August 27, 2019 - by CSCS

It is the first time that CSCS has the pleasure to host the HPC User Forum. The meeting will offer a review of key trends in high-performance computing, with representation of Swiss, European and U.S. perspectives. Special focus will be given to the positioning of Switzerland in the (European) HPC landscape with a presentation by Peter Brönnimann (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation) and by the Director of CSCS, Thomas Schulthess. Leonardo Flores (European Commission) will additionally update about the latest developments in EuroHPC. Additionally Thomas Lippert (PRACE Council Chair) with update about PRACE and Kimmo Koski (CSC) will present the goals for the Pan-European supercomputer.

Different presentations on the second day will focus on topics related to weather predictions and climate. Andreas Mueller (ECMWF) will focus on energy efficiency of meteorological codes at exascala, Rob Aulwes (Los Alamos National Laboratory) will speak about accelerating Climate codes on GPU. David Bader (Los Alamos National Laboratory) will present on the atmosphere General Circulation Model on Hybrid Leadership Architectures. Additional presentations from international speakers will inform you about other developments in HPC.

The HPC User Forum Steering Committee and Hyperion Research invite interested HPC community members to reserve a seat at one or both HPC User Forum meetings that will take place during the same week in Lugano, where the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) is located, and EPCC/University of Edinburgh in October.  The meetings will begin and end at midday, to make same-day travel easier. Registration and food/refreshments are free, but space is strictly limited. Seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For the agenda, further information on the meetings and for registration please refer to: