The Future of Parallel, Distributed and High-Performance Computing, in Europe

Time & Place: Thursday, Aug 27, 2015, 16:00 - 17:30, Lecture hall EI 7


We will discuss the state-of-affairs in parallel, distributed, and high performance computing, from both a technical/scientific and a political perspective, emphatically with a Euro-centric point of view. We encourage strong personal opinions and look forward to a lively discussion.

Topics that may be addressed are the following:

  • Is parallel and distributed computing (still?) a relevant technical/scientific discipline? What are major open, scientific, and technical challenges? Are these being adequately tackled in Europe? If not, why not?
  • European high-performance computing infrastructure - how, where?
  • How does Europe compare to USA, China, Japan in HPC/parallel and distributed computing in terms of HPC infrastructure and scientific impact? Are we losing ground or catching up? What should, can, and must be done?
  • European industry expectations and requirements, what are they? Are they stimuli or obstacles? Is our research relevant for the industry? Should we be concerned?
  • Is the European (including national, including public universities and research institutions) funding adequate? Are the applied funding schemes and instruments conducive to high-quality research in parallel and distributed computing? Are research results efficiently transferred to industry?



Keynote Talks (PDF) online

Workshop Organizers Meeting:
Monday, August 24th,
18:15 - 19:00, room EI 3A


Conference program as PDF


Conference program online


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