We are pleased to present to the European CoE community the first Workshop on Software Co-Design Actions in European Flagship HPC Codes scheduled in conjunction with ISC High Performance (ISC) on June 2nd in Hamburg, Germany. Organised by FocusCoE, SiPearl, Arm Ltd and NVIDIA, this workshop focuses specifically on software co-design actions applied to production-grade community-wide European flagship HPC applications. Scientists representing MaX, EoCoE, POP, BioExcel, TREX, and RAISE Centres of Excellence will share their experiences and lessons learnt in software co-design, which remains a ‘must-do’ to address a complex and dynamic HPC technology landscape with a rich portfolio of choices across CPU architectures and accelerators.

We encourage any in-person participants of ISC to attend the workshop live!

See the schedule below and access the full list of abstracts HERE. Then stay tuned after the event for our News article

including workshop highlights and presentation materials!

Speaker Schedule

  • 2:00pm – Welcome Remarks
  • 2:05pm – Co-design with Proxy-Apps: A match made in heaven?
    • Jens Domke (RIKEN R-CCS) [Invited Speaker]
  • 2:30pm – Performance Assessment and Energy Efficiency of MaX Codes
    • Daniele Cesarini (CINECA, MaX)
  • 3:00pm – Alya – computational fluid dynamics on exascale GPU hardware for the wind community
    • Herbert Owen (BSC, EoCoE)
  • 3:30pm – Resources for co-design in the POP CoE
    • Xavier Teruel (BSC, POP)
  • 4:00pm – Coffee Break
  • 4:30pm – HPC codesign in GROMACS
    • Szilárd Páll (KTH, BioExcel)
  • 5:00pm – Co-Designing a high performance and portable library (QMCKL): one of the major challenges addressed by TREX CoE
    • William Jalby (UVSQ, TREX)
  • 5:30pm – Performance analysis and code optimizations for distributed training of autoencoders
    • Rakesh Sarma (JSC, RAISE)
  • 5:55pm – Final Remarks

Workshop Organisers

  • Filippo Spiga, Alliance Manager and Developer Relations at NVIDIA Ltd
  • Jean-Marc Denis, Chief Strategy Officer at SiPearl
  • Conrad Hillairet, HPC Engineer at Arm
  • Guy Lonsdale, scapos AG / FocusCoE Coordinator

Workshop Programme Committee Members

  • Edouard Audit, chair of HPC3 and Director of Maison de Simulation at CEA
  • Jean-Pierre Panziera, Chairman of ETP4HPC and Chief Technology Director for High Performance Computing at ATOS
  • Lilith Axner, Director of the EuroCC National Competence Center Sweden (ENCCS)
  • Dirk Pleiter, PDC Center for High Performance Computing and Professor of Computer Science at KTH
  • Estela Suarez, Senior Scientist at JSC and Professor at University of Bonn
  • Carlo Cavazzoni, Head of Computational R&D, and Director of the HPC Lab at Leonardo Company ul

This three-day event includes in-depths training on the flagship EoCoE codes and solvers, which focus on HPC simulations applied to energy domains. These codes and solvers are designed and optimized to run on the latest European pre-exascale machines, and will ultimately be scaled to the upcoming exascale systems.

The school is aimed at scientists and researchers from academia and industry from across Europe, it will allow participants to test their mastery of these codes on the EoCoE Software as a Service Portal, using the computing resources of the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC).

An EoCoE team of researchers from several prominent European research centres will host the training sessions and supervise the work of School participants. This event will focus on material science, weather forecast and climate change plus the software and algorithm expertise.

A strong participation to the EoCoE School will be rewarded with certification and several awards. To evaluate whom this award will go to, participants are asked to describe their goals regarding the EoCoE codes on registration to the School, and also hosts will assess their participation during the sessions.

Agenda and registration at the following link: https://indico3.conference4me.psnc.pl/event/8

GPU Bootcamps and Hackathons 2022

GPU acceleration is a key feature of many modern supercomputers. Therefore, a series of GPU hackathons and bootcamps, many of which are organized by partner institutions of European Centres of Excellence for High-Performance Computing and National Competence Centres, will take place throughout Europe again this year. The following (and many more) hackathons and bootcamps will be hosted in a hybrid or purely digital format:

The hackathons and bootcamps are multi-day intensive hands-on events designed to help scientists, researchers, and developers to accelerate and optimize their applications for GPUs using libraries, OpenACC, CUDA and other tools by pairing participants with dedicated mentors experienced in GPU programming and development. 

Representing distinguished scholars and pre-eminent institutions around the world, these teams of mentors and attendees work together to realize performance gains and speed-ups by taking advantage of parallel programming on GPUs.

Applications can be submitted at www.gpuhackathons.org.

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IPDPS is an international forum for engineers and scientists from around the world to present their latest research findings in all aspects of parallel computation. In addition to technical sessions of submitted paper presentations, the meeting offers workshops, tutorials, and commercial presentations & exhibits.

