European HPC Summit Week 2017

15 May 2017 09:00 to 19 May 2017 18:00

Vertex Building, Campus Nord UPC
Plaza Eusebi Güell
Barcelona, Spain (Map)

The second edition of the European HPC Summit Week will take place in the Vertex Building of the North Campus of the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. 

ATTENTION: Due to a strike, there will be serious disruptions to metro services Monday 15th May. More information about the minimum services.


The actual programme of the week contains workshops from various HPC initiatives in Europe in order to find sinergies among all parties of the HPC ecosystem. The week will start with the EXDCI workshop on Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the week will continue with PRACEdays17. On Thursday, the ETP4HPC and EUDAT workshops will take place. The week will finish with scientific workshops of FETHPC project and Centers of Excellence.

Overview programme of the European HPC Summit Week (in PDF)

For more detailed information about each workshop, please find the following links below: 

Date Event/Workshop More information
Mon.15 - afternoon EXDCI Workshop link
Tue. 16, Wed. 17 and midday of Thu. 18 PRACEdays17 link
Tue. 16 - afternoon CompBioMed: HPC‐based computational biomedicine link
Tue. 16 - afternoon HPC for renewable energies: new programming models and strategies for the emerging exascale architectures (EoCoE) link
Tue. 16 - afternoon ENES / ESIWACE HPC Workshop link
Wed. 17 - afternoon Mathematics for Exascale and Digital Science link
Wed. 17 - afternoon EuroLab-4-HPC: The Future of High-Performance Computing link
Thu. 18 - afternoon Round-Table: Exploiting the Potential of European HPC Stakeholders in Extreme-Scale Demonstrators link
Thu. 18 - afternoon EUDAT workshop: Coupling HPC and Data Resources and services together link
Fri.19 - morning - Closed ETP4HPC SRA Workshop (Registration only for ETP4HPC SRA working group leaders and selected partners only)
- Closed ETP4HPC Steering Board Meeting (registration open to the ETP4HPC Steering Board Members and invited guests only)
Fri. 19 - morning HPCAFE-2017: High-Performance Computing Approaches for Monitoring, Exploring, Optimizing and Autotuning link
Fri. 19 - morning NextGenIO /SAGE workshop: Working towards Exascale IO link
Fri. 19 - afternoon POP User Forum: Help us, help you! - Help us improve the POP Service so that we can help you improve your HPC Applications link


Registration is closed now. For more information, please send an email to


Please find attached a list of recommended hotels near the venue. 

Social event

The social event of the European HPC Summit Week 2017 will take place at the sala 39 of the Fàbrica Moritz, Ronda Sant Antoni, 41 : a nice location to combine tapas with awesome beer!

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How to arrive to the venue from the airport

Barcelona airport is at 12 Km from the city. More information about Barcelona’s airport: You can arrive with different transport methods from the airport to the venue:

  • By taxi
    In T1, you will find a taxi stand in the arrivals zone (P0) and in the Barcelona-Madrid air corridor; in T2, opposite terminals T2A, T2B and T2C. If they are available, they will show a green light with the text LIBRE or LLIURE (it means “available”). You can check fees at
  • By train
    There is a Renfe suburban train. The airport station is situated opposite of terminal T2, and is connected to this terminal via an airbridge. There is also a Bus transit service between the Rail station and T1. From the airport to Barcelona Sants there is approximately 20 minutes journey. From this station, take the L3 (green line) in direction to “Zona Universitaria” and get off on the “Palau Reial” stop. You will have a 10-minutes walking distance to arrive to the Vertex Building. (
  • By Bus (Aerobus)
    Airport stops: Bus stops at Terminal T1 and T2 (A, B, C)
    Downtown stops: This line ends at Plaça Catalunya (city center). Once there, you may take L3 of the underground to "Palau Reial" station.
  • By Metro
    There is a direct metro link to “Zona Universitaria” (L9). You can walk to the Vertex Building or take a metro on the green line (L3) to "Palau Reial". The ticket cost 4,50€.

    ATTENTION: Due to a strike, there will be serious disruptions to metro services Monday 15th May. More information about the minimum services.