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PRACEdays17

16 May 2017 - 18 May 2017

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16 May 2017
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18 May 2017
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More attendees, more parallel sessions at PRACEdays17 – all this was successfully embedded as the central event during the 2nd European HPC Summit Week from 16 May to 18 May 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. The fascinating conference included keynotes about European and international HPC strategy, scientific achievements, and industrial applications of HPC. The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) provided as local host an enjoyable environment and an excellent organisation.

PRACEdays17 was for the second time part of the European HPC Summit Week which offered a large number of interesting workshops from different actors in the HPC eco-system. The entire EHPCSW 2017 welcomed more than 350 attendees and 270 of them participated in PRACEdays17: a significant growth rate in attendance.

The plenary sessions at PRACEdays17 provided the audience a wide range of keynote presentations: from the European Commission on the European Data Infrastructure (EDI) to an international speaker from China on Innovation of Intelligent Manufacturing Driven by Cloud HPC. Several parallel sessions covered a diversity of HPC related topics from leading speakers from science and industry.

One of the highlights during the plenary session on Wednesday was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between PRACE, RIST (Japan) and XSEDE (USA). Further details can be found here.

The third day offered the attendees an interesting panel discussion on “Support to HPC code: The gap between scientific code development and exascale technology. The software challenges for extreme scale computing faced by the Community” moderated by Inma Martinez.

An overview of PRACEDays16, details of the awards, presentations and posters presented. as well as videos and picture of the event, can be found using the links below.

I am delighted to see the PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference growing each year. I would like to thank all involved – from organisers to attendees – for their support and contribution to making this a successful fourth edition of PRACEdays. I hope to see you all again in Ljubljana next year!

Serge Bogaerts, Managing Director of PRACE aisbl.

An overview of PRACEDays17, details of the awards, presentations and posters presented. as well as videos and picture of the event, can be found using the links below.

Plenary session (1)

This session took place Tuesday 16 May 2017.

Title: Opening of PRACEdays17

Speaker

  • Serge Bogaerts, Chair of the PRACEdays17 Organisation and Programme Committee

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Title: Welcome

Speaker

  • Anwar Osseyran, Chair of the PRACE council

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Title: Welcome note: Local Host BSC

Speaker

  • Mateo Valero, Director BSC

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Title: Vlasiator – Understanding near-Earth space in six dimensions

Speaker

  • Minna Palmroth, University of Helsinki

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Title: Quantitative supply chain optimization using big-data methodologies in the chemical industry

Speaker

  • Telli van der Lei, Senior Scientist Supply Chain and Process Modeling, DSM

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Title: Presentation of the upcoming Call for proposals of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom 2017

Speaker

  • Leonardo Flores Añover, European Commission

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Title: Developing European Technology to Serve the HPC Ecosystem

Speaker

  • Jean-Pierre Panziera, ETP4HPC

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Scientific Parallel Track 1: Materials Science

This session took place Tuesday 16 May 2017.

Title: Bioinspired surfaces for robust submerged superhydrophobicity: Insights from molecular dynamics

Speaker

  • Alberto Giacomello, Sapienza University of Rome

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Title: Optimized Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Algorithms for modelling the self-organization of two classes of materials: Semifluorinated alkanes and semiconducting polymers based on thiophenes

Speaker

  • Flora Tsourtou, University of Patras

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Scientific Parallel Track 2: Life Science

This session took place Tuesday 16 May 2017.

Title: A multiscale model of chromatin at bp-level

Speaker

  • Jürgen Walther, Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona

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Title: Rapid, accurate, precise and reliable relative free energy prediction using ensemble based thermodynamic integration

Speaker

  • Agasthya Bathi, University College London

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Title: PCJ-BLAST – massively parallel sequence alignment using NCBI Blast and PCJ Java library

Speaker

  • Bala Piotr, University of Warsaw

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Scientific Parallel Track 3: Fluid Dynamics

This session took place Tuesday 16 May 2017.

