The High-Performance Computing Innovation Challenge for the Environment by NSCC provides innovators an opportunity to access their resources and build transformational solutions, applying HPC to address one or more of the following areas for our environment:
- Enabling a Data-Centric Approach to Manage Our Environment
The technological advancement and greater accessibility of Internet of Things (IoT), networking and satellite technologies are creating new possibilities of gathering new and better-quality data at higher frequencies. We now have more capabilities to monitor important data on our built and natural environments, or precisely track local environmental factors such as rainfall intensity and temperatures. However, these new data opportunities can only be unlocked, if the data is efficiently integrated, processed and analysed to derive useful and actionable insights in a timely manner.
- Reducing Carbon Footprint
Singapore targets to achieve a 36% reduction in Emissions Intensity (EI) from 2005 levels by 2030. Our collective efforts to reduce our carbon footprint have to happen on all fronts, starting with as early as the planning and design stages of property developments. At the same time, we have to find opportunities in existing systems, buildings and infrastructure, and improve on their operations and maintenance.
- Planning Our Urban Environment Better
HPC can be harnessed to improve the design and planning of our cities, and thus enhance the quality of life of local communities. Architects, urban planners and municipal service operators are supported by decision-making tools that allow them to navigate the complex needs of diverse populations. Further, these tools can help them analyse and even predict how communities behave and interact in their environments and the services in place, such as traffic management and utilities.
- Building Greater Resilience for Climate Change
Adverse weather events, worsened by climate change, will disrupt our everyday lives and business operations. HPC solutions can help simulate the numerous possibilities of future scenarios such as flash floods and haze, so we can better anticipate, prepare for and respond to these events. Also, materials, designs and systems could be tested extensively in simulated environments, so that they can demonstrate their longevity in the difficult conditions, and potential issues are identified at the early stages.
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