IPDPS represents a unique international gathering of computer scientists from around the world. Now, more than ever, we prize this annual meeting as a testament to the strength of international cooperation in seeking to apply computer science technology to the betterment of our global village.

Each year, SC provides the leading technical program for professionals and students in the HPC community, as measured by impact, at the highest academic and professional standards.

The Program is designed to share best practices in areas such as: algorithms; applications; architectures and networks; clouds and distributed computing; data analytics, visualization, and storage; machine learning and HPC; performance; programming systems; system software; and state of the practice in large-scale deployment and integration.

The European meeting for Experts in Digital technologies

Simulation . HPC/HPDA . Artificial Intelligence . Quantum Computing

The Workshop and Conference programs will be announced on April 1st, 2022.

ISC High Performance is focused on bringing the most critical developments and trends in HPC, machine learning, and high performance data analytics to conference attendees. Be it the conference program or the exhibition, the emphasis is on how to successfully apply these technologies in science, engineering and commerce.

The HPC landscape is changing to the demands of industry and science. As an event, ISC High Performance acknowledges and caters this change by bringing together HPC practitioners, users, and vendors to engage in discussions on technologies that didn’t seem possible a short time ago.

As a community we are TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE!

Two CoEs PerMedCoE as well as CompBioMed will participate in Expert Panel. Mariano Vazquez from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) will participate in the expert panel titled “Biomedical platforms” on Wednesday, 17 November 2021 from 13-14h CEST as part of the MEDICAL Health IT Forum, that will be held in Düsseldorf (Germany) from 15-18 November 2021. The panel has numerous IT medical experts and is moderated by Prof. Dr. Christoph Brochhausen-Delius, University of Regensburg, Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Pathology. See the full panel experts here:

  • Alexander van der Mey, CEO, Healex GmbH
  • Pierre Cholet, Head of Business Development – Europe, Decentriq
  • Dr. Philipp Mann, Senior Alliance Manager, Owkin
  • Mariano Vazquez, Research Group Leader, Barcelona Supercomputing Center BSC-CNS (virtual speaker)
  • Georges de Feu, CEO, LynxCare


It is becoming increasingly apparent that the future, decarbonized energy ecosystem will rely heavily on extreme computing and data technologies to drive essential innovations in production and storage technologies, mitigate power source variability and manage its distribution via a complex hierarchy of macro- and micro-networks. The drive towards Exascale computing over the next 5-10 years will enable significant step changes in the predictability and management of renewables as their share of the energy mix increases towards 100%.

EoCoE, MaX, HiDALGO, HVL, and FocusCoE are collaborating to deliver this talk at the Networking Village at EUSEW, on 26 October from 10:30 to 11:00 CEST. This talk aims to attract both senior academics and industrial stakeholders in the energy sector. It addresses topics such as planning for energy production from renewable sources, materials design for energy applications and technologies for solving complex systems. There is a large untapped potential in the use of HPC and Big Data as well as valuable expertise in this field in Europe. This potential remains unexploited by stakeholders partly because of lack of awareness on the technological benefits and partly because of lack of access to suitable expertise and skills. This talk sheds light to the current state of technology advancements and possibilities for HPC infrastructure access.

You can register for EUSEW for free, which is taking place virtually on 25-29 October 2021, under the theme ‘Towards 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System’. The event will comprise a 3-day digital Policy Conference, the EUSEW Awards, the second European Youth Energy Day as well as 1:1 video meetings, virtual stands and other networking activities. Participants will also have access to online side events and Sustainable Energy Days, digital events taking place all over Europe.

The EuroHPC Summit Week 2022 will take place from 22 to 24 March in Paris, France. The conference will be hosted by GENCI, the French HPC agency, and organised by PRACE, the HPC-GIG project and ETP4HPC.

On Tuesday 22 March 2022 from 16:30 until 18:00h, FocusCoE project will host a session titled “European HPC CoEs: perspectives for a healthy HPC application eco-system and Exascale” involving 12 of 15 European Centers of Excellence or CoEsThe session will discuss the key role of CoEs in the EuroHPC application pillar, focussing on their impact for building a vibrant, healthy HPC application eco-system and on perspectives for Exascale applications. 


16:30 – 16:50h Introductory presentation, Edouard Audit (HPC3 chair / EoCoE)

16:50 – 17:25h Round table 1 “Serving complementarity of application needs throughout the HPC Pyramid”, moderator: Edouard Audit (HPC3 chair / EoCoE)

17:25 – 17:55h Round table discussion 2 “Complex application workflows in the exascale era”, moderator: Edouard Audit (HPC3 chair / EoCoE)

17:55 – 18:00h Conclusions and farewell, Edouard Audit (HPC3 chair / EoCoE)

The following HPC CoEs representatives will take part in the round tables: BioExcel, ChEESE, CompBioMed, EoCoE, EsiWACE2, EXCELLERAT, HiDALGO, MaX, POP, TREX, NOMAD, PerMedCoE, CoEC, RAISE. 

Register to this session here: https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/1214/page/140-registration