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EuroHPC Summit Week

13 Maggio 2019

Il summit EuroHPC 2019, in corso fino al 17 maggio a Poznań, riunisce i principali stakeholder HPC in Europa. L'incontro, sostenuto dalla joint undertaking EuroHPC, è organizzato da PRACE, EXDCI-2 ed ETP4HPC e ha l'obiettivo di mettere a confronto utenti scientifici e industriali di HPC, fornitori di tecnologie e infrastrutture, enti e referenti di progetti. La settimana del Summit EuroHPC 2019 è ospitata dal centro per il supercalcolo PSNC di Poznań, in Polonia. 

In questo contesto si terrà anche l'evento PRACEdays19, con diversi workshop sulle aree applicative del supercalcolo, sulle tecnologie e le infrastrutture HPC.

I principali incontri saranno trasmessi in streaming:

Carlo Cavazzoni, responsabile sviluppo sistemi HPC Cineca, partecipa al workshop "Co-designing applications with the European Processor Initiative"

The co-design with applications is a critical activity in the development of the exascale technology. The European Processor Initiative (EPI) is leading the European effort to develop a competitive solution for the next generation of computing, providing the key components for building Exascale supercomputers based on European hardware and software technologies. This session will bring together the application communities with clear needs for exascale performance and the EPI players to discuss about how to collaborate in the co-design effort in view of the integration of the European technologies in pilots. The final goal will be to ensure that the new European technologies are fully exploited and meet the needs of users and applications addressing grand scientific and societal challenges. This session targets the European technology and application developers (including Centres of Excellence).

Debora Testi, HPC project manager Cineca, coordina il workshop "Equality and Diversity in HPC"

The presence and contribution of women, and other generally underrepresented groups, is increasing in many scientific domains including HPC, but numbers show that still there is gap to be bridged. Some attempts are being made to increase inclusivity, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Procedures put in place in good faith to support the inclusion of underrepresented groups may actually be perceived as undermining competence, and actually backfire. Which are present, and sometimes unconscious, barriers for under represented groups in science and in particular in computational research? Have you encountered inclusivity barriers in your career and how did you overcome them? What can be done to reduce those barriers? Which are the best practices from your organisation? This session is meant to raise awareness and inspire participants to start working with these topics. We would like to hear from you what you experienced, what you tried, what worked, what didn’t work, and what you are thinking of trying and would like to hear others’ opinions on. Outcome of the session will be summarised in an article to be widely disseminated.