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Welcome on the website of the Swiss Geocomputing Centre of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. We are part of the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment. Our centre is mainly interested in the development of high-performance geocomputing applications and algorithms. It federates interdisciplinary research across natural and human sciences, regrouping different fields from the geosciences into a dynamic and method oriented team.

The centre, affiliated to the P2i platform, is also devoted to teaching for a wide range of BSc, MSc and PhD level classes at the University of Lausanne. Introduction classes for BSc are designed to acquire the basics of numerical modelling, while MSc classes offer to students a large variety of geocomputing related projects to train their skills. Teaching local student is an important step enhancing the lateral spreading of supercomputing as promoted by CADMOS and supported by the CSCS at a national level.


News
  • Nvidia GTC 2019 Nvidia GTC 2019This year’s Nvidia GPU Technology Conference to take place in San Jose, Silicon Valley, CA. Besides the opening keynote by CEO Jensen Huang, a former researcher from the Swiss Geocomputing Centre, Ludovic Räss, gave a talk on geo-supercomputing. Recording is ...
  • 2019 GPU MPI intro course 2019 GPU MPI intro course First announcement The 2019 GPU course will target CUDA aware MPI: 1/ We will spend 3 days to program a CUDA C application to solve PDEs on a distributed memory system. 2/ We will discuss and implement how to overlap communication and computation ...
  • Recorded presentations now online Recorded presentations now onlineYou can now access here majority of the speakers contribution to the Swiss Geocomputing Centre kick-off workshop. Thank you again very much to all the participants for their presence, and to all the speakers and poster presenters for their contributions. > ...
  • Resolving thermomechanical coupling in two and three dimensions Resolving thermomechanical coupling in two and three dimensionsThibault Duretz, Ludovic Räss, Yury Podladchikov and Stefan Schmalholz recently published a new study about multi-physics couplings with focus on thermomechanical interactions. Their contribution (accessible here) assesses the ability of an iterative technique to resolve nonlinear interactions between thermal and mechanical ...
  • Conference Jose Fernando Mendes, 14 Nov 2018 Conference Jose Fernando Mendes, 14 Nov 2018 Jose Fernando Mendes Professor at the University of Aveiro Structural Properties of Multiplex Networks Many complex systems, both natural, and man-made, can be represented as multiplex or interdependent networks. Multiple dependencies make a system more fragile: damage to one element can lead to ...

Blog
  • Is faster better … and greener ? Common thoughts suggests that environmental respective “green” computing is tightly linked to rapid execution of a given computer program or routine. This post reports some interesting relations between computer languages, ...
  • why C ? Why is the plain C language still so popular, and why it is nowadays still one of the most powerful programming language ? Answer and reflexion
  • Tesla V100 Nvlink GPU node High-performance GPU-based intensive compute node In less than a month, a new compute node will augment the current GPU-based systems available at the Swiss Geocomputing Centre. Acquired thanks to the support ...