Forum Teratec to Spotlight HPC, AI, and Digital Transformation in Europe

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Registration is now open for the Forum Teratec in France. The event takes place June 11-12 in Palaiseau.

The Forum Teratec is the premier international meeting for all players in HPC, Simulation, Big Data and Machine Learning (AI). It is a unique place of exchange and sharing for professionals in the sector. Come and discover the innovations that will revolutionize practices in industry and in many other fields of activity.

The Teratec Forum comprises Plenary Sessions, Technical and Application Workshops, and an Exhibition that will host more than sixty major players in industry and new technologies, as well as innovative start-ups. For 2019, the Forum will also spotlight the latest developments of the EuroHPC initiative.

Plenary Sessions include:

  • Which Europe for HPC? Daniel Verwaerde will explain how far Teratec is a key player in supporting HPC in Europe. Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society will also present her vision of HPC and European ambitions in this field.
  • Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing: innovation is the spearhead of France’s strategic autonomy. Emmanuel Chiva, Director of the Defence Innovation Agency at the Ministry of the Armed Forces will testify to the importance given today to defence innovation. The Defence Innovation Agency whose missions are to coordinate, amplify and accelerate innovation benefiting the Ministry is highly engaged to anticipate technological breakthroughs in order to maintain France’s operational excellence and strategic autonomy.
  • Making the digital transition a success for French industry: Philippe Varin, President of France Industrie will explain why digitization must be a priority for SMEs and Midcaps. He will present all challenges of this digitization and define the expectations of France Industrie and the National Industry Council towards suppliers of digital technologies, and more specifically to the world of HPC.
  • NewSpace, breaking through European space: Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES will explain how CNES intends to maintain scientific excellence while developing its industrial ecosystem as well as its international cooperation, facing arrival of new private companies whose leading players grew with the development of Internet.
  • Digital architecture, the heart of the connected and automated vehicle: Matthias Traub, Head Automotive IoT and E-Architecture from BMW will demonstrate how his group is anticipating trends not only to “reinvent” the car with digital services offered, but also provide its embedded electrical/electronic architecture within an agile platform designed to host and update all applications and services.
  • The Intelligent Factory: Mustapha El-Bouchouafi, Managing Director of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence France will talk about the concept of an intelligent plant yet complex to define, and explain why and how ? IoT technology is about to reach its required level of maturity to achieve autonomous connected ecosystems.
  • GPU acceleration for processing large amounts of data (AI): Marc Hamilton, NVidia’s Vice President for Solution Architecture and Engineering will expand on this trend and provide the keys on how best to embark on GPU acceleration.
  • New Technologies for Data flow processing: Thierry Pellegrino, VP & General Manager of HPC at Dell EMC will explain how to “unlock” the value of data to drive business decisions.

Technical and application workshops: 

Eight workshops facilitated by experts on Wednesday, June 12, will provide an update on emerging technologies and new application areas for HPC, digital Simulation, Big Data and AI.

  • Digital twins. This workshop will provide answers with practical examples of how to make the transition from concept to reality in various industrial sectors and a variety of application areas.
  • Quantum computing. This workshop will present the current state of investigations in some fields of applications with their upheavals implied by quantum computing: partial differential equations (PDE), combinatorial optimization, inversion of linear systems, materials science, chemistry, artificial intelligence…
  • Environment, natural resources and climate change. This workshop will review major related issues and new technologies (IoT, Simulation, HPC, HPDA, AI…) currently used by main players in the field.
  • Digital and data sciences for precision medicine. This workshop will present examples of digital tools under development or already operational for personalized medicine.
  • Machine learning & predictive maintenance: Feedback from experience and best practices in the use of Machine learning and predictive maintenance to better anticipate failures, control machine downtime, improve machine lifecycle or reduce spare parts inventories are such exciting topics that will be discussed in this workshop.
  • Additive manufacturing & composite materials. This workshop will review the latest advances in simulation with interventions from industrialists and academics working in the fields of metal additive manufacturing and composite materials.
  • Data handling and management. This workshop will explain how to properly manage the amounts of data generated by digital simulation project works, large scale experimental devices or sensor networks.
  • Autonomous systems. Major players in the sector will present their research and simulation tools for land, sea, air and space autonomous systems and vehicles, whether civil or military.

Roundtable Discussions:

Two roundtables will address the themes of tomorrow’s Health and Mobility with participation of most major players from the ecosystem: Atos, Bechtle, CEA, Cray Computer, DDN, Dell EMC, HPE, Mellanox Technologies.

As it has in years past, the Teratec exhibition will welcome more than sixty major players from industry will present their latest innovations.

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