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Primeur weekly 2015-03-30

Exascale supercomputing

PRACEdays15 to include EESI2 Final Conference, Women in HPC, and Enabling Exascale in Europe ...

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PRACEdays15 to include EESI2 Final Conference, Women in HPC, and Enabling Exascale in Europe

27 Mar 2015 Dublin - The second European Exascale Software Initiative, EESI2, is organizing its final international conference on May 28 noon - May 29 noon, 2015 in Dublin, back-to-back with PRACEdays15 at the AVIVA Stadium. EESI2 is an EC-funded FP7 project. The main goals of EESI2 are to elaborate an evolutive European vision and roadmap and to propose recommendations to address the challenges of Extreme Data and Extreme Computing on the new generation of Exascale computers expected in 2020. Women in HPC is a hands-on introduction to HPC, taking place Monday 25 May to Tuesday 26 May, 2015. The satellite event "Enabling Exascale in Europe for Industry" will be organized on May 26, 2015 at the PRACEdays15 in Dublin.

More than 120 experts have been involved during the last two years on this project and documents including recommendations have already been published.

The EESI2 project will present all its works, vision and recommendations to a large public in a final two days conference, on 28-29 May 2015 in Dublin. This major event is organized by SURFsara and funded by the European Commission. The public includes worldwide specialists, scientists, engineers, policy makers from different European member states and representatives of the European Commission.

The first day of the event will focus on the technical challenges and recommendations in the areas of "Tools and Programming Models", "Ultra Scalable Algorithms" and "Data Centric Approaches", each of them being underlined with the needs of specific user applications. Discussion on the technical aspects of the recommendations will be facilitated through a panel at the end of the day.

The second day will focus on the international HPC ecosystem, including co-design and education aspects, and the way forward beyond EESI2. The EC will present its strategy and plans in the HPC area as well. The day will end with a panel discussion on how organizing in future the eco-system, the collaborations at international level and between scientists and industrials. Important stakeholders and the EC are expected to contribute to the panel.

It is possible to register for the EESI2 final conference in combination with PRACEdays15 for a total fee of 60 euro. If you only want to register for the EESI2 final conference Thursday 28 May-Friday 29 May - not in combination with PRACEdays15: this is possible at the EESI website, no fee will be charged.

The organizers are looking forward to welcoming you at the EESI2 final conference, which they expect to be a very interesting conference during which they intend to contribute to the path forward for Big Data and Exascale computing in Europe.

In collaboration with the Women in HPC network, the PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATC) and the UK National Supercomputing Facility, ARCHER, PRACE will be running a 1,5 day "Hands on Introduction to HPC" training session. This course provides a general introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) using the UK national HPC service, ARCHER, as the platform for exercises. Familiarity with desktop computers is presumed but no programming or HPC experience is required.

Programmers can however gain extra benefit from the course as source code for all the practicals will be provided. This event is open to everyone interested in using HPC, but all of the training staff will be women and this provides an opportunity for women to network and build collaborations as well as learning new skills for a challenging and rewarding career in HPC.

Registration for the Women in HPC satellite event is separate from the conference registration. For more details on the course and to register, you can visit the PRACE training website.

Six European Exascale Projects - CRESTA, DEEP/DEEP-ER, EPiGRAM, EXA2CT, NUMEXAS and MontBlanc - will be running a compelling conference programme titled "Enabling Exascale in Europe for Industry". In six sessions the projects will demonstrate how their research efforts may benefit HPC usage in European industry. The speakers will share insights on their research efforts having in mind particularly user requirements and challenges to be overcome for future Exascale computing.

They will reference concrete examples from various fields of industry, as for instance oil & gas, pharma or aerospace. Additionally, the event will include a keynote from a renowned external speaker, who will share first-hand experience as a long-term HPC industrial user and share his exascale vision: Dr. Eric Chaput, Senior Manager Methods & Tools Flight Physics AIRBUS.

The event is especially directed at HPC users with a more industrial background enlightening them on what will be possible in HPC in the future. Naturally, everyone interested in Europe's road to Exascale computing will benefit from this well thought-through programme and is more than welcome to join, learn and discuss.

Registration for the European Exascale Projects satellite event can be done via the official PRACEdays15 registration page.

For more details on the agenda, the speakers and abstracts to their talks, you can visit http://exascale-projects.eu/ .
Source: PRACE

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Primeur weekly 2015-03-30

Exascale supercomputing

PRACEdays15 to include EESI2 Final Conference, Women in HPC, and Enabling Exascale in Europe ...

The Cloud

HP delivers first fully-configured and integrated OpenStack and Cloud Foundry-based private Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 7.4.42 released to the public ...

EuroFlash

Altair Engineering announces keynote speakers from Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover and Bloodhound SSC to present at the 9th UK Altair Technology Conference ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment awards SGI contract to support research with new SGI ICE XA systems ...

Cray to deliver five-petaflop supercomputer and high-performance storage system to Petroleum Geo-Services ...

Theory of the Strong Interaction verified - Supercomputer calculates mass difference between neutron and proton ...

Lenovo opens first global High Performance Computing innovation centre in Germany ...

A rehearsal space with musicians 2,700 kilometers apart from each other ...

A first glimpse inside a macroscopic quantum state ...

USFlash

Automotive, aerospace and defense take centre stage at the 2015 Americas Altair Technology Conference ...

Big Data allows computer engineers to find genetic clues in humans ...

SGI delivers cutting-edge supercomputer to the National Institute for Materials Science ...

Supercomputers give universities a competitive edge, researchers find ...

Engineers develop new methods to speed up simulations in computational grand challenge ...

Micron and Intel unveil new 3D NAND flash memory ...

India's National Supercomputing Mission (NSM): Building capacity and capability to be jointly implemented by the Department of Science and Technology and Department of Electronics and Information Technology ...

U.S. Army improves systems testing to deliver more capability to fight ...

Quantum compute this - WSU mathematicians build code to take on toughest of cyber attacks ...

IBM invests in Modernizing Medicine to accelerate adoption of Watson technologies in health care ...

Quantum correlation can imply causation ...

From programmable backbones to advanced 'apps': An end-to-end vision of the future Internet ...

Building shape inspires new material discovery ...

UW scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet ...

OpenPOWER Foundation technology leaders unveil hardware solutions to deliver new server alternatives ...