June 2021

Contracts have been issued to bidders for the following ExCALIBUR calls:

Call Award  Organisation  Value Start Date End Date
SPF_EX20-6_IO & Storage Award         University of Reading  £741,553 1 June 2021 31 May 2024
SPF_EX20-7 Data Workflow Award        University of Reading £746,603            1 June 2021 31 May 2024
EX20-8 Award Parallel-in-Time               University of Exeter £921,838            1 June 2021 31 May 2024
EX20-9 Award Task Parallelism              University of Durham £378,756.11      1 July 2021 30 June 2024
EX20-10 Award Machine Learning         University of Edinburgh £576,242            1 June 2021 31 May 2024


September 2020

UK Chemistry and Aerosol (UKCA) model design
The ExCALIBUR UKCA model design call has been awarded to the University of Cambridge and will run from September 2020 to May 2022.

The aim of this activity is to bring about significant improvement in UKCA performance and flexibility on current and anticipated supercomputer architectures.


June 2020

Marine Systems (NEMO) Design

The ExCALIBUR Marine Systems (NEMO) design call has been awarded to a collaboration led by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and will run from June 2020 to March 2022.

This activity will be delivered by a team which brings together computational scientists and domain specialists from the STFC Hartree Centre, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS staff from the Computational Modelling Services (CMS) team at the University of Reading).  The aim of this activity is to agree a strategy for applying the principle of a separation of concerns to the whole of NEMO and subsequently explore the potential to apply the approach to NEMO–like code bases.