EXDCI Technical Meeting, BSC, September 21-22, 2016, Barcelona


The European Extreme Data & Computing Initiative (eXDCI) held a technical meeting at Barcelona Supercomputing Center, was facilitated by François Bodin, who is the scientific director of the initiative.

During the first day of this technical meeting, there was: a keynote given by Jim Kenneally, Intel, on behalf of Big Data Value Association (BDVA), with reviews and analysis of Big Data related use cases provided by BDVA (the objective of this workshop was to align the scope of the EsDs with the requirements of the association’s community); a presentation by Future Emerging Art and Technology (FEAT); and Work programme presentations and interlock sessions.

The second day started with a presentation by Theo Ungerer and Paul Carpenter on EuroLab4HPC, and was followed by two workshops on Extreme-scale Demonstrators (EsDs). These workshops consisted of presentations by European organisations as integrators of EsDs, the objective being to align the scope of the EsDs with the requirements of the European integrators and determine how they would like to get involved in potential EsD projects.

The afternoon brought a close to the technical meeting with a talk from François Bodin on ‘Global Vision Consolidation’ and he concluded the meeting with Sergi Girona.

EXDCI’s objective is to coordinate the development and implementation of a common strategy for the European HPC Ecosystem. The two most significant HPC bodies in Europe, PRACE and ETP4HPC, join their expertise in this 30-month project with a budget of € 2.5 million, starting from September 2015. EXDCI aims to support the road-mapping, strategy-making and performance-monitoring activities of the ecosystem.

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