23-26 March 2020
Porto, Portugal
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Session

European HPC Ecosystem Meeting

24 Mar 2020, 16:30
Minho & Lima

Minho & Lima

Conveners

European HPC Ecosystem Meeting

  • Oriol Pineda (BSC)

Description

PRACE has recently engaged in the coordination of European HPC services and activities through a series of events and workshops. This includes access to HPC systems, HPC user support, training in HPC, HPC policy, HPC technology development, HPC operations and dissemination.

The objective of this session is to present and discuss the final conclusions of this initiative with the key stakeholders. The conclusions from this session will be used to structure the new "HPC in Europe" services portal that will collect the results from this initiative, with a special focus on User Support and Training.

Answering the policies of the European Comission ('High Performance Computing: Europe's place in a Global Race', followed by 'European Cloud Initiative - Building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe'), the European HPC stakeholders have recently engaged in the coordination of their HPC services and activities, with the objective to set the role and responsibilities of each major European HPC actor with regards to Access to HPC systems, HPC user support, Training in HPC, HPC policy, HPC technology development, HPC operations and dissemination. To this end, a working group led by PRACE distributed a self-evaluation survey to more than 80 institutions, in order to identify their services and competences in HPC. The first analysis of the results was presented and discussed during the EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 in Poznan.

In this session, the final conclusions of this working group will be presented and discussed, including a proposal for the boundaries and responsibilities in Support to HPC users and Training in HPC among PRACE, the European Centres of Excellence in HPC and other actors. PRACE will organize this BoF and invite the relevant stakeholders to controbute.

The ultimate goal of this session will be to analyse colectively the conclusions of the working group, which will define the structure of the new "HPC in Europe" services portal. The new HPC in Europe portal will provide a framework to collect the complete catalogue of HPC services throughout Europe, following a user-driven and audience-oriented approach. A white paper collecting the conclusions of this BoD will be developed and published to share the results with the stakeholders.

Agenda:
1) The European HPC Ecosystem Follow-Up Report – Approval of this document
2) Live demo of the HPC in Europe portal
3) Discuss improvements
4) Collect new ideas

The actual versions of the European HPC Ecosystem Follow-Up Report and the HPC in Europe portal will be provided in advance in order to support the discussion and feedback will be requested.

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