ETP4HPC Webinar: SRA 5 - HPC System Software in SRA 5 / Application co-design



11am - noon CEST


This fourth (and last!) webinar dedicated to the 5th edition of the SRA, our Strategic Research Agenda for European HPC, will cover two topics - two research domains from SRA5 :

  • HPC System Software in SRA 5 (speaker Manolis Marazakis, panellists Maria Perez and Pascale Rossé-Laurent)
    Power efficiency, scalability, and heterogeneity support still drive the system software landscape at Exascale for 2023-2026. This presentation will provide a summary of the trends and challenges identified in system software for HPC, as part of the latest edition of the ETP4HPC Strategic Research Agenda (SRA-5), together with perspectives on sustainability and on open-source software.
  • Application co-design (speaker Erwin Laure, panellist Andreas Wierse).
    In this talk we give an overview on challenges applications are facing in the rapidly evolving HPC ecosystem and present project that intend to improve applications, like the HPC Centres of Excellence. 

As usual, each topic will be presented by one of the main authors involved in the preparation of the relevant SRA5 section, and other co-authors will be present in the Q&A session to exchange with the audience. 




Dr. Manolis Marazakis is a Principal Staff Research Scientist at the FORTH research center in Greece, with a research focus on architectures and efficient systems software for high-performance servers and storage systems. He has contributed to the design, implementation and performance evaluation of several HPC and storage system prototypes, with an emphasis on efficiency and resource management for efficient execution on native and virtualized computing system platforms. His current research interests include systems for combined HPC and data processing workloads, HPC system resilience, and distributed execution platforms for data-driven workflows. He is currently leading FORTH's system software contributions to the RISC-V accelerator in the European Processor Initiative (EPI SGA2), and in enhancements to resource management, efficient use of heterogeneous memory devices, and HPC system resilience in the DEEP-SEA project (part of the EuroHPC-01-2019 call). He holds a PhD in Computer Science (granted in 2000 for a thesis in the area of distributed systems), from the University of Crete, Greece. He is a Senior Member of the ACM (with activities related to the SIGOPS, SIGARCH, and SIGHPC special-interest groups), a Senior Member of the IEEE (with participation in the Computer Society), and a Member of the USENIX Technical Society. He is listed as co-inventor in two USPO patents on storage technology. 



Prof. Dr. Erwin Laure is Director of the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) and Professor at the Technical University Munich in Garching, Germany. Prior to this he was Director of the PDC Center for High Performance Computing at Stockholm, Sweden. He has over 20 years of practical experiences in HPC and is an active contributor to the ETP4HPC, particularly the Strategic Research Agenda, and EuroHPC via the Infrastructure Advisory Group.






Maria S. Perez is a Full Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and a Board Member of BDVA.


Pascale Rossé-Laurent is a Senior HPC Architect at Atos.


Dr. Andreas Wierse acts since 2011 as Managing Director of SICOS BW GmbH, located in Stuttgart. The company was founded by the University of Stuttgart and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to support small and medium sized enterprises in the uptake of smart data technology and is financially supported significantly by the ministry for science, research and art of Baden-Württemberg and its shareholders Since 2014 is his also managing director of HWW GmbH, a public/private partnership for industrial use of HPC including shareholders like Porsche, T-Systems and the state of Baden-Württemberg. In May 2018 he was appointed as member of the board of DigitalSüdwest 2025 to support SMEs in the southwest on their path towards digital transformation. Since April 2019 he is chair of the Mittelstands- und Wirtschaftsunion (MIT) in Böblingen County.
He received a doctor’s degree at Stuttgart University in 2002 and finished his studies of Mathematics at Bonn University in 1991.


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