HPCQS with Active Participation at the EuroHPC Summit 2023
This year's EuroHPC Summit took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 20 to 23 March 2023, bringing together key stakeholders of the European HPC community. The extensive three-day programme of lectures followed by panel discussions and various sessions on the topics of exascale, supercomputing and HPC was largely contributed to by HPCQS partners.
Day one offered Thomas Lippert from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) together with Philippe Lavocat (GENCI) the opportunity to discuss the "Future of Exascale Supercomputing in Europe" with other panellists. In addition, Mateo Valero from Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) enriched the panel “European RISC-V Initiative in HPC: Towards Sovereignty in European HPC” and Carlos Gonzalez Calaza from FZJ-JSC had the opportunity to present the specially created HPCQS poster to interested people during a poster session. You can download the poster here.
During a plenary session on day two, Sanzio Bassini from CINECA spoke about the industrial application of HPC systems made in Europe and also enriched the subsequent panel discussion on "Appetite for Industrial Grade Supercomputers in the EU? How Do We Get European Industry Ready for Exascale?" with his expertise. In the afternoon, Hugo Falter from ParTec was on stage in the panel discussion “Boosting Industry and SMEs Growth by Using HPC”. Also on the same day, a session entitled "Paving the Path for Digital Twins in HPC" was held, in which Thomas Eickermann from FZJ-JSC participated.
HPCQS partners were particularly present on day three of the summit. Thomas Lippert (FZJ-JSC) took the opportunity to open a panel discussion under the guiding question "Getting Ready for Exascale: How Do We Get Users Ready for Exascale?" and to present HPCQS. In the afternoon, three sessions with active parts of other project partners took place simultaneously. Stéphane Requena from GENCI and Sanzio Bassini (CINECA) enriched the panel on "Scientific & Industrial Opportunities in HPC: A Conversation on Latest Developments with EuroHPC's Hosting Entities". Another GENCI colleague, Sabine Mehr, as well as Christophe Legrand from PASQAL discussed with other participants "Advances in Quantum Computing in Europe: Showcasing EuroHPC Projects" and again took the opportunity to present the role of HPCQS in the European HPC landscape. Last but not least, HPCQS coordinator Kristel Michielsen together with Estela Suarez (both from FZJ-JSC) and other experts, gave an overview of "Emerging Technologies for HPC in Europe". Michielsen and Suarez spoke about managing heterogeneity in HPC thereby also mentioning the integration of quantum computers and simulators in HPC systems and the role of HPCQS in the evolution of the modular supercomputer architecture.
Thomas Lippert (FZJ-JSC) [left] and Philippe Lavocat (GENCI) [centre] during a panel discussion on the “Future of Exascale Supercomputing in Europe”
Mateo Valero (BSC) [centre] during a panel discussion on the “European RISC-V Initiative in HPC: Towards Sovereignty in European HPC”
Sanzio Bassini (CINECA) speaking during the plenary session on industrial applications for European HPC systems
Hugo Falter (ParTec) [right] during a panel discussion on “Boosting Industry and SMEs Growth by Using HPC”
Thomas Eickermann (FZJ-JSC) [left] during a panel discussion on “Paving the Path for Digital Twins in HPC”
Sabine Mehr (GENCI) [right] and Christophe Legrand (PASQAL) [second from left] during the session on EuroHPC projects and their contribution to advances in quantum computing