European HPC Summit Week 2017: EXDCI Workshop

15 May 2017

Vertex Building
Plaça Eusebi Güell 
Barcelona, Spain

EXDCI will start the European HPC Summit Week 2017 in Barcelona with the organization of a half-day workshop. 


Time Session Speaker


Opening and Introduction

Sergi Girona, BSC


Overview of EXDCI activities
This presentation gives an overview of the HPC vision that has been developed in the context of the EXDCI. In particular we present the recommendations that have been elaborated to improve the overall HPC ecosystem.

François Bodin, University of Rennes


International cooperation "Pathways to convergence"

The original Exascale effort focus has been shifted to the convergence of big data and extreme computing (BDEC). This talk presents the current state of the international roadmapping of new supercomputing system aiming at combining extreme computing and high performance data analytics. We will report the work performed in the context of the international BDEC initiative that gathers the main stakeholders from Asia, USA, and Europe. 

Mark Asch, University of Picardie Jules Verne


Training and Promoting HPC
This presentation gives an overview of EXDCI training and promoting HPC strategy elaborated in the EXDCI project. 

 Catherine Inglis, EPCC



Coffee break



Scientific Case Advances
This talk presents the “First set of recommendations and reports toward applications” that has been specified by the EXDCI application workgroups. The talk covers specific scientific field recommendations as well as global ones.

Stéphane Requena, GENCI


Strategic Research Agenda and 2018-2020 Workprogram Overview
This presentation reports the reflections that have been carried out to contribute to the definition of the 2018-2020 workprogram. 

Michael Malms, ETP4HPC


FETHPC and CoE contribution highlights
This session presents a few results from the FetHPC and CoE.

Paul Carpenter, BSC

18:50-19:00 Conclusion  Sergi Girona (BSC) & François Bodin (University of Rennes)