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.