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11th EasyBuild Hackathon


The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is delighted to invite you to attend the event 11th EasyBuild Hackathon, to be hosted on March 24 to 25, 2016 at CSCS, located in Lugano, Switzerland.

EasyBuild is a software build and installation framework that allows you to manage (scientific) software on High Performance Computing (HPC) systems in an efficient way.

This event is dedicated to help new and expert users to get the most out of EasyBuild. The agenda will cover a basic introduction, an overview of the new features, the new Cray toolchains and the remaining time will be dedicated to hands-on activities.

Attendees are welcome (and advised) to bring their own set of applications and custom scientific workflows, so that we can integrate it to EasyBuild and discuss/implement missing features.

The event will start at 9:30 am on Thursday, March 24, as well as on Friday, March 25, 2016; and end at 5:00 pm on both days.

More details and updates will be available at the following link


  • Kenneth Hoste (HPC-UGent, Belgium; EasyBuild developer and release manager)
  • Petar Forai (IMP/IMBA, Austria; EasyBuild contributor)
  • Guilherme Peretti-Pezzi (CSCS, Switzerland; EasyBuild contributor)

Logistic information

The registration is mandatory for security reasons, you will not be allowed to enter CSCS if you have not properly registered.

The deadline for registration is March 18, 2016.

Be aware that lunch is not provided by CSCS.

Instructions on how to reach the Swiss National Computing Centre are available here.

Please note that no parking space is available at CSCS. You area encouraged to travel by public transportation or to use the Park & Ride Resega within a five-minute walk from CSCS.

Suggestions on accommodations may be found here.

We look forward to welcoming you at the workshop!

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