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LinkSCEEM

 

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LAUNCHING THE REGIONAL HPC COLLABORATION

Fellow Confidantes,

The LinkSCEEM –Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean .To create an open forum where users and providers of HPC alike can meet and exchange their views and information.To explore the available HPC infrastructure in the region and to provide an opportunity for computational scientists to learn from leaders of HPC centres in Western Europe and the USA.To lay the foundations of a user community around the planned HPC facility of the Cyprus Institute’s Computation bases Research and Technology Centre.
COME TO LinkSCEEM IN CYPRUS 6-8 OCTOBER 2009
Join us at the Annabelle and Almyra Hotels in Cyprus for LinkSCEEM 2009. These stunning, waterfront hotels state of the art conference facilities are centrally l
ocated in Cyprus' town of Pafos. Close to a myriad of shops and restaurants. We believe that Cyprus; kaleidoscopoic blend of cultures and the skills and the shared wisdom of your fellow HPC users will convince you.
PROGRAM

 

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Thursday, Oct. 8

08:30-
10:00




Tutorials (Morning

Sessions I)




08:30-
08:40

Welcome Address (Minister of Communication and Works, Cyprus)

08:30-
09:15



Scaling to Petaflops and beyond (John Levesque, Cray Center of Excellence, Oak Ridge)


08:40-
08:50

Welcome Address EU (Dr. Konstantinos Glinos, European Commission)

08:50-
09:15

The HPC Project of the Cyprus Institute (Constantia Alexandrou, Cyprus Institute)

09:15-
10:00

Worldwide HPC trends & developments (Bill Kramer, Project Manager Blue Waters, NCSA)

09:15-
10:00

HPC Interconnects (Ronald Luijten, IBM Research Lab Zurich)

10:00-
10:30

Break

10:00-
10:30

Break

10:00-
10:30

Break

10:30-
12:00



Tutorials (Morning Sessions II)


10:30-
11:00

Applications in Computational Chemistry (Sotiris Xantheas, PNNL)

10:30-
11:00

Applications in material science (Thomas Schulthess, CSCS)

11:00-
11:45

The PRACE Project (Anwar Osseyran, SARA, Amsterdam)

11:00-
11:45

Applications in Climate Research (Pinhas Alpert, Tel Aviv University)

11:45-
12:15

Applications in Earthquake modelling (Martin Mai, ETH Zurich)

11:45-
12:15

Applications in nuclear physics (Hartmut Wittig, University of Mainz)

12:00-
13:30

Lunch

12:15-
13:30

Lunch

12:15-
13:30

Lunch

13:30-
15:00




Tutorials (Afternoon Sessions I)



13:30-
14:15

Applications in astrophysics

13:30-
13:50

Sponsor presentation: Microsoft

13:50-
14:10

Sponsor presentation: ClusterVision

14:15-
14:35

Sponsor presentation: HP/MegWare

14:10-
14:50

Applications in computational bioscience (Ugur Sezerman, Sabanci University)

14:35-
14:55

Sponsor presentation: IBM?

14:50-
15:10

Sponsor presentation: DDN
15:00-
15:30
Break14:55-
15:30
Break15:10-
15:40
Break
15:30-
17:00


Tutorials (Afternoon Sessions II)


15:30-
16:00
The KAUST HPC Initiative (David Keyes, KAUST)15:40-
16:10
Successful strategies of a small to medium sized HPC centre at the peripheral of Europe (Andres Gomez, CESGA, Santiago de Compostela)
16:00-
16:45
Scientific visualisation (George Karniadakis, Brown University/MIT)16:10-
17:00

Panel Discussion "Opportunities of the HPC Centre at the Cyprus Institute" Constantia Alexandrou, Thom Dunning, Thomas Schulthess,...)

16:45-
19:00

User Assembly

17:00-
19:00
User Assemblyafter 17:00

Close & departure

19:30-
22:00
Icebreaker Party19:30-
22:00
Conference Dinner

VENUE HOTELThe Annabelle & the Almyra are centrally situated in the town of Pafos directly on the coast of Cyprus and close to all amenities. These hotels not only offer central location but they are aesthetically pleasing with extensive grounds and well-appointed rooms. The conference itself will be held right within the hotels’ facilities. All accommodation for the duration of the conference is included within the registration fee.Generally all rooms within these facilities are non-smoking, Twenty-four hour room service is also available.There will be a separate Check IN counter for all members of the conference.

 


DINING SERVICES
The conference registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunches of traditional Meze and buffets also morning and afternoon breaks for the duration of the conference. Please indicate any special dietary restrictions on the conference registration form.For other meals, everything from fast food to premium steak, seafood and traditional Cyprian food all are available within walking distance from the hotel. There will be no problem obtaining Kosher meat in the hotel restaurants but prior notice will be required (on the registration form).


SOCIAL EVENTS

There will be an Ice Breakers Reception on the Tuesday evening, for all participants. Then on the Wednesday evening there will be our Gala Dinner event.

INTERNET FACILITIES

Wireless or WiFi will be available throughout the hotels’ rooms, reception areas and conference facilities.

VOLTAGE

The supply in Cyprus is 240 volts, a.c. 50Hz. Sockets are usually 13 amp, square-pin in most buildings

VISA INFORMATION

Participants traveling from the following countries will NOT require an entrance visa.USA, All EU Countries & Israel (refer to link for full list and additional information)http://www.cyprusvisa.eu/countries-required-entry-visa-cyprus.htmlParticipants traveling from the following countries WILL require an entrance visa.• Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Jordon & Turkey
What do I need and what do I do?• 2 passport size photos• complete visa application form (refer to printable form )• official invitation letter (supplied by the CSCS)• hotel reservation (communicated by CSCS)• copy of bank statement ( showing sufficient funds )Cost of Visa• Short-stay visa (1-90 days ) € 10.25How long will it take?• 24hours to 2 weeks Tickets should not be purchased prior to visa being issued

FLIGHTS & AIRLINES

As most participants will be international, I have chosen the following departure points, Milan, Athens, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Turkey and Jordon. The information is as follows and may change due to changes within the airlines…
CYPRUS AIRWAYS
Departing from Milan, Cyprus Airways only flies into Larnaca and only on Tuesday, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Cyprus Airways doesn’t have any flights into Paphos.Departing from Athens, Cyprus Airways flies into Larnaca and Paphos everyday.Departing from Egypt –Cairo Cyprus Airways flies into Larnaca only on Thursdays and Sundays.Departing from Israel- Tel Aviv Cyprus Airways flies into Larnaca almost all days.Departing from Lebanon –Beirut Cyprus Airways flies into Larnaca almost all days.
AEGEANAIR
Departing from Milan, Aegeanair only flies into Larnaca, days not specified (at this stage)Departing from Athens, Aegeanair only flies into Larnaca but everyday.
BRITISH AIRWAYS
Departing from Milan, British airways flies into Larnaca and Paphos but only with a long connection.Departing from Athens, British Airways flies into Larnaca everyday and maybe Paphos .
KLM
Departing from Milan, KLM only flies into Paphos on Tuesdays and Fridays..Departing form Milan, KLM does not fly into LarnacaKLM does not have any flights flying out of Athens.
AIR FRANCE
Departing from Milan, Air France only flies into Larnaca on Thursdays and Fridays..Air France does not fly out of Athens..
TRANSFER
If required the Hotel can arrange for transfers for any participant from either Airport.(Larnaca or Pafos at an extra cost) The following site can arrange transfers and has further information.http://www.larnaca-airport-transfers.com/cyprusmap.html For all information refer to the offical LinkSCEEM site.


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