Title: Climate change mitigation: Prediction of CO2 dissolution in geological reservoirs

Speaker

  • Marco de Paoli, Vienna University of Technology

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Title: Large Scale Simulations of Cloud Cavitation Collapse

Speaker

  • Ursula Rasthofer, ETH Zurich

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Title: Viscosity-modulated breakup and coalescence of large drops in bounded turbulence

Speaker

  • Alessio Roccon, TU Wien

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Plenary session (2)

This session took place Tuesday 16 May 2017.

Title: Future GEANT network plans in Europe

Speaker

  • Mark Johnston, Chief Operations Officer GÉANT

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Title: DNS of Gravity-Driven Bubbly Flows

Speaker

  • Néstor Balcázar

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Title: Nonlinear electromagnetic stabilization of ITG microturbulence by ICRF-driven fast ions in ASDEX Upgrade

Speaker

  • Felipe Nathan de Oliveira, BSC

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Industrial Parallel Track 1: Spanish Industry

This session took place Tuesday 16 May 2017.

Title: In silico drug discovery and computation

Speaker

  • Roberto Soliva, NBD

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Title: Vortex Bladeless: A new way to harvest wind energy

Speaker

  • José Viyeira, Vortex Bladeless

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Industrial Parallel Track 2: Industry & Engineering

This session took place Tuesday 16 May 2017.

Title: Next Generation of Co-Processors Emerges – In-Network Computing Speaker
  • Richard Graham, Mellanox
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Title: FTL Systems’ Commercial ExaScale Systems Designed & Manufactured in Europe

Speaker

  • Willis John, FTL Systems

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Industrail Parallel Track 3: European Industry

This session took place Tuesday 16 May 2017.

Title: Matrix of RNA-Seq project

Speaker

  • Fabien Pierrat, MARS

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Title: FORTISSIMO and SHAPE: Helping SMEs access HPC

Speaker

  • Paul Graham, EPCC, Fortissimo

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Title: SesameNET Project

Speaker

  • Tomi Ilijas, ARCTUR, Coordinator of SESAMENet Project

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Plenary session (3)

This session took place Wednesday 17 May 2017.

Title: Innovation of Intelligent Manufacturing Driven by Cloud HPC

Speaker

  • Xue-Feng Yuan, Director Institute for Systems Rheology, ISR School of Engineering Science for Intelligent Manufacturing, P.R. China

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Title: Modeling of catalysts with industrial applications

Speaker

  • Lopez Nuria, Group Leader, Institute of Chemical research of Catalonia, ICIQ, Tarragona, Spain

Scientific Parallel Track 4: Energy & Particle Physics

This session took place Wednesday 17 May 2017.

Title: High Performance Computing for Non-linear MHD Simulations of Pellet Triggered ELMs in Fusion Devices

Speaker

  • Shimpei Futatani, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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Title: Design and optimization of a portable Lattice QCD Monte Carlo code for heterogeneous HPC architectures, using OpenACC

Speaker

  • Enrico Calore, INFN and University of Ferrara

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Scientific Parallel Track 5: Astrophsics

This session took place Wednesday 17 May 2017.

Title: Multi-scale reionization

Speaker

  • Iliev Ilian, University of Sussex

Title: State-of-the-art hybrid simulations of plasma turbulence in support of solar and heliospheric space missions

Speaker

  • Luca Franci, University of Florence

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Scientific Parallel Track 6: Climate & Environment

This session took place Wednesday 17 May 2017.

Title: Multifractal and Dynamic Topology of the Ocean Surface

Speaker

  • José Manuel Redondo, UPC Barcelona

Title: Software stack deployment for Earth System Modelling using SPACK

Speaker

  • Kim Serradell Marondo, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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Title: Mixing due to large amplitude internal waves and convection

Speaker

  • Sibgatullin Ilias, Moscow State University

Title: PRACE Peer Review

Speaker

  • Roxana Dascalu, PRACE aisbl

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Title: How to recruit and retain women in the PRACE HPC community

Speaker

  • Toni Collis, EPCC

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Plenary session (4)

This session took place Thursday 18 May 2017.

