2020 Swiss Conference & HPCXXL User Group

Palazzo dei Congressi
Vacancies available
From CHF 90.00

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre in collaboration with the HPC-AI Advisory Council and HPCXXL Board, will host the 11th annual Swiss Conference and bi-annual HPCXXL Winter Meeting in Lugano, Switzerland, from 6 - 9 April, 2020.

HPC Advisory Council Swiss Conference 2020
6 - 9 April, 2020
Palazzo dei Congressi
Lugano, Switzerland

Intersecting interests, industries and initiatives!

Explore the domains and disciplines driving change and progress at an unprecedented pace, join the HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC), the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) and HPCXXL Board for the 11th annual Swiss Conference and HPCXXL Winter meeting.

Gather with fellow colleagues, a recognizable lineup of industry giants, startups, technology innovators and renowned subject matter experts to share insights on the tools, techniques and technologies that are bringing private and public research communities and interests together and inspiring entirely new possibilities.

The combined proceedings kick-off with the three day, open to all, annual Swiss Conference. This highly interactive forum draws leaders from private and public industry to learn from each other by openly sharing expertise and findings. Sessions range from thought leadership to practical application with an agenda that combines invited and contributed talks with immersive breakout sessions, hands-on tutorials and workshops that cover current research to cutting-edge use of HPC, AI, Cloud, Containers, OpenStack and more.

The agenda of the meeting will be available in the following months.

The four day forum concludes with the HPCXXL User Group. This bi-annual, Board hosted, members and by invitation -only meeting is open to large-scale IBM and Lenovo system users, partners and affiliates.

HPCXXL members can register for all four days or Thursday only, additional fee applies.
Registration is required for all participants for all session(s) (with limited pricing discounts for 3 & 4 day participants), and it includes a special group outing and daily break and lunch services. Register today and join us for knowledgeable evaluations, prescriptive best practices along with provocative and shared learnings.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

  • Registration fees

    Important participation information

    Three days, plus one or just one … Take advantage of Early Bird registration before discounts end on February 23, 2020.

    Registration, provided separately, is required for all participants. The rate includes a nominal attendee fee charged in advance (with limited pricing discounts for early registration), a special group outing and daily break and lunch services.

    Early registration (through February 23, 2020)

    90.00 CHF           HPC Advisory Council only (Mon-Wed: 06-08 April, 2020)
    180.00 CHF         HPC Advisory Council + HPCXXL User Group (Mon-Thu: 06-09 April, 2020)
    90.00 CHF           HPCXXL User Group only (Thu: 09 April, 2020)

    Regular admission (from February 24, 2020)

    180.00 CHF         HPC Advisory Council only (Mon-Wed: 06-08 April, 2020)
    270.00 CHF         HPC Advisory Council + HPCXXL User Group (Mon-Thu: 06-09 April, 2020)
    90.00 CHF           HPCXXL User Group only (Thu: 09 April, 2020)

    Deadline for registration: Friday, March 27, 2020

    Please note that all registrations are final and fees cannot be reimbursed.

  • Accommodation

    All attendees – including sponsors and presenters - are responsible for coordination and cost of individual/group travel, accommodations, etc.

    Looking for an accommodation? Participants in this event may refer to the official Lugano Tourism website.

    Ticino Ticket

    A personal guest card will be handed to overnight guests when they check in. Ticino Ticket includes free use of public transport and discounts on the most popular tourist attractions.

  • Conference Dinner on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    The HPC Advisory Council is delighted to announce that the evening event will be held at the Birrificio di Bioggio on April 7, 2020.

    Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
    Return transportation: included
    Departure from the Conference site: 18:30. Please make sure to be in front of Palazzo dei Congressi on time.
    Departure from the Birrificio di Bioggio: 22:00. Please make sure to be in front of the restaurant on time.
    Location: Birrificio di Bioggio
    Via Cademario 2
    CH - 6934 Bioggio
    T. +41(0)91 600 23 33

    The conference dinner is traditionally a highlight in the social program of the HPC Advisory Council Conferences. Birrificio di Bioggio, known for its cozy and comfortable atmosphere, provides the perfect venue for enjoying open and friendly networking with fellow colleagues.

    Attendance at the conference dinner is included in the registration fee, but participation in the evening event must be confirmed at the time of registration.
    It is also possible to register an accompanying partner for an additional fee of CHF 100.