Strong Interaction Supercomputing Training Network (STRONGnet)

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    STRONGnet is a Marie Curie Ini­tial Train­ing Net­work (ITN), funded by the Euro­pean Commission’s Sev­enth Frame­work Pro­gramme (FP7). Its pur­pose is to pro­vide train­ing and expe­ri­ence to researchers of any age or nation­al­ity by facil­i­tat­ing inter­ac­tions and exchanges between research institutions.

    Cur­rently, STRONGnet con­sists of ten uni­ver­sity teams from seven dif­fer­ent EU mem­ber states with the com­mon sci­en­tific goal of solv­ing QCD by numer­i­cal sim­u­la­tion on super­com­put­ers (Lat­tice QCD) and devel­op­ing the meth­ods and tools to do this.

    Among the research top­ics of STRONGnet’s eight work­ing groups is the cal­cu­la­tion of the spec­trum of mesons, baryons and of exotic states, their decays and inter­nal struc­ture. Also, some STRONGnet researchers will cal­cu­late the phase dia­gram of QCD with light sea quarks and the equa­tion of state at high tem­per­a­tures while oth­ers will study the QCD vacuum.

    Since these cal­cu­la­tions require enor­mous super­com­put­ing power, there are work­ing groups ded­i­cated to com­puter hard­ware devel­op­ment, improve­ment of numer­i­cal algo­rithms and the opti­miza­tion of software.

    Finally, STRONGnet’s asso­ci­ated part­ners will share their exper­tise and assist to improve and to include generic ele­ments into the train­ing of the early-​stage researchers.

    Acknowl­edg­ment: STRONGnet is funded by the Euro­pean Union under Grant Agree­ment num­ber 238353 (ITN STRONGnet).

    The STRONGnet Work­ing Groups

    The network’s activ­i­ties are organ­ised into eight inter-​related project areas which are addressed by the fol­low­ing Work­ing Groups:


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