2018 Year in Review

Dear members and guests of the hpc-ch community,

With the holiday season already upon us and New Year quickly becoming This Year, this is the good time to reflect on the last few months and prepare to start fresh.

2018 was a great year for our community. We had two successful and productive Forums in Lausanne and Lugano and we would like to take this opportunity to thank once again the hosting organizations, Vital-IT/UNIL and CSCS. Moreover, we participated in two international events, ISC18 (Frankfurt) and SC18 (Dallas).


hpc-ch forum on “Management and Security of Sensitive HPC Data
Thursday, May 17, 2018 hosted by Vital-IT/UNIL

In this workshop we discussed the current state of the art in biomedical and other sensitive data, the inherent costs for compliance and standardization and how to preserve data privacy.
Meeting material and some pictures from the day are available here. Further details on this forum, including a list of participants, can be found here.


hpc-ch booth (K-431) at ISC18
June 24-28, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany

The hpc-ch Booth Team was present at ISC18 to discuss on the activities of the HPC community in Switzerland. Representatives were available at the booth to answer questions, to give presentations and also to network with the interested visitors.


hpc-ch forum on “Storage Technologies and Data Management”
Thursday, October 4, 2018 hosted by CSCS

The forum program featured two keynote presentations, three technical talks, a community development session and a guided tour of the CSCS facility, home of Piz Daint, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The event provided many opportunities to establish new contacts, such as the annual community dinner and a networking lunch.

For more information on the forum, please click here. Slide presentations and photographs are available on the event webpage.


hpc-ch booth (#344) at SC18
November 12-15, 2018, Dallas, US

Swiss HPC specialists and scientists representing the various members of hpc-ch were present at booth #344 to answer questions related to HPC and science in Switzerland.