Alvaro Coutinho

High Performance Computing Center, COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I will be happy to present HPC4E High Performance Computing for Energy, a collaboration project involving several institutions and companies in Brazil and Europe. The project’s main objectives are: (i) to develop beyond-the-state-of-the-art high performance simulation tools that can help the energy industry to respond future energy demands and also to carbon-related environmental issues using the state-of-the-art HPC systems; (ii) improve the cooperation between energy industries from EU and Brazil; (iii) improve the cooperation between the leading research centers in EU and Brazil in HPC applied to energy industry.



Alvaro L.G.A. Coutinho is the Director of the High Performance Computing Center and a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering in The Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering (COPPE), The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Coordination and participation in over 80 industry projects. Recipient of the IBM Faculty Partnership Award, 2001; Recipient of the Giulio Massarani Academic Award, COPPE, 2007; Organizer of National and International conferences, training workshops and short courses; Recipient of IACM Fellow Award, 2012. Editorial Board, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids and International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering; Associate Editor, Revista Internacional de Métodos Numéricos para Cálculo y Diseño en Ingeniería. Dissertations Directed, 27 Ph.D. and 28 M.Sc., 101 Journal papers, 332 Conference papers. Cited in October 30, 2015: Web of Science: h-index: 13. Scopus: h-index: 14. Google Scholar: h-index: 14. Some Recent projects: “HPC4E High Performance Computing for Energy”, Brazil-EU H2020, 2016-1017, ‘‘Research on Simulation of Geological Processes on High Performance Computers’’, Network on Basin Modeling, Brazilian, Petroleum Agency and PETROBRAS, 2013–2016; ‘‘Hoscar-High Performance Computing and Scientific data management driven by highly demanding applications”, CNPq-INRIA; ‘‘Finite Element Simulator for Complex Free-Surface Problems: Extensions and New Engineering Challenges’’, PETROBRAS 2011–2013, ‘‘High Performance Computing Infrastructure for the GRADE-BR Node at COPPE/UFRJ’’, Thematic Network on Scientific Computing and Visualization, Brazilian Petroleum Agency and PETROBRAS, 2008–2012.