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CSCS to Host HPC User Forum in October

Steve Conway and Earl Joseph from the HPC User Forum

CSCS will host the HPC User Forum October 7-8 in Lugano, Switzerland.

It is the first time that CSCS has the pleasure to host the HPC User Forum. The meeting will offer a review of key trends in high-performance computing, with representation of Swiss, European and U.S. perspectives. Special focus will be given to the positioning of Switzerland in the (European) HPC landscape with a presentation by Peter Brönnimann (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation) and by the Director of CSCS, Thomas Schulthess. Leonardo Flores (European Commission) will additionally update about the latest developments in EuroHPC. Additionally Thomas Lippert (PRACE Council Chair) with update about PRACE and Kimmo Koski (CSC) will present the goals for the Pan-European supercomputer.

Different presentations on the second day will focus on topics related to weather predictions and climate. Andreas Mueller (ECMWF) will focus on energy efficiency of meteorological codes at exascala, Rob Aulwes (Los Alamos National Laboratory) will speak about accelerating Climate codes on GPU. David Bader (Los Alamos National Laboratory) will present on the atmosphere General Circulation Model on Hybrid Leadership Architectures. Additional presentations from international speakers will inform you about other developments in HPC.

The preliminary agenda has been posted with the following featured speakers:

  • Thomas Schulthess, CSCS
  • Earl Joseph and Steve Conway, Hyperion Research
  • Peter Brönnimann, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
  • Leonardo Flores, European Commission
  • Jean-Marc Denis, EPI
  • Kimmo Koski, CSC
  • Mike Heroux, Sandia
  • Simon Burbidge, University of Bristol
  • Andreas Mueller, ECMWF
  • Rob Aulwes, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Ivano Di Conca, Ge Avio
  • Rupak Biswas, NASA Ames

In related news, EPCC will host an HPC User Forum October 10-11 at University of Edinburgh.

The meetings will begin and end at midday, to make same-day travel easier. Registration and food/refreshments are free, but space is strictly limited. Seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

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