- EXDCI holds an event with the objective in disseminating the future path of HPC, trends, challenges and innovations of the next HPC generation
- With over 100 attendees and organized jointly with the ACM Europe community, it will gather HPC academia and industry, students and ACM members worldwide
EXDCI (European eXtreme Data and Computing Initiative) project organizes its conference together with the Annual ACM Europe Conference 2017 from 7 to 8 September 2017 on the premises of Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain. EXDCI holds an event with the objective of disseminating the future path of HPC, trends, challenges and innovations of the next generation of HPC. With over 100 attendees and organized jointly with the ACM Europe community, it will gather HPC academia and industry, students and ACM members worldwide.
“The EXDCI conference is a good opportunity to hear about the results gathered by EXDCI partners for the past two years, which have been influential for the HPC ecosystem”, says Sergi Girona, EXDCI coordinator.
The event starts on Thursday with the opening being followed by an overview of the global trends, next HPC generation and technological challenges. After the afternoon break, the participants will be able to join the ACM Conference Turing Lecture and Cybersecurity Panel, as well as the Reception and ACM Fellow Celebration.
On Friday morning, EXDCI holds a joint session with the two ongoing European projects EuroLab-4-HPC and HiPEAC. After the closure, the attendees will be invited to visit the recently updated MareNostrum at Torre Girona chapel. After lunch, participants will be able to join the High Performance Computing Track composed of a keynote talk by Prof. Kathy Yelick on “Breakthrough Science at the Exascale” and followed by a panel composed of top world experts in HPC. The panel will review the progress and current plans for the worldwide roadmap towards Exascale computing and will be moderated by Thomas Skordas, Director for Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure at the European Commission.
Further information on the event at: https://exdci.eu/events/acm-europe-conference-exdci-final-event-2017
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, started in September 2015. EXDCI aims at supporting the roadmapping, strategy-making and performance-monitoring activities of the ecosystem, i.e.:
- Producing and aligning roadmaps for HPC Technology and HPC Applications
- Measuring the implementation of the European HPC strategy
- Building and maintaining relations with other international HPC activities and regions
- Supporting the generation of young talent as a crucial element of the development of European HPC
EXDCI will complement the Horizon 2020 calls and projects in the achievement of a globally competitive HPC Ecosystem in Europe. Following the vision of the European Commission in HPC, this ecosystem is based on three pillars: HPC Technology Provision, HPC Infrastructure and HPC Application Resources. More information at: https://exdci.eu/
About the ACM Europe Council
The ACM Europe Council was created by ACM to recognize and support European ACM members and activities. The ACM Europe Council aims to increase the level and visibility of ACM activities across Europe. The Council is comprised of European computer scientists committed to fostering the visibility and relevance of ACM in Europe, and is focused on a wide range of European ACM activities, from high-quality ACM conferences in Europe, to expanding ACM chapters and encouraging greater participation of Europeans in all dimensions of ACM. More information at: https://www.acm.org/governance/acm-europe-council