage is currently at the preExascale stage and the participation to ExCALIBUR will enable exchange of ideas and good practice with other Sciences at a similar scale to ours. This proposal is put forward by the UK HEP community and aims to foster collaboration with colleagues from other communities. During the first phase of ExCALIBUR the HEP DDWG will provide demonstrators of exascale algorithms and data management infrastructure for the benefit of HEP and beyond. These activities follow the ExCALIBUR four pillars approach and are chosen to provide high research impact in areas of UK leadership evolving towards exascale science in the 2020s.

Attachments with full details:
- Case for Support
- Justification of Resources
- Track Record
- Workplan
- Pathways to Impact

Project partners:
- StackHPC (letter attached)
- Maxeller (letter attached)

Support letters:
- Joint letter from Worldwide LHC Computing Grid, Hep Software Foundation, IRIS-HEP (international support)
- Letter from the Alan Turing Institute

Publications

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Description Organisation of school for Postgraduate/Postdoctoral researchers across High Energy Experimental and Theoretical Physics on Parallel Programming and Data Parallelism
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cvent.com/c/express/659acf33-4e9d-42c1-bed1-d2a01c640ae1
 
Description HEP community collaboration on R&D for detector simulation on GPU accelerators 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department Physics Department
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design and development of algorithms for data flow and electromagnetic physics processes for detector simulation on GPU accelerators.
Collaborator Contribution Design and development of algorithms for data flow and electromagnetic physics processes for detector simulation on GPU accelerators.
Impact Demonstrator code and applications for benchmarking physics and throughput performance.
Start Year 2020
 
Description HEP community collaboration on R&D for detector simulation on GPU accelerators 
Organisation Fermilab - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Design and development of algorithms for data flow and electromagnetic physics processes for detector simulation on GPU accelerators.
Collaborator Contribution Design and development of algorithms for data flow and electromagnetic physics processes for detector simulation on GPU accelerators.
Impact Demonstrator code and applications for benchmarking physics and throughput performance.
Start Year 2020
 
Description HEP community collaboration on R&D for detector simulation on GPU accelerators 
Organisation Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Design and development of algorithms for data flow and electromagnetic physics processes for detector simulation on GPU accelerators.
Collaborator Contribution Design and development of algorithms for data flow and electromagnetic physics processes for detector simulation on GPU accelerators.
Impact Demonstrator code and applications for benchmarking physics and throughput performance.
Start Year 2020