DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011 in Helsinki
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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.
* deisaprace2011 at postit.csc.fi
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
With best regards,
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 csc.fi, www.csc.fi
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