Hosted by FocusCoE, this workshop within the EuroHPC Summit Week 2021 will include a first introductory part with a the HPC competence centers followed by a discussion panel titled “Applications Support in EuroHPC – Status and Future“.


13:30 – 13:40 FocusCoE welcome and introduction Guy Lonsdale (Scapos)
13:40 – 14:30 Preparing European Applications for the Exascale Era – Successes and Perspectives from the HPC Centres of Excellence Edouard Audit, CEA & EoCoE
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 15:55 Panel: Applications Support in EuroHPC – Status and Future

 Subtitle: „Centres of Excellence in Context“


Elisa Molinari, Univ. Modena & MAX, RIAG

Sinead Ryan, Trinity College Dublin & INFRAG

Edouard Audit, CEA & EoCoE

Bastian Koller, HLRS & Excellerat, EuroCC/CASTIEL

Joost VandeVondele, CSCS & MAX, RIAG, PRACE 

Daniel Opalka, EuroHPC

Juan Pelegrin, European Commission

Moderator: Erwin Laure, MPCDF & FocusCoE
15:55 – 16:00 Wrap-up and farewell Guy Lonsdale (Scapos)

Register to this event here:

The HiPEAC conference 2021 will take place in January 2021 in Budapest, Hungary.

The HiPEAC Computing System week will take place in 14-16th October 2020 in Tampere, Finland.

The European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC) conference is the premier European forum for experts in computer architecture, programming models, compilers and operating systems for embedded and general-purpose systems. The HiPEAC 2020 conference will take place in Bologna, Italy. Associated workshops, tutorials, special sessions, several large poster session and an industrial exhibition will run in parallel with the conference.

The ICEI/Fenix project is excited to announce the 2nd free-of-charge Fenix Infrastructure Webinar “How to exploit ICEI scalable computing services” to take place on Tuesday 10 December at 15:00 CET. Read all the details below and register at:

Date and Time: Tuesday 10 December 15:00-16:00 CET

Cost: Free of charge

Speaker: Sadaf Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)

Description: The goal of this webinar is to introduce participants to the Fenix Scalable Computing Services (SCC). It will provide details on the ICEI infrastructure for SCC at the Swiss National Supercomputing Computing Centre (CSCS). A dedicated Q&A time will allow for questions at the end of the webinar. Information on the available resources can be found at:

Who should attend?

  • HPC infrastructure users
  • Neuroscientists
  • Application and platform developers
  • Workflow engineers

Main takeaways

  • Usage details of a large-scale hybrid and heterogeneous scalable computing services
  • Opportunities for tuning and optimisation for users and platform developers


  • Overview Piz Daint ecosystem (10 min)

        computing, storage & networking

        programming environment (compiler, math libraries, MPI, debugging and performance tools)

        resource management and scheduling

        data transfer and management

        HPC and data science tools and frameworks

  • Selected examples and how-tos (10 min)

        job submission, querying and user level tools

        compiling, profiling and debugging

        storage orchestration

  • Itemised list of projects from the Human Brain Project highlighting usage of Piz Daint in workflows (5 min)
  • Questions & Answers (20 min)

The webinar will be recorded and the full recording will be available on the Fenix Webinars page soon after it takes place. Register at:

Established in 1988, the annual SC conference continues to grow steadily in size and impact each year. Approximately 5,000 people participate in the technical program, with about 11,000 people overall. The technical program is the heart of SC. It has addressed virtually every area of scientific and engineering research, as well as technological development, innovation, and education. Its presentations, tutorials, panels, and discussion forums have included breakthroughs in many areas and inspired new and innovative areas of computing.

A GPU hackathon is a 5-day coding event in which teams of developers port their applications to run on GPUs, or optimize their applications that already run on GPUs. Each team consists of three or more developers who are intimately familiar with (some part of) their application, and they work alongside two mentors with GPU programming expertise. The mentors come from universities, national laboratories, supercomputing centers, government institutions, and vendors. The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre is pleased to announce that the fifth GPU-programming EuroHack will be held from September 30 to October 04, 2019 at the Hotel De La Paix  in Lugano, located in the Italian area of Switzerland.

The conference will address all aspects of the rapidly burgeoning domain of computational biomedicine, from genome through organ to whole human and population levels, embracing data driven, mechanistic modelling and simulation, machine learning and combinations thereof. We welcome contributions from academic, clinical and industrial participants alike.

The conference will address all aspects of the rapidly burgeoning domain of computational biomedicine, from genome through organ to whole human and population levels, embracing data driven, mechanistic modelling and simulation, machine learning and combinations thereof. It is  is organised by the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Computational Biomedicine (CompBioMed), aimed at nurturing and promoting the uptake and exploitation of high performance computing within the biomedical modelling community (

MAX CoE participates in the Graphene Week 2019 with the following workshop and session:

  1. Graphene Flagship – MaX joint workshop on “High performance computing for 2D materials research” Parallel Session on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 (15.30-18.00) + Poster Session (18.00-20.00)
    Chairs: Elisa Molinari – director of MaX Center,  Vladimir Falko – Director of NGI
  2. Policy session: “European HPC initiatives and 2D materials research: collaborating and funding opportunities” on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 (14:30-15:30)