Future HPC Challenges for Europe

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In this video from PRACEdays17, Thomas Skordas describes the future challenges of HPC in Europe and the key role of PRACE in the European HPC ecosystem.

“PRACEdays17 included keynotes about European and international HPC strategy, scientific achievements, and industrial applications of HPC. The Barcelona Supercomputing Center hosted an enjoyable environment and an excellent organization.”

As part of the European HPC Summit Week, PRACEdays17 offered a large number of interesting workshops from different actors in the HPC eco-system. The weeklong conference welcomed more than 350 attendees and 270 of them participated in PRACEdays17: a significant growth rate in attendance.

Thomas Skordas is the Director for Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure for the European Union. Skordas joined the Commission from the private sector in 1995 and spent most of his career in the Commission in the area of information and communication technologies. He first became Head of Unit in 2009 and is currently Head of Unit for Flagships managing a portfolio of large scale, long term research and innovation initiatives aiming to deliver breakthroughs in science and technology as well as Acting Director for Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure.

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