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SeisSol Revealed as Mystery Application at the Student Cluster Competition 2022

At the SC22 Supercomputing Conference, the Student Cluster Competition has revealed SeisSol as its “Mystery Application”. In 2022, 13 student teams again take part in a 48-hour live contest to compute HPC workloads on their compute clusters. While participants could prepare for most of the SCC applications over the summer, the Mystery Application is only revealed when the cluster competition has started. We’re proud to introduce SeisSol as this year’s Mystery Application.
1 Minutes Nov 15, 2022 164 Words

Years-Long Collaboration Helps Geophysicists Better Understand Severe Earthquake-Tsunami Risks

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing featured an article about the successful LMU+TUM collaboration on SeisSol - read the full article here:
1 Minutes Apr 7, 2022 22 Words

Paper on 3D Acoustic-Elastic Coupling with Gravity Accepted for SC21 Conference

As part of the ChEESE project, we realised a Pilot Demonstrator for simulating tsunami-earthquake interaction. The respective paper on “3D Acoustic-Elastic Coupling with Gravity: The Dynamics of the 2018 Palu, Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami” (L. Krenz et al.) has been accepted for the SC21 Supercomputing Conference. Read the news piece on the ChEESE website:
1 Minutes Jul 8, 2021 55 Words

ChEESE - Center of Excellence in the domain of Solid Earth

Since November 2018, SeisSol is one of 10 flagship codes of ChEESE, the new European Center of Excellence (CoE) in the domain of Solid Earth (SE). ChEESE targets the preparation of 10 Community flagship European codes for the upcoming pre-Exascale (2020) and Exascale (2022) supercomputers. SeisSol will be involved in the preparation of two Pilot Demonstrators in ChEESE: Physics-based tsunami-earthquake interaction and Physics-Based Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment (PSHA).
1 Minutes Dec 1, 2019 68 Words

SeisSol selected for Student Cluster Competition Reproducibility Challenge

The SC18 Student Cluster Competition has chosen SeisSol and the simulation of the Sumatra 2004 earthquake as the Selected Paper for its Reproducibility Challenge. During the SC18 Award Ceremony, the authors of the respective SC17 paper received a Certificate of Appreciation from ACM’s SIGHPC as recognition for reproducible methods and for providing the reproducibility challenge task. Article by Christopher Bross: Student Cluster Competition:
1 Minutes Feb 8, 2018 65 Words

Best Paper Award at SC17

The paper Extreme Scale Multi-Physics Simulations of the Tsunamigenic 2004 Sumatra Megathrust Earthquake (available as open access) by Carsten Uphoff et al. has been selected as SC17 Best Paper. Articles picking up on this paper include: GCS NewsFlash: Researchers Create Largest, Longest Multiphysics Earthquake Simulation to Date (article by Eric Gedenk): Press release “New insights into the 2004 Sumatra megathrust earthquake”: see reprint on Article in R&D World: “Largest Supercomputer Simulation of Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake” (by Linda Barney) https://www.
1 Minutes Nov 23, 2017 80 Words

Researchers Create Largest, Longest Multiphysics Earthquake Simulation to Date

We were featured in a research highlight of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing. Read the full article:
1 Minutes Nov 13, 2017 18 Words