SOS24 Workshop

Vacancies available
CHF 300.00
Due to the Coronavirus situation, in view of safeguarding participants' well-being, and of ensuring a relaxing atmosphere at the meeting, the SOS24 Workshop Organizing Committee has taken the difficult decision to postpone the event originally scheduled in March 2020 to next year.


The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre is pleased to announce that the SOS24 Workshop will be held from March 23-26, 2021 at the Hotel Laudinella in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

SOS is an invitation-only series of highly interactive workshops on Distributed Supercomputing organized by Sandia National Laboratories, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre.

The theme of SOS24 is Will HPC Survive the Cloud and in What Form?

Topics will include the following:

  • Science and Application Drivers for Cloud and Edge Computing
  • Wrestling with Data
  • Exascale Data Movement Orchestration in Cloudy HPC Era
  • Toward Effective and Efficient Next-Generation HPC Software Ecosystems
  • Advances in Non-Von Neumann Architectures
  • AI and Science – A Marriage Made In…
  • HPC and/or Cloud for Data Driven Workflows

SOS24 Workshop
March 23-26, 2021
Hotel Laudinella
St. Moritz, Switzerland


Information on registration and accommodaiton will be provided closer to the meeting date. 

  • Tentative Agenda

    A tentative agenda of the workshop ia available here.

  • Getting there
    • Rail

    Swiss Federal Railways

    Tickets can be purchased at any station and at Zurich Airport.

    Travel times:

    Zurich - St. Moritz 3h21min

    Milan - St. Moritz 4h50min

    Basel -St. Moritz 4h25min

    Munich - St. Moritz ~7h

    Innsbruck - St. Moritz 5h14min

    • Car

    You can reach the Engadin by car from anywhere in Switzerland, Italy, Germany or Austria. Please bear in mind that this is the heart of the Alps - please ensure you have a winter proof car and a driver who knows how to use it. 

    Travel distances and times:

    Zurich - St. Moritz


    200 km


    3 hours

    Milan - St. Moritz


    175 km


    3 hours

    Munich - St. Moritz


    280 km


    4 hours

    Basel - St. Moritz


    250 km


    4 hours

     If snow has fallen, crossing the passes is only permitted with snow chains or in 4x4 vehicles.

    The speed limit on Swiss motorways is 120km/h, and that of urban motorways between 60 and 100 km/h. There is a toll to pay (CHF 40) for the use of most motorways. The motorway Vignette is available for purchase at post offices, petrol stations and TCS offices (Touring Club Switzerland). Route planner.

  • St. Moritz at a glance

    St. Moritz is situated in the Engadin Valley at 1856 meters altitude. It is the place of birth of Alpine winter tourism dating back to 1864 and winter sports took its baby steps here in 1884.

    The quality of winter sports on offer in St. Moritz is outstanding – from the local mountain, Corviglia/Piz Nair, with its 100 kilometres of slopes, to the legendary Cresta Run and the only natural-ice bobsleigh track in the world.

    Be inspired by the Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus website with great sightseeing tips and information about places and points of interest in St. Moritz and surrounding areas.

    Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus
    Via San Gian 30
    T +41 81 830 00 01

  • Organizers

    General Chair

    Thomas Schulthess, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre

    Program Committee

    Sadaf Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre

    Ronald Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories

    John Turner, Oak Ridge National Laboratories

    Local Arrangements

    Raluca Hodoroaba, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre

    Tatjana Ruefli, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre

  • Sponsors

    We would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their generous support of the SOS24 Workshop.

    Gold Sponsors