HPC User Forum – Oct. 7-8, 2019

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre is pleased to announce the HPC User Forum that will be held from October 7 to 8, 2019 at the Hotel De La Paix in Lugano, located in the Italian area of Switzerland.

The HPC User Forum Steering Committee and Hyperion Research invite interested HPC community members to reserve a seat at one or both HPC User Forum meetings that will take place during the same week in Lugano, where the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) is located, and EPCC/University of Edinburgh in October.  The meetings will begin and end at midday, to make same-day travel easier. Registration and food/refreshments are free, but space is strictly limited. Seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Preliminary Agenda


12:00     Lunch
13:00     Welcome/Introductions
Thomas Schulthess, CSCS; Paul Muzio, Earl Joseph and Steve Conway, HPC User Forum
13:15     HPC and Switzerland
Peter Brönnimann, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
13:30    CSCS and European Supercomputing
Thomas Schulthess
14:00     EuroHPC Update
Leonardo Flores, European Commission
14:30    PRACE Update
Thomas Lippert, PRACE Council Chair (invited)
15:00    Networking Break
15:30    Vendor Technical Update: AMD
15:45    Vendor Technical Update: Panasas
16:00    Goals for the Pan-European Supercomputer
Kimmo Koski, CSC
16:30    The Exascale Computing Project’s Application Software Strategy
Mike Heroux, Sandia National Laboratories
17:00    ARM and The UK Catalyst Project
Simon Burbidge, University of Bristol
17:30    End of First Day Meeting


9:00       Welcome/Logistics
Paul Muzio, HPC User Forum Steering Committee Chair
9:10       HPC Market Update
Earl Joseph & Steve Conway, Hyperion Research
9:30       Energy Efficient Scalable Algorithms For Weather Prediction At Exascale
Andreas Mueller, ECMWF
10:00    Climate: Accelerating MPAS-Ocean on GPUs
Rob Aulwes, Los Alamos National Laboratory
10:30     The E3SMMMF Atmosphere General Circulation Model on Hybrid Leadership Architectures
David Bader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
11:00    Networking Break
11:30    Metadata and Archiving: Recap of April 2019 HPC User Forum Session
Paul Muzio
12:00    Energy-Efficient Scalable Algorithms For Weather Prediction at Exascale
Andreas Mueller, ECMWF
12:30    Advanced Computing at NASA
Rupak Biswas, NASA Ames
13:00    Meeting wrap up and plans for future HPC User Forum meetings
Earl Joseph & Steve Conway
13:15 Meeting ends

Additional Information & Registration

For further information on the meetings and for registration please refer to: https://www.hpcuserforum.com/events.html.
We look forward to welcoming you in Lugano in October!