D5.1.1: Third PRACE Industrial Seminar

Carlos Merida-Campos, Lennart Johnsson
2011 Zenodo  
The 3rd PRACE Industry Seminar was held in Stockholm on March 28th-29th 2011 with 81 attendees from 22 countries and 39 companies represented. Twenty of the companies were first time attendees and 19 were returning companies. Thirteen companies were from the Nordic region and four from Eastern Europe. The objective of exposing PRACE to companies in the Nordic region was thus successful. The 19 returning companies is a good indicator of the success of previous PRACE industrial seminars and the
more » ... peal of the program for this year's seminar. The objective of seeking information from participating companies for the formulation of PRACE industrial offerings was also successfully met through very interactive plenary sessions and smaller parallel sessions with foci of significant industrial interest and active participation. Thirty-two of 36 company attendees expressed interest in receiving PRACE news and information in the future and 19 companies expressed interest in a follow-up contact from PRACE. The 3rd PRACE Industry Seminar did successfully address HPC issues facing large companies as well as SMEs as evidenced by the responses and the fact that 33 of 36 companies that provided written feedback expressed an interest in participating in the 4th PRACE Industry Seminar planned for 2012. The conference program developed by the program committee with representatives from 14 PRACE partners was intended to appeal to both large European companies and SMEs and address a range of HPC issues, not only Tier-0 issues. The format was designed to stimulate discussion and interaction between PRACE and company representatives as well as between company representatives. To achieve this objective the conference format had plenary talks from both SMEs and large companies, and parallel sessions addressing HPC topics known to be of concern to many companies. For the plenary talks great effort was expended by the program committee to seek company speakers that would address novel usage of HPC and focus on the science, engineering, c [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6552871 fatcat:msktr333zvbcpdav5iytk6jcp4