FocusCoE organizes two workshops at EHPCSW21
With the support of the FocusCoE project, a number of the HPC CoE participated in the first online edition of the EuroHPC Summit Week 2021 (EHPCSW21) in the context of two half-day workshops: the first one was titled “CoEs on the road to Exascale” held on 23 March 2021 and the second one was a training session titled “HPC Education & Training – Perspectives from EU13 Member States” held on Friday 26 March 2021. The high interest in the workshops was reflected by the number of participants from both academia and HPC-related industry, with over 100 participants in total for each workshop.
The session on Tuesday was structured in two parts: the first one started with an overview of FocusCoE project given by Guy Lonsdale, FocusCoE coordinator, followed by a presentation from Edouard Audit (CEA) about the European HPC Centres of Excellence (CoEs) with a focus on their Applications. The second part was organised as a live panel discussion moderated by Erwin Laure (MPCDF) and addressed the status and future of Applications Support in EuroHPC.
“We are glad that various CoEs participated actively in the EuroHPC Summit Week giving them an opportunity to disseminate their latest results as well as to interact with the EHPCSW21 attendees. While we all miss the opportunity for physical events, one of the positive side-effects of the online environment is that it allows many others to view the recordings of our workshops after the event and thus increase the potential impact”, says Guy Lonsdale.
The session on Friday, chaired by Simon Wong (ICHEC), focused on the HPC education and training landscape among the EU13 Member States with individual talks on existing programmes, target communities and industries, and future perspectives. The audience was provided with a range of insights relevant for the development of the European HPC education and training ecosystem.
About the EHPCSW21
The EuroHPC Summit Week (EHPCSW) 2021 gathers the main European HPC stakeholders from technology suppliers and HPC infrastructures to scientific and industrial HPC users in Europe. As in previous years, PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, organised the eighth edition of its Scientific and Industrial Conference (PRACEdays21) within the EHPCSW 2021. PRACEdays21 will bring together experts from academia and industry who will present their advancements in HPC-supported science and engineering.