Infrastructures for digitalisation
Supercomputing at the service of development
supercomputing is a strategic tool for competitiveness for States and companies, and an essential instrument for research
Needs related to modelling, simulation and intensive computing in fields as complex as those of silting up and the fight against desertification, the understanding of complex systems related to the invasion of desert locusts, climate change, renewable energies, biotechnology, health, mining exploration, and the prevention of major risks, require significant means of data storage and calculations. .
Supercomputing, combined with techniques for visualization and management of large databases, makes it possible to carry out real digital experiments on the scale of experimental reality. HPC technologies constitute a privileged ground for the development of training courses and the encouragement of the creation of service companies, both in hardware architectures and algorithmic methods and tools for digital simulation, and the design of libraries processing large amounts of data.
The DZ-GRID project, coupled with the Academic Research Network (ARN), is the backbone of a cyber-infrastructure that will gradually evolve to cover national needs for generating, processing, exploiting and disseminating new knowledge. The fields of application are still open. Let us mention climate modeling for weather forecasts (as well as those of risks and natural disasters, silting up, advances in the desert), modeling and simulation of reservoirs in the oil industry, the search for new energy reserves, hydrogeology (groundwater, dams and water flows), modeling in the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnologies, in materials, high energy physics, nanosciences, buildings and infrastructures, renewable energies, health…. So many opportunities and challenges for creative research that opens the doors to an innovative society.