Call for Presentations and Participation: hpc-ch forum on HPC and Data as a Service


hpc-ch forum on HPC and Data as a Service
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Hybrid Event

University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich



Scientific progress is mainly based on the exchange of researchers worldwide. It is, therefore, essential to enable access to the HPC systems and the underlying data as simply as possible. As-a-service offerings provide endpoints for users to interface with, which are usually API-driven but can commonly be controlled via a web console in a user’s web browser.

Internally complex HPC systems generally need to possess a high degree of internal automation to provide varying levels of fault tolerance and resiliency, the ability to scale up and down to meet capacity and performance requirements of the workloads submitted to the service by its users, and are usually intended to operate their day to day functions without the need for human intervention.

In this forum, we want to explore specific challenges for the HPC community and potential solutions in an as-a-service scenario.

Key Questions

  • What service do our users expect?
  • What specific challenges provide HPC and the underlying data-as-a-service
  • How to find the balance between security and openness
  • What automation mechanisms help in an as-a-service scenario?

Call for Presentations

Member presentations are essential for our forums!
If you are willing to contribute with a short presentation (30 min including Q & A), please inform Raluca Hodoroaba by indicating the title and giving a short abstract of your presentation.


Please note the full program will be available towards mid-September. Meeting material will be uploaded on the forum webpage after the event.


The forum will be held in hybrid more.

The room capacity is limited therefore we invite you to register at your earliest convenience. Online participation is also possible. Information on how to follow the livestreaming event will be provided to registered attendees.

To confirm your attendance (either on-site or online), please submit the registration form no later than Monday, September 25, 2023. Click here to register now.