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PRACEdays18

29 May 2018 - 31 May 2018

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29 May 2018
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31 May 2018
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A dynamic PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference (PRACEdays) was again part of the European HPC Summit Week (EHPCSW) which took place from 28 May to 1 June 2018 at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference week was packed with fascinating keynote speakers from academia, industry, and government.

The European HPC Summit Week 2018 – PRACEdays18 welcomed 343 attendees from academia and industry. The University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (PRACE Member and local host) created a pleasant conference environment and provided excellent logistical support.

The plenary sessions offered a range of scientific achievements and industrial applications of HPC, as well as European and international HPC strategy. Parallel workshops were held throughout the week in the frame of the PRACEdays18 as well as the ones organized by other HPC initiatives.

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This year PRACEdays18 offered an intensive industrial track including a number of talks by awardees of PRACE SHAPE programme, showing their results.

At PRACEdays18, we heard how Invent Medical, supported by the SHAPE programme, used HPC for the first time to design 3D printed cranial remodelling helmets for babies from 3-12 months old; an inspiring story of how PRACE is helping the most vulnerable in society,

Dr Lee Margetts, Chair of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC).

Under the title “CoEs and HLSTs – What problems can they solve for me?” a panel discussion took place on Thursday between users and representatives of Centres of Excellent and High Level Support Teams.

At the traditional PRACE award ceremony,Sinéad Ryan, Chair of the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), was delighted to present the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC to Xiaoxiang Zhu, German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.

The PRACE Award for Best Scientific Presentation was given to Vincent Moureau, CORIA CNRS-UMR6614, Normandie Université, INSA et Université de Rouen, France for his presentation “HPC for the simulation of turbulent combustion in aeronautical engines”.

Hands-on training workshops for students were organised by the local host were a novelty on this year’s programme

Recordings of the User Forum Open Session “PRACE Peer Review Process – How to write a good proposal” and the Panel Discussion “CoEs and HLSTs – What problems can they solve for me?” were live-streamed, can be watched below.

PRACEdays offers a great opportunity to hear about the European HPC strategy and the scientific and industrial applications it enables. The conference continues to build its scientific programme and increase its visibility in the scientific communities, and to demonstrate the strength of European scientific computing.

Sinéad Ryan, Trinity College Dublin, Chair of the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee.

An overview of PRACEDays18, details of the awards, presentations presented. pracedays18 media coverage, as well as videos and picture of the event, can be found using the links below.

Please read the PRACEdays18 Executive Summary to get the flavor of this interesting and inspiring conference.

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Plenary session (1)

This session took place Tuesday 29 May 2018.

Title: The upcoming Call for proposals of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom 2018

Speaker

  • Leonardo Flores

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Parallel Sessions: Industrial Track

This session took place Tuesday 29 May 2018.

Title: DNS of interfacial heat and mass transfer in bubble swarms

Speaker

  • Néstor Balcázar

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Title: Supercomputing for Everyone: Meeting the Growing Needs of Businesses

Speaker

  • Romain Klein

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Title: Introduction to SHAPE

Speaker

  • Paul Graham

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Title: Virtual Prototyping in Development Cycle of 3D Printed Cranial Orthoses

Speaker

  • Tomas Karasek

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Title: Optimising 2D simulations for faster, better steam turbine design

Speaker

  • Nicolas Tonello

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Title: On flexibility of HPC

Speaker

  • Daniel Vladusic

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Title: Oil reservoir simulation in HPC

Speaker

  • Ioannis Papaefshtathiou

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Title: CFD software verification on an electric airplane utilizing HPC

Speaker

  • Matej Andrejasic

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Title: Helping SMEs with HPC

Speaker

  • Tomislav Subic

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Title: Performance Optimisation of HPC

Speaker

  • Guanming Tan

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Title: Performance Optimisation of HPCHPC the new normal: from HPC to HPEC

Speaker

  • Roberto Siagri

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Parallel Sessions: CFD & Engineering

This session took place Tuesday 29 May 2018.

Title: A Hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm for sampling extreme events in turbulence and stochastic models

Speaker

  • Georgios Margazoglou

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Title: HPC for the simulation of turbulent combustion in aeronautical engines

Speaker

  • Vincent Moreau

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Parallel Sessions: Materials & Chemistry

This session took place Tuesday 29 May 2018.

Title: Construction and relaxation of metallic heterointerfaces including point defects for DFT simulations

Speaker

  • Roberto Iglesias

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Title: Molecular Design of Bio-Based Polyurethanes

Speaker

  • Bela Fiser

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Parallel Sessions: Life Sciences & Chemistry

This session took place Tuesday 29 May 2018.

Title: A massively parallelized, systematic method for efficient prediction of multiple drug binding Speaker
  • Csaba Hetenyi
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Parallel Sessions: Plasma & Energy

This session took place Tuesday 29 May 2018.

Title: High Performance Computing of Non-linear MHD Simulations for Fusion Plasmas

Speaker

  • Shimpei Futatani

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Title: Optimization of plasma confinement through supercomputation: towards clean and efficient energy sources Speaker
  • Jeronimo Garcia
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Parallel Sessions: Astro & Particle

This session took place Tuesday 29 May 2018.

Title: Multi-scale reionization: the physics of the first billion years of the Universe

Speaker

  • Ilian Iliev

Title: Gravitational waves from early universe phase transitions

Speaker

  • David Weir

Plenary session (2)

This session took place Wednesday 30 May 2018.

Title: Building a world-class national high performance e-infrastructure for Australian research and innovation

Speaker

  • Alan Williams

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Plenary session (3)

This session took place Thursday 31 May 2018.

Title: HPC as an opportunity for innovative SMEs

Speaker

  • Tomi Ilijas

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Title: Phoretic active matter and micromachines

Speaker

  • Marisol Ripoll

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Title: Outcome of PRACE-EUDAT Seminar

Speaker

  • Giuseppe Fiameni

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PRACEdays18 Videos

The User Forum Open Session and Panel Discussion videos can be found here.

For further PRACEdays18 videos go here.

Video of the User Forum Open Session “PRACE Peer Review Process – How to write a good proposal” which took place on Wednesday 30 May (11:45 – 13:00 CEST).

Video of the Panel Discussion “CoEs and HLSTs – What problems can they solve for me?” which took place on Thursday 31 May (11:00 – 12:20 CEST).

PRACEdays18 Pictures

Below are a select number of pictures from PRACEdays18.

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