Video: Welcome to HPC in Switzerland

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micheleIn this video from the 2016 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Michele de Lorenzi from the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) presents: Welcome to HPC in Switzerland.

“Founded in 1991, CSCS, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, develops and provides the key supercomputing capabilities required to solve important problems to science and/or society. The centre enables world-class research with a scientific user lab that is available to domestic and international researchers through a transparent, peer-reviewed allocation process. CSCS’s resources are open to academia, and are available as well to users from industry and the business sector. The centre is operated by ETH Zurich and is located in Lugano.”

Dr. Michele De Lorenzi is Deputy Director and Head of the Staff Unit at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano, Switzerland. Michele De Lorenzi studied computer science at ETH Zurich, where he received his Ph.D. in 1996. Until 2004 he was a partner in an information and telecommunication systems consulting company in Zurich. He was also a manager of the Swiss IT Intelligence Community, a vendor-independent peer-to-peer network for fostering the exchange of ideas and experience among IT departments of large Swiss companies. At CSCS Michele De Lorenzi has been in charge of the unit operating HPC systems for external customers such as MeteoSwiss and of the scientific community engagement unit, as well as of the outreach and communication of activities related to the centre.

The PASC16 Conference, co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) ae (CSCS), will be held from June 8 to 10, 2016 at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. The interdisciplinary event brings together research across the areas of computational science, high-performance computing, and various domain sciences.

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