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CSCS User Day - 20-21 September 2012


CSCS is pleased to invite you to the CSCS User Day 2012 which will take place on Thursday and Friday September 20th and 21st at the new Supercomputer Centre in Lugano-Cornaredo.

From now on the user day is going to be a 2-day event. There will be invited scientific lectures, presentations from CSCS staff, and thanks to last year success we will again place a strong focus on poster presentations.

Every group with a current CSCS production project is strongly encouraged to present a poster on their work. The poster session will start with an advertisement session, where each presenter is given a 2-minute slot to introduce his/her poster to the entire User Day audience on one single (!) slide. The poster must be in A0 format (1189 x 841 mm)

Bear in mind that the audience includes computational scientists from diverse disciplines. It would be of particular interest to most of them to see technical data discussed such as code performance, scalability, compute and storage requirements, compute facilities being used, both nationally and internationally.

We are also going to organize a vote on the best poster which will of course be awarded a prize.


Your registration is important to help us plan the catering and seating requirements

Please send poster title and slide no later than September 7, 2012.

Registration deadlineSeptember 14, 2012.  

Please contact mariagrazia.giuffreda(at)cscs.ch for further information

Invited SpeakersPetros Koumoutsakos, ETH Zurich; Erik Lindahl, University of Stockholm; Nicola Spaldin, ETH Zurich; Jim Maltby, Cray
VenueCSCS, Via Trevano 131, Lugano     www.cscs.ch/about_us/visitor_information/index.html

Day 1: 12:00 - 18:00

Day 2: 09:00 - 16:00 

Maximum number of participants 

Participants are kindly requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation



Day 1 
12:00 - 13:00Welcome Lunch 
13:00 - 13:05

Thomas Schulthess, CSCS 


13:05 - 14:00I Poster Presentation Session (2 min per poster) 
14:00 - 15:00

Thomas Schulthess, CSCS

CSCS Strategy Update

15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15

Nicola Spaldin, ETH Zurich

"From transition metal oxides to cosmic strings (and how electronic structure calculations can help)"

16:15 - 17:00 II Poster Presentation Session (2 min per poster) 

17:00 - 18:00  

Poster Session & Coffee (1st Floor)
19:30 - 21:00 Dinner at CSCS
Day 2
09:00 - 09:30 Coffee

09:30 - 09:45

Dominik Ulmer, CSCS

Overview on 2012

09:45 - 10:15

Neil Stringfellow, CSCS

What to expect from Cascade

10:15 - 10:45

Maria Grazia Giuffreda, CSCS

Call for proposals and allocation scheme

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee & Poster Session 

Participants are required to vote for the best poster during this break

11:15 - 12:00 

Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH Zurich

"High Performance Computing for Flows Across Scales and Disciplines"

12:00 - 13:00 


13:00 - 13:45 

David Daverio, University of Geneva

"Cosmic string simulations"

13:45 - 14:45Visit of the new center
14:45 - 15:30

Jim Maltby, Cray

 "XMT/uRiKA overview"

15:30 - 15:45

Thomas Schulthess, CSCS

Conclusions and Poster Award

15:45 - 16:30User Feedback and Discussion

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