DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011 in Helsinki

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Registration for the DEISA PRACE Symposium is open. Please find more
 information below. Seats are limited: to ensure your participation
 please register as soon as possible.
 DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011 in Helsinki
 DEISA, the Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing
 Applications, and PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in
 Europe organise a third major European event in High Performance
 Computing (HPC): the DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011. This symposium will
 take place from April 13 to 14 in Helsinki, Finland. It is hosted by
 CSC   IT Center for Science, Finland at the National Museum of Finland.
 This unique symposium on Advancements in Petaflop Computing covers both
 European and international developments. The event addresses major
 interests of a broad audience: computational scientists, HPC technology
 experts, government representatives, vendors, and industry partners.
 Registration for the DEISA PRACE Symposium is open at the DEISA and the
 PRACE websites, participation is free of charge.
 Keynote speakers across the world will outline the strategic
 perspectives of High Performance Computing. During the first day they
 include Thom Dunning, UIUC, Director of NCSA, Kostas Glinos, Head of
 Unit, DG INFSO, European Commission, Anita Lehikoinen, Director of the
 Division for Higher Education and Science, Finnish Ministry of
 Education, Culture and Science, Xuebin Chi, Chinese Academy of Science,
 China, David Keyes, KAUST, Saudi Arabia & Columbia University, US and 
 Mitsuo Yokokawa, Next-Generation Supercomputer R&D Center, Riken,
 The second day focuses on challenges in computational science. In three
 Extreme Computing sessions, challenging computational science projects
 from all over Europe will be presented, covering essential scientific
 The 1st PRACE User Forum is also included in the programme of the
 symposium. The 1st PRACE User Forum will mark the start up of a forum
 where the PRACE users can discuss their experiences and expectations
 from the PRACE HPC services and resources.
 Speakers from PRACE and DEISA will provide updates on the projects
 including Tier-0 system access, HPC architectures and projects  current
 status and future plans.
 More information:
   * deisaprace2011 at
 About DEISA: In EU FP7, the DEISA Consortium has continued to support
 and further develop the distributed high performance computing
 infrastructure and its services through the DEISA2 project. Activities
 and services relevant for Applications Enabling, Operation, and
 Technologies have been further enhanced, as these are indispensable for
 the effective support of computational sciences in the HPC area, with
 the aim of a turnkey operational solution for a persistent European HPC
 About PRACE: The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)
 is an international nonprofit association with its seat in Brussels.
 The PRACE Research Infrastructure (RI) provides a persistent
 world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) service for scientists and
 researchers from academia and industry. The PRACE leadership systems
 form the apex of the performance pyramid and are well integrated into
 the European HPC ecosystem. The preparation and implementation of the
 PRACE RI receive EC funding under grants RI-211528 and FP7-261557.
 About CSC: CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd. is a non-profit limited
 company administered by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
 Having core competences in modeling, computing and information
 services, CSC provides versatile IT services, support and resources for
 academia, research institutes, and companies. The Funet communication
 links provide research workers with Finland's widest selection of
 scientific software and databases and Finland's most powerful
 supercomputing environment.
 With best regards,
 Anni Jakobsson
 Communications officer
 CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd.
 P.O. BOX 405, Keilaranta 14, FI-02101 Espoo, Finland
 +358 9 457 2058, +358 50 330 7089, anni.jakobsson at,

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