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/ .