How Exascale will Move Earthquake Simulation Forward

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In this video from the HPC User Forum in Tucson, David McCallen from LBNL describes how exascale computing capabilities will enhance earthquake simulation for improved structural safety.

“With the major advances occurring in high performance computing, the ability to accurately simulate the complex processes associated with major earthquakes is becoming a reality. High performance simulations offer a transformational approach to earthquake hazard and risk assessments that can dramatically increase our understanding of earthquake processes and provide improved estimates of the ground motions that can be expected in future earthquakes. This work will bring together a multidisciplinary team of earth scientists and earthquake engineers from the DOE national laboratory complex to develop advanced computational tools that will take full advantages of emerging, cutting-edge DOE computational platforms.”

David McCallen currently leads the Critical Infrastructure Initiative for the Energy Geosciences Division’s Resilient Energy, Water and Infrastructure Program Domain at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Dr. McCallen is also the Associate Vice President in the UC Office of the National Laboratories. Prior to his current positions, Dr. McCallen spent approximately 25 years in a variety of technical and managerial positions in multidisciplinary national security and energy programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory including Deputy Principal Associate Director for Programs in the Global Security Directorate and Director of the National Security Office. Dr. McCallen received his Ph.D. in Structural Mechanics from the University of California at Davis, and his technical engagements are in the area of advanced computational modeling of solids and structures.

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Tucson, David McCallum from LBNL presents: Towards Exascale Simulations for Regional Earthquake Hazard and Risk.

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