The ESiWACE3 Consortium has just published a Call For Proposals (CFP) to apply for some of the services provided by the 3rd phase of ESiWACE - Center of Excellence in Simulation of Weather and Climate in Europe. This call aims to support the exascale preparations for the European Earth-System Models (ESM) community.

The goal of the call is to improve model efficiency and readying the software to enable model execution on existing and near-future hardware architectures. The target of this effort can be enabling simulation experiments at unprecedented grid resolutions or ensemble sizes or including computationally expensive physical processes that were previously unfeasible. It could also be to achieve a smaller time-to-solution or energy-to-solution for current state-of-the-art simulations.

The call is open to all groups developing and maintaining ESM codes, not only the ESiWACE3 partners. It will run from 1 May 2023 at 14:00 h CEST until 1 November 2023 at 14:00 h CET. Proposals will be subject to review regarding technical feasibility by the service-providing partners and undergo a review more focussed on scientific impact by an external committee. When found eligible, the project will be granted in-kind contribution by one of these partners (or a combination thereof).

This CFP has been prepared by the Netherlands eScience Center, Eviden (an ATOS business), the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS), and the Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) within the ESiWACE - Center of Excellence in Simulation of Weather and Climate in Europe.

With this service, the ESiWACE3 Consortium expects to establish collaborative projects in which the ESiWACE experts provide advice and engineering effort to the applicant. Apart from offering limited engineering time and implementing code modifications, the projects aim to provide guidance and establish knowledge transfer between HPC experts and modelling groups.

More information, as well as the instructions to apply for the services, can be found here.

ESiWACE3 has received funding from the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) and the European Union under grant agreement No 101093054.