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The European Exascale Projects in cooperation with ETP4HPC cordially invite an interested global audience to our joint Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Session at SC15 titled:

‘Taking on Exascale Challenges: Key Lessons and International Collaboration Opportunities’

Date: Thursday, November 19
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Room 13A, Austin Convention Centre

The session presents an overview on the European Exascale research agenda – covering both FP7 and H2020 initiatives. It draws first lessons learned from established projects and shares how these results influenced the focus topics of the newly funded projects starting in autumn 2015. Considerable time is devoted to a discussion with international participants on opportunities and mechanisms for global collaboration in this field.




Overview on the European Exascale Landscape (both FP7 & H2020 initiatives)


By Jean-François Lavignon, ETP4HPC Chairman and Atos


Talks Presentation of Focus Research Areas

Area 1: Compute & Interconnect

By Filippo Mantovani, Technical Project Coordinator Mont-Blanc, Barcelona Supercomputing Center



Area 2: Memory & Storage and Data-intensive Real-Time

By Prof. Jesus Carretero, Computer Architecture Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Dep. University Carlos III of Madrid



Area 3: Programming Tools, Algorithms & Mathematics

By Stefano Markidis, Assistant Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology



Panel Discussion - Featuring distinguished international guests:

Mitsuhisa Sato - Co-project leader of Post-K, University of Tsukuba and RIKEN AICS

Franck Capello – Senior Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory


Moderated by Sai Narasimhamurthy – Staff Engineer Research, Seagate


Please find the current agenda here.

Looking forward to seeing you in Austin!