The RISC project aims at deepening strategic R&D cooperation between Europe and Latin America in the field ofHigh Performance Computing (HPC) by building a multinational and multi-stakeholder community that will involve a significant representation of the relevant HPC R&D European and Latin American actors (researchers, policy makers, users). RISC will identify common needs, research issues and opportunities for cooperative R&D on HPC between EU and Latin America in the transition to multi-core architectures across the computing spectrum and relevant programming paradigms, algorithms and modelling approaches, thus setting the basis for the formulation of a global strategy for future research.
RISC project objectives :
- Deepening strategic R&D cooperation between Europe and Latin America in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC) by building a multinational and multi-stakeholder community through capacity building, awareness building, networking and training events
- Assessing the ICT collaboration potential for the two regions – EU and Latin America
- Producing a Green Paper on High Performance Computing and Suprcomputing Drivers and Needs in Latin America
- Producing a Roadmap for High Performance Computing and Supercomputing strategic R&D in Latin America
- Identifying strategic research clusters in order to foster targeted research collaboration in these areas;
- Enhancing HPC R&D policy dialogue between policy makers and stakeholders from EU and Latin American HPC communities
The Targeted Areas where RISC will devote its research are:
- Computational Biology (includes but not limited to: advanced modeling of the genome, genome sequencing, modeling of epidemics, etc.);
- Oil Exploration Advanced Modeling (includes but not limited to: advanced computational methods and techniques for oil exploration, etc)
- Natural Disasters Modeling and Simulation ( Includes but not limited to: Hurricane a Catastrophe Modelling, Air Pollution Modelling, etc.)
- HPC and Supercomputing – driver for Innovation ( Innovation and HPC, etc.
- Other research topics of interest for industry and academia requiring HPC and Supercomputing.