Engagement Events

Sept. 17, 2017

[ACM Europe Joint Conference] Just after the official end date of the project, EuroLab will organise a half day workshop with HiPEAC and EXCDI summarizing the main achievements of the projects to an international audience.

May 17, 2017
Workshop EuroLab-4-HPC: The Future of High-Performance Computing

[EXCDI European HPC Summit Week 2017] Once again we collocated with EXCDI event. This time we had a larger scale event combining long term and strategic views of HPC with technical talks on current work. We were extremely fortunate for ARM’s VP of HPC research, Eric Van Hensbergen to give his perspective on the Exascale future. His view that Europe’s programme of low power processor design feeding into Exascale systems had fundamental flaws provided the basis for a lively debate.

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April 28, 2017
Workshop Towards the Eurolab-4-HPC Long-term Roadmap on High- performance Computing in Years 2022-2030

[HiPEAC CSW Zagreb] There is an ever growing need for increased performance in IoT, embedded computing, but also for mid-level and high-performance computing. Because of the foreseeable end of CMOS scaling, new technologies are under development, as e.g. die stacking and 3D chip technologies, Non-volatile Memory (NVM) technologies, Photonics, Resistive or Memristive Computing, Neuromorphic Computing, Quantum Computing, Nanotubes, Graphene, and Diamond Transistors. The technologies will strongly impact the hardware and software of future HPC systems, in particular the processor logic itself, the (deeper) memory hierarchy, and new heterogeneous accelerators. As disruptive technologies offer many chances they entail also major changes from applications and software systems through to new hardware architectures.

The session started with an overview talk given by Theo Ungerer and Paul Carpenter about the on-going roadmapping efforts within EuroLab-4-HPC and was followed by an engaging audience discussion.

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Jan. 25, 2017
TISU: Workshop on Technology Transfer

[HiPEAC 2017 Conference] This workshop, organized by TETRACOM, a CSA funded through the 7th Framework Programme under grant agreement no. 609491, aimed at discussing means and ways to improve both the industry transfer as well as stimulating people to transfer their knowledge in business ideas and startups.

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Jan. 25, 2017
Participation in NovExS-RAMbO: Workshop on Novel Exascale Systems / Rack-Scale Memory Systems and Models

[HiPEAC 2017 Conference] Exascale computing remains a grand challenge. While traditional computer systems continue to make great advances, it is argued that a paradigm shift in high performance computing is required to reach exascale. The objective of NovExS was to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss novel ways of achieving exascale.

The scope of the workshop was both hardware and software aspects of exascale systems with a focus on novel ways of building systems. Contributions with radically new ideas with high potential but with less rigorous experimentation were welcome.

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Jan. 24, 2017
Participation in NEXT: 1st HiPEAC Workshop on Novel EXascale computing system Technologies

[HiPEAC 2017 Conference] To handle the performance requirements of future exascale-class applications, High Performance Computing (HPC) systems need ultra-efficient heterogeneous compute nodes. Within this context, the main focus of NEXT 2017 was on the definition and the efficient deployment of modern technology for heterogeneous computing at scale.

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Jan. 23, 2017
Workshop DTHPC: Workshop on Disruptive Technologies in High- Performance Computing in the Next Decade

[HiPEAC 2017 Conference] The objective of this workshop was to bring together experts in disruptive technologies and experts in high-performance computing to discuss opportunities and challenges regarding deployment of disruptive technologies for high- performance computing to drive developments beyond Exascale computing. The workshop featured invited presentations from experts and ended with a panel on future directions of high-performance computing. This workshop supports the roadmapping activities of WP2 on research.

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May 10, 2016
HPC Summit Prague May 2016

This event was firmly in the HPC community. It was co-organised with EXCDI and part of the larger HPC Summit which included PRACE presentations and FETHPC programme planning. We deliberately chose a provocative title to stimulate participation and discussion:

Why is European HPC running on US hardware? – EuroLab4HPC: connecting HPC and Systems

April 20, 2016
EuroLab-4-HPC Computer Systems Week Porto, April 2016

[HiPEAC CSW Porto] This event was on a larger scale than the two previous events and was aimed at greater engagement. It consisted of two half-day sessions. The first focused on activities across EuroLab-4-HPC while the second session was concerned with open source collaboration and curriculum development. The event involved working with the two workpackages on education and research.

Based on our experience from the kickoff event, we invited two speakers from the HPC community chosen so as to challenge systems researchers to address problems specific to HPC. Mark Parsons EPCC talked about the systems challenges in Exascale computing while Marcin Ostasz, ETP4HPC described the larger European HPC ecosystem.

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Jan. 18, 2016
Two Invited Talks by ETP4HPC

[HiPEAC 2016 Conference] EuroLab4HPC arranged for two talks from ETP4HPC to be given at two related Workshops during the HiPEAC 2016 Conference, Prague, 18-20 January 2016. The talks were given by Jean-François Lavignon, Chairman of ETP4HPC.

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Sept. 21, 2015
EuroLab-4-HPC: Business Prototyping Tutorial

[HiPEAC CSW Milano] This tutorial introduced the Business Prototyping framework that will be used in Eurolab-4-HPC. The Business Prototyping framework draws on modern entrepreneurship theories that seek to adapt the Scientific Method to the process of creating new technology based business. During this process, entrepreneurs should clarify the assumptions that underpin the new business idea and then efficiently testing these, in order of priority, to see if the assumptions are correct or need to be revised. As a general rule, the more innovative a technology/business idea is, the more likely it is that the initial assumptions are incorrect.

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Sept. 21, 2015
EuroLab-4-HPC Workshop: Fostering Excellence in HPC System

[HiPEAC CSW Milano] This workshop focused on the project’s activities to foster excellence in European academic HPC system research.

First, the EuroLab-4-HPC research roadmap was introduced and the audience was asked to participate. The roadmap was presented as a coordinated vision towards long-term HPC research excellence, which will bring together industrial and academic experts in HPC and adjacent domains. Workshop participants were asked to contribute with their visions to the roadmap activities.

Second, the first Eurolab-4-HPC call for cross-site proposals was announced, an open call to identify the most valuable European common research platforms.

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Sept. 7, 2015
EuroLab-4-HPC kickoff

The first event consisted of a general introduction to the CSA, a business prototyping tutorial and a workshop on road mapping and fostering excellence in HPC systems research. It therefore primarily interacted with the workpackages on research and business prototyping and focused on opening up participation more widely.

Apart from presentations by members of the consortium there were several external speakers. The business prototyping tutorial was delivered by an external expert Henrik Berglund, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. AS HiPEAC and EXCDI are the two organisations we need to work with, they were both invited to give presentations. Marc Duranton CEA presented the HiPEAC vision while Francois Bodin, Univ. of Rennes, presented the EXCDI roadmap.