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13 November 2016 - 18 November 2016
PRACE – The European HPC Infrastructure at SC16
The PRACE booth team welcomed more than 600 visitors during the exhibition days at SC16 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. PRACE experts presented different PRACE activities:
- PRACE Peer Review Process
- SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe)
- Training and Education at the PRACE booth to SC16 attendees
Furthermore PRACE was delighted to welcome two external speakers:
See the above presentation given at the end of this text.
This year PRACE provided for the first time a shared space to the EXDCI project (European Extreme Data & Computing Initiative).
On Monday 14 November 2016 the Exhibition of SC16 opened at 19:00 local time. Alison Kennedy the current PRACE Managing Director welcomed with a short talk the first visitors to the PRACE booth.
During the week PRACE experts presented in short talks the different PRACE activities including an exchange of Questions and Answers with a responsive audience. The presentation about SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) held by Stephane Requena (Member of the PRACE Board of Directors) gathered interested participants from different nationalities.
This was a good occasion to hand out to all participants the new PRACE Digest 2016 Industry. Likewise the other presentations on PRACE Peer Review by Richard Tavares (PRACE Peer Review Officer) and PRACE Training/Education by Florian Berberich (Member of the PRACE Board of Directors) got much attention from the SC16 attendees. Toni Collis, Director of Women of HPC who informed the audience about the current activities of WHPC during SC16 and in general about the initiative (please see here the slides) . Sidharth Kumar, post doc at Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI), University of Utah talked about his project on Parallel IDX (PIDX). PIDX is a high performance I/O library.
For the first time PRACE took part as sponsor in the SC16 Scavenger Hunt organised by the Students@SC programme. This action gave PRACE the opportunity to attract a wide range of international undergraduate students at SC16.
All this was completed by very good discussions and exchange of information between the high motived PRACE booth team and the visitors.