ONLINE COURSE: ChEESE Advanced Training on HPC for Computational Seismology

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ONLINE COURSE: ChEESE Advanced Training on HPC for Computational Seismology


August 3:
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we currently plan to provide this course as an ONLINE course (using Zoom).

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!

During three full days on 21- 23 October 2020, you will receive 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 workshop 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 HLRS. 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 and supported by the ENERXICO project.

The organizers look forward to seeing you in October!

Target audience

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

Learning outcomes
  • A basic introduction to waveform physics modeling
  • Hands-on experience with four different wave propagation codes. For a more detailed description of what you will learn with the four codes, please visit the ChEESE course page.


Day 1: October 21

Day 2: October 22

Day 3: October 23


  • 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)

The course language is English.



SpecFEM3D - Vadim Monteiller, Amandine Sergeant (CNRS)
SeisSol - Alice-Agnes Gabriel, Duo Li and Thomas Ulrich (LMU Munich)
SALVUS - Lion Krischer and Michael Afanasiev (ETH Zurich)
ExaHyPE - Leonhard Rannabauer (TUM) and Anne Reinarz (TUM and Durham University)




Please be aware that this training event will be recorded and uploaded to the ChEESE website and affiliated social media channels.
If you agree with that, you can register via online registration form.


This course is free to all participants.


Travel Information and Accommodation

see our How to find us page.


HLRS is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), which is one of the six PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) that started in Feb. 2012. The mandate for the PATCs is as follows: "The PRACE Advanced Training Centres will serve as European hubs of advanced, world-class training for researchers working in the computational sciences." (see D3.2.3)
This course is a PATC course, see also the PRACE Training Portal and Events. For participants from public research institutions in PRACE countries, the course fee is sponsored through the PRACE PATC program.

HLRS is also member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC-C5.
This course is also provided within the framework of the bwHPC-C5 user Support.

Local Organizer

Rolf Rabenseifner phone +49 (0) 711 / 685-65530,
Lucienne Dettki phone +49 (0) 711 / 685-63894,
Lorenzo Zanon phone +49 (0) 711 / 685-63824,
Varadarajan Parthasarathy phone +49 (0) 711 / 685-87262,
José Gracia phone +49 (0) 711 / 685-87208,

and at BSC / ChEESE
Rose Gregorio phone +34 934016707,