[ONLINE] PATC: ChEESE Advanced Training on HPC for Computational Seismology

Date: 23/Nov/2021 - 25/Nov/2021 Time:


The course will be held online via Zoom

Target group: Researchers and students of all levels interested in augmenting their science with numerical waveform and dynamic rupture simulations as well as full-waveform inversion.

Cost: There is no registration fee. The attendees would need to cover the expenses for travel, accommodation and meals.

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Are you interested in numerical wave simulations but feel like there are too many codes and methods out there and don’t know which option is right for you? Or perhaps you just want to refresh your knowledge and gain some practical experience with the different possibilities? Either way, this fully virtual workshop is for you!

This training course will present introductory hands-on tutorials for ExaHyPE, Salvus, SeisSol, and SPECFEM3D, which are four different high-performance computational seismology software packages focused on waveform modeling and inversion. The course will provide you with an overview of their similarities, differences, and areas of applicability. Unique and in-depth half-day practicals will be provided for each package, with computational resources provided by BSC. Participants will also be encouraged to present their own work and/or motivation as a one-minute lightning-talk during the wrap-up session of the workshop.
This training event is hosted by ChEESE, the Center of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth.


- Basic knowledge of computational seismology (e.g., familiarity with the elastic wave equation)
- Basic knowledge of Python and Jupyter notebooks

- Optional: basic programming skills (C/C++, only for the ExaHyPE course module)

Learning Outcomes

- A basic introduction to waveform physics modeling
- Hands-on experience with four different wave propagation codes





Academic Staff

Course Convener: Rose Gregorio, BSC-CASE






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