A little throwback to 2019

The year is coming to an end and we would like to connect with you one last time before the holiday season.

2019 has been a year with plenty of interesting achievements for the hpc-ch community and we look forward to growing further with you in 2020.

In this post we look back on the events attended in 2019 and remind you once again about the two forums planned for next year.

Finally, we would also like to announce the launch of our brand new website.

Have a nice read!

Season’s greetings and warm wishes for the new year!

2020 Events – Save the Date!

  • hpc-ch forum on Usability and Abstraction
    Thursday, May 14, 2020 hosted by Empa
  • hpc-ch forum on Virtualization
    Thursday, October 22, 2020 hosted by University of Lausanne
    Including the community dinner on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The forums offered by hpc-ch are great opportunities for professional development and for networking with speakers and colleagues from academia and industry.

The program usually includes a diverse and stimulating mix of keynote presentations and technical talks, with speakers from academic institutions and research centres.


2019 Events

In this workshop we discussed the convergence of HPC and Cloud, the benefits of containerisation, and how system architects and system managers can build HPC environments on top of IaaS infrastructures like OpenStack.

PDF slides presented during the talk and some pictures of the day available here. Playlist with all video presentations can be viewed here.


  • hpc-ch Booth at ISC19
    June 16-20, 2019, Frankfurt, Germany

The hpc-ch team was present with a booth at ISC High Performance 2019, Europe’s largest HPC forum.

Representatives at the booth networked with visitors and discussed the activities of the HPC community in Switzerland.

In this workshop we discussed the management of vast amounts of log and metrics data, the complexity of multi-layered architectures and solutions to automating cluster maintenance.

The program also included a site visit of WSL: Long-term Forest Ecosystem Research (LWF).

PDF slides presented during the talk and some pictures of the day available here.


  • hpc-ch Booth at SC19
    November 17-22, 2019, Denver, US
The “Swiss House of HPC” was present with a booth at SC19 in Denver, where all attendees were invited to meet Swiss HPC specialists and scientists, and get the latest news about HPC and science in Switzerland, together with some Swiss coffee and chocolate.

New Website

We are delighted to officially announce the launch of our new website.

We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, posts, technical training courses, events and job offers.

If you want to contribute to this blog with news or posts, just send an e-mail to raluca.hodoroaba@cscs.ch and we will publish them.
We hope you find the new website with a fresh look, easy to access information and we wish to establish this website as a source of information for those who visit our site.


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