EXDCI HPC Workshop in Rome

On 29 and 30 September the newly launched EXDCI project (European eXtreme Data and Computing Initiative) – a support action co-ordinated by PRACE and ETP4HPC (see the Cordis Factsheet here) – will host a workshop for FET projects and Centres of Excellence (CoE) related to HPC in Rome. ETP4HPC will hold their General Assembly in conjunction with the workshop.

The meeting will be held at the Hotel Universo, Via Principe Amedeo 5B (00185 – Rome, very near the Termini train station). If you would like to stay at Hotel Universo, the indicated rate for a Dus Room (single room) is 150Euros per night. Please send your reservation enquiry directly to the hotel: reserv[at]rhr.it and specify you will be attending the PRACE/ETP4HPC event.

Information on other hotels and local transport can be found at the bottom of the page.

Day 1 – 29 September 2015

Event Lead Time Session



11:00-12:00 ETP4HPC General Assembly. New Board Elections
12:00-13:00 Lunch



13:00-13:30 Welcome

EXDCI – Operating a synchronised European HPC Community

13:30-13:40 EC Presentation
13:40- 15:00 CoE session-Presentation of every CoE, objectives and possible cooperation with Ecosystem (10 minutes each)


15:00-15:40 Coffee Break
15:40-16:10 PRACE, including access to resources, training and cooperation with CoE
16:10-17:00 Q&A
17:00-18:00 ETP4HPC-Presentation of SRA

PPP (contractual public/private partnership for HPC in H2020)

18:00-18:30 Open discussion
20:00 Dinner


Day 2 – 30 September 2015






9:00-9:30 Welcome and short introduction of EXDCI. (Including summary of discussion of the first day)


9:30-9:45 EC presentation


9:45-11:00 Presentation of all participants: PRACE, ETP4HPC, CoE (5 minutes each)

20 minutes discussion


11:00-11:40 Coffee Break
11:40-12:50 Presentation FETHPC (10 presentations, 5 minutes each)

20 minutes discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:10 Presentation FETHPC (10 presentations, 5 minutes each)

20 minutes discussion

15:10-15:40 Final discussion
15:40-15:50 Closure and next actions (EXDCI and EC)

Other suggested hotels

How to reach Termini Station (please note that prices are only indicative and might have changed)
From Leonardo Da Vinci Airport in Rome the easiest way to reach the central station is using the train (Leonardo Express)

  • Leonardo Express: €14 – Every 30 minutes, journey 30 minutes
  • FR1 Local Train: €8 – to Ostiense, journey 35 minutes
  • Terravision Bus: €4 – Direct to Termini Station journey 55 minute
  • SIT Bus: €6 – To Termini Station via Vatican
  • TAM Bus: €4-5 – To Termini Station via Ostiense Station
  • Atral-Schiaffni Bus: €4-5 – Direct to Termini Station
  • Hotel Shuttle Service: from  €15.56 – Shared shuttle to any hotel in Central Rome