October 21, 2019
Europe/Brussels timezone

Workshop on EuroHPC Systems Access Policy

The European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is a public-private partnership in High Performance Computing (HPC). EuroHPC will permit the EU and participating countries to coordinate their efforts and share resources with the objective of deploying in Europe a world-class supercomputing infrastructure and a competitive innovation ecosystem in supercomputing technologies, applications and skills. In June 2019, the EuroHPC JU Governing Board selected 8 sites for supercomputing centres located in 8 different EU Member States. These sites will host a respective number of state-of-the-art supercomputers, some of which will be at the Top10 of the fastest machines in the world when they become operational.

The first EuroHPC systems are expected to go operational in the summer of 2020. In the meantime, EuroHPC JU Governing Board will need to define the access rights to the Union’s share of the available time on the pre-exascale supercomputers and petascale supercomputers and to the Union’s share of available time on national supercomputers. The Infrastructure Advisory Group (INFRAG) of the JU, is analysing different strategies/policies and will present to the Executive Director and Governing Board the corresponding recommendations. INFRAG has setup a specialised working group on Access Policy that will gather best practices and requirements and help develop initial set of recommendations for the JU.

To facilitate this process INFRAG is organising a half day workshop in Brussels on 21 October 2019, to present the findings and the directions of the Working Group with the goal to allow all users, communities, and stakeholders to comment and contribute to the final proposal. The event will be covered live through a web conferencing system giving the opportunity for those who are not able to attend it in person, to follow the proceedings and submit on real-time their opinions and questions.

A recording of the livestream can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIQthdbBl_Y

The event is organised in Marivaux Hotel, Congress & Seminar Centre Brussels (Boulevard Adolphe Maxlaan, 98, 1000 Brussels, Belgium)

Due to limited availability of seats registration prior to the event is mandatory. There is a limit of two registrations per organisation to ensure balanced representation of all interested stakeholders. Please register here: https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/916/registrations/650/

The event will be live-streamed (go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIQthdbBl_Y), and viewers will be able to send in comments and questions. Please note that no registration is needed to view the live-stream. Registered participants will count for seating and catering purposes; to reduce food waste, let us know if you do not plan to attend in person.

Please note that pictures may be taken during the event for promotional purposes. Please contact the organisers should you have questions or concerns about this.


For more information on the event program and your participation in the open session, contact EUROHPC-JU@ec.europa.eu

For logistics related questions contact:
Marjolein Oorsprong, PRACE Communications Officer hpc-gig-events@prace-ri.eu

Important dates
Registration deadline: 14 October 2019

Please register here: https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/916/registrations/650/

The organisation of this event is supported by the HPC-GIG Project, which is jointly implemented by PRACE, ETP4HPC, and GÉANT, with funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement 824151.