Virtual Workshop on AI and HPC convergence

26 November 2020
14:30 to 18:00
The workshop is organised in the context of the EXDCI2 project and aims at bringing together experts on Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing and Big Data applied to Sciences and Industry at a virtual event using video conference software. The virtual workshop is structured in two sessions on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and HPC convergence.
Registration is closed. For any further information, please get in touch with renata.gimenez[at] 


14:30 Welcome and brief introduction Mathis Bode  (RWTH Aachen Univ.)
14:30-16:00 Session 1 – AI and HPC Convergence Chair: Mathis Bode
14:30-14:45 HPDA for Biomolecular Research:
The BioExcel Case
Rosa Badia (BSC)
14:45-15:00 Towards the next level of use of HPC in Engineering Amgad Dessoky (HLRS)
15:00-15:15 Efficient CNN for space data classification on EuroEXA multi-FPGA platform Iakovos Mavroidis (ICS-FORTH)
15:15-15:30 An HPC-enabled Data Science and Learning Environment for Climate Change Experiments at Scale Donatello Elia (CMCC/ESiWACE)
15:30-15:45 Elastic Ensemble Run Data Processing with Melissa Bruno Raffin (INRIA)
15:45-16:00 Towards the use of HPC for HEP workflows Maria Girone (CERN OpenLab)
16:00-16:30 Coffee break  
16:30-18:00 Session 2 – AI and HPC Convergence Chair: Giovanni Aloisio
16:30-16:45 Maestro: Orchestrating Data for HPC (and AI) Applications Dirk Pleiter (Jülich)
16:45-17:00 The Combination of Real-Time Data, HPC, and Interactive Visualization in the VESTEC project Max Kontak (DLR)
17:00-17:15 ASPIDE: A data-oriented programming model for AI/HPC Convergence Jesus Carretero (UC3M)
17:15-17:30 SAGE - Object Storage Platform for HPC & AI Sai Narasimhamurthy (Seagate Technology, LLC)
17:30-17:45 Subgrid Modeling of Turbulent Reactive Multiphase Flows Using Physics-Informed Enhance Super-Resolution Generative Adversarial Networks

Mathis Bode (RWTH Aachen Univ.)

17:45-18:00 The New HPC: Accelerating AI, HPC and Visualisation Tim Lanfear (NVIDIA)
18:00 Wrap up and closing session Stephane Requena

Programme in PDF

Program Committee

Giovanni Aloisio (CMCC & University of Salento) 

Stephane Requena (GENCI)                                                  

Mathis Bode  (RWTH Aachen University)                                 

Sandro Fiore (University of Trento)                                       

Stefan Krieg (FZ-JUELICH)                                                  

Jean-Claude André (Jca Consultance and Analysis)          

Guy Lonsdale  (SCAPOS)