Title: Closing of PRACEdays17

Speaker

  • Serge Bogaerts

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PRACEdays17 Posters

The following Posters were presented at the PRACEdays17 Poster Sesssion.

Poster Title: Nonlinear electromagnetic stabilization of ITG microturbulence by ICRF-driven fast ions in ASDEX Upgrade

Poster Authors

  • Felipe Nathan, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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Poster Title: DNS of Gravity-Driven Bubbly Flows

Poster Authors

  • Néstor Balcázar, Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center, CTTC Technical University of Catalonia, UPC
  • Jesús Castro, Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center, CTTC Technical University of Catalonia, UPC
  • Joaquim Rigola, Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center, CTTC Technical University of Catalonia, UPC
  • Assensi Oliva, Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center, CTTC Technical University of Catalonia, UPC

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Poster Title: POP: A Transversal HPC Centre of Excellence in Performance Optimisation and Productivity

Poster Authors

  • Sally Bridgwater, Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd, Oxford, UK
  • Nick Dingle, Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd, Oxford, UK
  • Edward Smyth, Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd, Oxford, UK
  • Gina Alioto, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

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Poster Title: ECOSCALE Project: Energy-Efficient Heterogeneous COmputing at exaSCALE

Poster Authors

  • Telecommunication Systems Institute, Queen’s University Belfast

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Poster Title: Microscopic dynamics and topology of polymer rings immersed in a host matrix of longer linear polymers: Results from a detailed molecular dynamics simulation study and comparison with experimental data

Poster Authors

  • Dimitrios G. Tsalikisa, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras & FORTH/ICE-HT
  • Vlasis G. Mavrantzasa, Particle Technology Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering

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Poster Title: High Performance Computing: An appealing solution for assessing radionuclide transport in fractured media at a grain-pore scale

Poster Authors

  • H. Ebrahimi, Amphos 21 Spain
  • P. Trinchero, Amphos 21 Spain
  • J. Molinero, Amphos 21 Spain
  • G. Deissmann, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • U. Svensson, Computer-aided Fluid Engineering AB, Sweden
  • B. Gylling, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB, SKB, Sweden
  • D. Bosbach, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • I. Puigdomenech, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB, SKB, Sweden

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Poster Title: Studying of statistical parameters for turbulent wake of a single wind turbine

Poster Authors

  • Jackson Tellez-Alvarez, FLUMEN Research Institute
  • Sergei Strijhak, Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ISPRAS
  • José Manuel Redondo, Applied Physics Dept., UPC Barcelona Tech.

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Poster Title: Finite size effects on the dynamics in simulations of lipid membranes

Poster Authors

  • Martin Vögele, Department of Theoretical Biophysics, Max-Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main
  • Gerhard Hummer, Department of Theoretical Biophysics, Max-Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main

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Poster Title: Towards Embedded GPUs in HPC: A “green” counterpart of server GPUs or something more?

Poster Authors

  • Matina Maria Trompouki, Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Technical University of Catalonia
  • Leonidas Kosmidis, Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Technical University of Catalonia

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Poster Title: Main Memory Provisioning for High-Performance Computing

Poster Authors

  • Darko Zivanovic, Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación, Departament d’Arquitectura de Computadors, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Petar Radojković, Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación, Departament d’Arquitectura de Computadors, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Eduard Ayguadé, Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación, Departament d’Arquitectura de Computadors, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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Poster Title: Development of a New Deterministic Neutron Transport Code for Fusion Applications

Poster Authors

  • Carles Riera-Auge, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ICREA
  • Albert Gutierrez-Milla, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ICREA
  • Mervi Mantsinen, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ICREA

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PRACEdays17 Pictures

Below are a select number of pictures from PRACEdays17.