Summary and benefits for the attendees
Numerical simulations conducted on current high-performance computing (HPC) systems face an ever growing need for scalability. Larger HPC platforms provide opportunities to push the limitations on size and properties of what can be accurately simulated. Serial approaches on handling I/O in a parallel application will dominate the performance on massively parallel systems. Heterogeneity of platforms can impose a high level of maintenance, when different data representations are needed.