Impressions of 25 years of CSCS

October 20, 2016 - by CSCS

On 19 October around 60 representatives from politics, industry and science celebrated the 25th anniversary of Switzerland’s National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS). The visitors were welcomed by CSCS Director Thomas Schulthess, after which Thomas Schulthess and Ticino’s former city councillor Fulvio Caccia provided a look back at 25 years of CSCS as well as a look ahead to the future. After the subsequent tour of the centre, the ceremony continued, accompanied by official speeches with lunch and refreshments in Fattoria Moncucchetto. Perhaps it was once the culinary benefits of the Ticino location compared to other parts of the country that swayed the decision to locate the National Supercomputing Centre in the most southerly Swiss canton. ETH President Lino Guzzella jokingly alluded to this in his speech. The lunch provided would certainly support this theory. The event was an all-round success, and the pictures speak for themselves:

The guests listening to the presentation of CSCS director, Prof. Dr. Thomas Schulthess. (Image: CSCS)
From left to right: Flavio Cotti, Christian Vitta, Manuele Bertoli and Paolo Beltraminelli. (Image: CSCS)
CSCS director Prof. Dr. Thomas Schulthess introducing Dr. Fulvio Caccia. (Image: CSCS)
Dr. Fulvio Caccia. (Image: CSCS)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Schulthess. (Image: CSCS)
A group of guests during the guided tour of the center with Dr. Michele De Lorenzi. (Image: CSCS)
From left to right: Flavio Cotti, Prof. Dr. Boas Erez, Manuele Bertoli, Christian Vitta and Paolo Beltraminelli in front of a blade of supercomputer "Piz Daint". (Image: CSCS)
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Thomas Schulthess (CSCS), Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella (ETH Zurich) and Prof. Dr. Boas Erez (USI). (Image: CSCS)
From left to right: Silvio Tarchini and Marco Romano. (Image: CSCS)
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Piero Martinoli and Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler. (Image: CSCS)
Beatrice Fasana, member of the ETH Board. (Image: CSCS)
Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella, president of ETH Zurich. (Image: CSCS)
Paolo Beltraminelli, president of the Ticino State Council. (Image: CSCS)
Cristina Zanini Barzaghi, city of Lugano. (Image: CSCS)
Prof. Dr. Boas Erez, rector of Università della Svizzera italiana. (Image: CSCS)
Prof. Dr. Anwar Osseyran, SURFsara and chairman of CSCS advisory board. (Image: CSCS)
From left to right: Cristina Zanini Barzaghi, Prof. Dr. Thomas Schulthess, Prof. Dr. Boas Erez, Beatrice Fasana, Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella, Paolo Beltraminelli. (Image: CSCS)