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Training course "ESM user forum"

(Course no. 842020 in the training programme 2020 of Forschungszentrum Jülich)

04 Feb 2020 09:00
06 Feb 2020 17:00
Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Rotunda, building 16.4, room 301


Logo of the Earth System Modelling community


Since July 2018, the ESM partition of the JUWELS cluster module provides HPC resources dedicated for Earth System Modelling (ESM). The aim of this partition is to enable frontier simulations in this field of crucial societal relevance as well as the initialization, tuning, and coupling of various models and submodels which sum up to an emerging Helmholtz ESM system. It is also foreseen that the JUWELS booster module, which is planned for 2020, will be extended with an ESM partition. This course provides an overview of current developments at JSC related to the JUWELS system and gives users from the Helmholtz ESM project ( and from the PilotLab ExaESM the opportunity to discuss their specific issues and challenges. This time, we will have a focus on the ongoing preparations in the ESM community for the GPU based JUWELS Booster. In addition, February 6 is reserved for a PilotLab ExaESM Meeting.

The course is specifically tailored to the interests and needs of the ESM community.


 Agenda of the "ESM User Forum" 2020 (PDF, 220 kB)


Basic knowledge on HPC and ESMs.
Please bring your own laptop for the "hands on" sessions. (Internet is available on campus via eduroam.)

Target audience:

Users of JUWELS Earth system model (ESM) partition in Jülich


This course is taught in English.


2 days, the third day is reserved for a PilotLab ExaESM Meeting.


4-6 February 2020, 09:00-17:00


Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Rotunda, building 16.4, room 301

Number of Participants:

minimum 5


Staff members of JSC, IBG-3 and IEK-8


Photo Dr. Olaf Stein
Dr. Olaf Stein
Phone: +49 2461 61-2370

Course material:

list of presentations