DEISA PRACE Symposium details released

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DEISA, the Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications, and PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, have organised the DEISA PRACE Symposium 2010. This symposium will take place from 10-12 May in Barcelona, Spain. It will be hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) at the Casa Milà.

The theme of the symposium is 'Advancements in Petaflop Computing'. The symposium covers both European and international developments. The event is of interest to computational scientists, HPC technology experts, government representatives, vendors, and industry partners.

During the first day, keynote speakers include: Montserrat Torné (director general for International Cooperation and Institutional Relations of the Spanish Ministry); Konstantinos Glinos (European Commission); José Muñoz (National Science Foundation, US); Akira Ukawa (University of Tsukuba, Japan); and Thomas Zacharia (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US).

The second day focuses on challenges in computational science. Featured speakers include: Laurent Villard (EPFL, Switzerland); Wolfgang Hillebrandt (MPI for Astrophysics, Germany); Ivo Gut (National Genome Institute,Spain); and Thomas Schulthess (ETHZ and CSCS, Switzerland).

Speakers from PRACE will address future technologies including novel programming paradigms, tools, Tier-0 systems access, and emerging technologies.

DEISA and PRACE will provide updates on Extreme Computing in Europe, HPC architectures, applications, and training. In three Extreme Computing sessions, challenging computational science projects from all over Europe will be presented, covering essential scientific areas.