6th RES User's Conference and HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2012

The Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES), coordinated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), and the High Performace Computing Advisory Council, in cooperation with the University of Málaga, held the VI RES User Meeting and the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2012 on 12th & 13th September 2012, in Málaga (Spain).

About the HPC Advisory Council                                                                                                                                  
The HPC Advisory Council is a large eco-system organization which focuses on bridging the gap between high-performance computing use and its potential, bringing the beneficial capabilities of HPC to new users for better research, education, innovation and product manufacturing, and brings users the expertise needed to operate HPC systems, provide application designers with the tools needed to enable parallel computing, and to strengthen the qualification and integration of HPC system products. In the meeting, the HPC Advisory Council will be presenting, as well as distinguished speakers from the HPC research organizations and vendors.

The Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES)
The RES is an alliance of 8 organizations distributed throughout the Spanish geography which work together and offer since 2006 a High Performance Computing service to the scientific community and that it is coordinated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. As the main objective of RES is to provide a general purpose high level service of supercomputing, celebrates an annual user meeting that allows to get in touch with the end users and comprehend their needs and the Science they need to investigate. Besides, the meeting permits to inform about the available resources, the application process and the evaluation method, the different typologies of the access granted, the existence of mobility programs, the support provided and contact the RES Users'Commitee (CURES).

The University of Málaga (UMA)
Málaga University is a public institution which promotes outstanding research and teaching within the European Higher Education Area.
The university follows an educational model to promote competitive, quality teaching which is employment-oriented and accredited in Europe. Its spirit and growth over recent years have led it to become a reference point for universities in Spain The community is over 40,000 people and the studies provided include doctorates, official and unofficial master degrees, specialisation courses, Spanish language for foreigners, summer courses and other scientific and cultural activities for a better and more complete university training. Besides, over the last decade UMA has sought to promote the internationalisation of its teaching and research and the mobility of its teachers and students.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2012 - 11:00 to Thursday, 13 September, 2012 - 18:00

Programme for the RES Users' Meeting, 12th September 2012
10.30h – Registration
11.00h – Opening and welcome (Mrs.María Valpuesta Fernández, Vice Chancellor for Research and Transfer of the
              University of Malaga

Morning Sessions. Chairman: Gonzalo Claros Díaz, Director of the Andalusian Platform for Bioinformatics
11.05h – Presentation of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Mr. José Ignacio Doncel Morales, Subdirector   
             General de Planificación de Infraestructura Científicas y tecnológicas. MINECO.)
11.25h – Presentation of the University of Málaga (Emilio López Zapata, Professor at the University of Málaga and
              Director of the Computer Architecture department)
11.45h – Supercomputing resources in RES & PRACE (Sergi Girona, Operations Director at Barcelona Supercomputing
12.10h – The RES Access Committee. Presentation & discussion. (Sergi Girona, Operations Director at Barcelona
              Supercomputing Center)
12.40h – How does nature make glycosidic bonds? (Prof. Carme Rovira, Parc Científic de Barcelona)
13.00h – Lunch break

Afternoon sessions. Chairman: Francisco Villatoro, UMA Professor and senior science writer
14.00h – The MareNostrum Numerical Cosmology Project: Grand Challenge simulations of structure formation in the
              Universe (Prof. Gustavo Yepes, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
14.20h – Self-assembly of molecules on surfaces (Prof. Manuel Alcamí, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
14.40h – Multiscale modeling of active fluids: selfpropellers and molecular motors (Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga,
              Universitat de Barcelona)
15.00h – Coffee break
15.15h – Round table of CURES: Open issues of RES (Prof. Carme Rovira, Parc Científic de Barcelona; Prof. Jordi Torra, 
              Universitat de Barcelona)
15.45h – Conclusions and farewell
16.00h – End of the meeting and bus service transport
17.15h – Social activity: Visit to the Alcazaba de Málaga


Programme for the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2012, 13th September 2012
08.00h – Registration and Welcome coffee
09.00h – Opening session: HPC Advisory Council activities (Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council)  
09.10h – Opening session: The Spanish Supercomputing Network (Sergi Girona, Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
09.20h – Keynotes: The Future of MPI (Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda, Ohio State University)
10.05h – rCUDA, an approach to provide remote access to GPU computational power (Antonio J.Peña, Technical University
              of Valencia Spain)
10.50h – Coffee break
11.05h – The Co-Design Architecture for Exascale SHMEM, PGAS and MPI (Todd Wilde, Mellanox)
11.50h – Gold Sponsorship session: AMD
12.10h – Gold Sponsorship session: Dell
12.30h – Lunch break
13.30h – Gold Sponsorship session: Panasas
13.50h – Gold Sponsorship session: Hewlett Packard
14.10h – The European Technology Platform in the area of High-Performance Computing (Marcin Ostasz, Barcelona
              Supercomputing Center)
14.40h – Programing models for heterogeneous computing (Manuel Ujaldon, University of Malaga)
15.10h – Dataflow Computing for Exascale HPC (Veljko Milutinovic, University of Belgrade)
15.40h – Quantum Computer Simulations using Supercomputers (Francisco R. Villatoro, University of Malaga)
16.10h – Coffee break
16.25h – Multiresolution Parallel Programming with Chapel (Vassily Litvinov, Cray)
16.55h – The Mont-Blanc project (Àlex Ramírez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
17.25h – Main benefits of task parallel frameworks (Rafael Asenjo, University of Malaga)
17.55h – Adjourn and Prize Raffle
18.00h – End of the conference and bus service transport

Other information can be found in http://www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com/events/2012/Spain-Workshop/index.php
Call for speakers in: http://www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com/events/2012/Spain-Workshop/speakers_reg.php


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