Serpens for Kepler
The EU H2020 ESCAPE project (www.hpc-escape.eu) brings together numerical weather prediction (NWP), climate and high-performance computing (HPC) communities to develop world-class, extreme-scale computing capabilities for European operational NWP and future climate models. One of the challenges is to execute complex state-of-the-art models of the atmosphere within tight production schedules.
Research actions carried out in the VISIONAIR project and aiming in implementation and testing the remote collaboration of multiple designers in locations distributed across the Europe have been completed and presented to wider publicity during two demonstration events in 2014. Research conducted by PSNC and its partners (KTH from Sweden, University of Bristol from U.K., University of Twente from Netherlands, I2CAT from Spain and University of Kaiserslautern from Germany) focused on enabling designers to simultaneously edit complex 3D models and allowing them the live observation of their work results using advanced visualization systems, just to mention holographic table, 3D UHD displays and CAVE. As the basic platform for rendering PSNC proposed VITRALL software, which was previously designed and developed by PSNC. For high resolution visualization requirements, the software was modified and adjusted during the VISIONAIR project.
The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL, http://tpdl2015.info/) constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries.
PSNC's comprehensive activity aimed at forming a vast regional business and technology ecosystem based on the FIWARE platform and the Poznań Internet Innovation Hub has been recognised by the XIFI project which manages the FIWARE Lab federation of infrastructures.
Succeed project final technical review took place at the end of February in Alicante. Experts invited by the European Commission evaluated all project outcomes. The final assessment of the project was “excellent”, which means that “the project has fully achieved its objectives and technical goals for the period and has even exceeded expectations”.
A prototype version of the network service indexing open-source projects was recently made available under the MARKOS project, together with PSNC Open Source Competence Centre. We invite you to test this service!