New case study: From virtual earthquakes to good planning

Our new case study – Modelling earthquakes in Thessaloniki – about how grid computing helps to predict the effects of earthquakes, is published today.

This story looks at how Andreas Skarlatoudis, from the University of Thessaloniki, used grid computing to solve millions of partial differential equations and create an accurate model of seismic wave propagation in the Thessaloniki region. This model can be used to create maps to help local authorities to anticipate the areas where damage is more likely.

And if you are at the Community Forum in Munich, poster number 16 (Spatial distribution of site-effects and wave propagation properties in Thessaloniki (N. Greece) using a 3D finite difference method) focuses on this research. Christos Kanellopoulos is representing the team.