TIME-X Annual Meeting 2022 @ Leuven

The first Annual Meeting of the Time-X project will take place from 25-27 April 2022 in the City of Leuven, Belgium.


The TIME-X Annual meeting will take place in the Irish College of Leuven.

   Janseniusstraat 1
   3000 Leuven

The historical Irish College of Leuven was founded in 1607 and today houses The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, whose mission is to maximize promotion and exposure of Ireland in and around Leuven. Even though the complex baths in a unique monastic atmosphere, the building is equipped with the latest meeting facilities. Apart from that, it also has a cosy courtyard and a peaceful garden.

Your visit to Leuven

Some pointers to prepare your visit to and in Leuven:
- Leuven city map
- Top 10 sightseeing
- Travelling to Leuven


For accommodation close to the Irish College of Leuven, we advise the following good (but not so cheap) hotel options:

Plenary speakers

We are excited to welcome three plenary speakers in the Annual Meeting:

Peter Dueben will talk on MAELSTROM - Scalable Machine Learning for Weather and Climate Modelling

To develop Europe’s computer architecture of the future, MAELSTROM will co-design bespoke compute system designs for optimal application performance and energy efficiency, a software framework to optimise usability and training efficiency for machine learning at scale, and large-scale machine learning applications for the domain of weather and climate science. This talk will provide an overview on challenges and opportunities for machine learning in weather and climate modelling and explain how some of these challenges will be addressed by MAELSTROM, potentially in collaboration with Time-X.

Maria Garzaran will talk on oneAPI and the Aurora Exascale Supercomputer

Developers need to write code that execute on a variety of hardware, as different algorithms run more efficiently on different architectures. However, while programmers need to tune their codes to select the best data layout, the data movement across different memories and/or devices, and how to best map the parallelism to the target device, they also need a programming environment that allows them to write portable codes that run across different architectures and vendors.

In this talk, I will introduce oneAPI, a cross-industry, open, standards-based unified programming model that allows programmers to use the same language and tools across different hardware architectures. I will also introduce Aurora, the Intel-HPE exascale supercomputer for Argonne National Laboratory, built to support the next science and AI discoveries.

Jemma Shipton will talk on ExCALIBUR - time-parallelism, and symbolic manipulation for rapid prototyping of new algorithms

This talk will have two parts. Firstly, I will give a high-level overview of the ExCALIBUR programme, a UK research programme to that aims to deliver the next generation of high-performance simulation software for the highest priority fields in UK research. I will describe the aims and structure of the programme and the project that I am leading: Advanced Parallel in Time Algorithms for Partial Differential Equations (APinTA PDEs). I will then introduce Gusto, the compatible finite element dynamical core toolkit, which provides stable, accurate, scalable methods for solving geophysical fluid dynamics equations. Within Gusto we have implemented symbolic manipulations of the spatial discretisation of these equations to enable rapid prototyping of complex timestepping algorithms, including time-parallel algorithms. I will demonstrate how this works and show our latest results.


The schedule of the Annual Meeting looks as follows (all times are local Leuven times, CEST):

Monday 25 April Tuesday 26 April Wednesday 27 April
09h00 - 09h55 Steering Committee Meeting / Hands-on coding time PLENARY: Jemma Shipton
10h00 - 10h15 Coffee break Coffee break
10h15 - 12h15 Scientific and Industrial Advisory Board meetings / Hands-on coding time Presentations WP3: Algorithmic aspects
12h15 - 13h30 Welcome, registration and lunch (starting at 12:00) Lunch break Lunch break
13h30 - 13h40 Introduction
13h45 - 14h40 PLENARY: Peter Dueben PLENARY: Maria Garzaran Social event: "Leuven in a nutshell" guided tour (until 16h00)
14h45 - 15h00 Coffee break Coffee break
15h00 - 17h00 Presentations WP4: Applications Presentations WP2: HPC aspects
17h00 - 19h00 Bilateral discussions Bilateral discussions
19h00 - ... Annual Meeting Dinner