ETP4HPC at SC16, November 15-18, 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah


The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16) has been a hive of activity since November 13th and it continues until the 18th of November 2016, with over 30 of ETP4HPC’s members exhibiting this year. We held another Birds-of-a-Feather session, which took place on the morning of Wednesday 26th. This was organised on behalf of EXDCI. There was a great attendance of 130 people this year, and the name of the BoF was ‘European Exascale Projects and Their International Collaboration Potential’. Many of these HPC technology and application projects were there to showcase their work, aiming to seed new collaborations with international partners, and also to accelerate progress in exascale R&D.

Jean-François Lavignon, ETP4HPC chair, started the BoF by giving a brief summary of the development of European HPC and its Technology/Application eco-system and was followed by presentations by: Peter Hopton, Iceotope Project; The key successes and achievements of the European HPC technology projects; Guy Lonsdale, Scapos AG, An overview of the international collaboration opportunities created by the European HPC Technology Projects; Thomas Eickermann, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Extreme-Scale Demonstrators; and, Jesus Labarta, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, An overview of the European Centres of Excellence for Computing Applications (CoEs).

A lively panel discussion followed, which proved to be very informative, with the following panel discussion members participating:

  1. MODERATOR: François Bodin – the Scientific Director of EXDCI
  2. Luis C. Busquets Pérez - The European Commission
  3. Paul Messina – US Exascale Computing Project Director
  4. Mitsuhisa Sato – Riken of Japan
  5. Alison Kennedy – Hartree Centre Director
  6. Jesus Labarta – BSC – Leader/member of a number of HPC technology projects
  7. Jean-Pierre Panziera – Bull/Atos
  8. Sai Narasimhamurthy – Seagate
  9. Christian Simmendinger – T-Systems
  10. Eric Van Hensbergen – ARM
  11. Mark Asch – BDEC (Big Data and Exa-scale Computing)

ETP4HPC would like to thank all the participants of this BoF, contributing to its success.

You may view all the presentation slides here.

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