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Prace to organise industry seminar for potential European HPC users

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Prace, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, is to arrange a seminar for potential indsutry users in Toulouse, France on 7-8 September, focusing on industrial needs and expectations of the future European HPC infrastructure.

Close to 150 invited participants, especially decision makers, are expected to attend the event including representatives from aerospace, car manufacturing, energy, chemicals, drug design and medical industry, metal industry, bioinformatics, telecommunication companies, finance, insurance, as well as HPC vendors, scientific software developers and service companies, and EC representatives. During the seminar participants will receive first hand information about the planned Prace research infrastructure, services and usage.

Jean Marc Thomas, vice president of Airbus France, will present examples of success stories about HPC usage of European aerospace industry. Also European small and medium size companies will present their suggestions how Pracecould help increase their competitiveness.

The seminar contains four parallel sessions that will allow participants to discuss their needs and expectations regarding the Prace infrastructure and services, such as organisation and business models, network and security, relations with independent software vendors and license cost and finally user support and training needs.

The four parallel sessions will allow participants to have in depth discussions on industrial needs and expectations about the upcoming Prace Infrastructure and associated services. The Europe goes HPC is organised by GENCI and GAUSS with the sponsorship of Airbus and Grand Toulouse.

Some of the companies that are going to participate the Prace industry workshops are: Airbus, EDF, ONERA, Novartis, Aureus Pharma, TOTAL, Repsol, BNP Paribas, SNECMA, CS, ENI, Eurodecision, HydrOcean, FFT, Michelin, Arcelor Mittal, MUREX, Porsche, BMW and Renault Formula 1, to name a few.