PRACE @ ISC16 – Wrap up

At the opening session of ISC16 the winner of the PRACE ISC Award was announced by Alison Kennedy, Managing Director of PRACE.
PRACE welcomed interested visitors at the booth #1201 and invited them to listen to various presentations about PRACE activities. The ISC 2016 PRACE Training Day Workshop gave the opportunity to have an open dialogue with the HPC ecosystem stakeholders about the training needs for future HPC experts.

PRACE ISC Award 2016
Monday 20 June 2016

During the ISC Research Paper session Alison Kennedy was delighted to give the PRACE ISC Award 2016 to James Sokhum King on behalf of his team including, Thomas Gilray, Robert M. Kirby, and Matthew Might of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, United States, for their paper entitled “Dynamic Sparse-Matrix Allocation on GPUs”.
Would you like to learn more about this interesting paper? Please read it here.

PRACE booth #1201

PRACE booth was opened by a Welcome speech from Alison Kennedy, Managing Director of PRACE on Monday evening. During the three days visitors were offered different short presentations related to the various activities of PRACE:

  • PRACE SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme) and  industrial access pdficon
    (4th SHAPE call for proposals is open)
  • PRACE Peer Review – Project and Preparatory Access  pdficon
  • PRACE Training and Outreach  pdficon  pdficon
  • Women in HPC  pdficonpdficon

More than 245 participants visited the PRACE booth to gather interesting information and publications about PRACE. Do you like to watch the videos? Please follow the link.

ISC 2016 PRACE Training Day Workshop

Thursday 23 June 2016

PRACE offers various training courses via the PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs). PRACE training efforts have been addressing the critical need to educate the next generation of HPC scientists. The aim of this workshop chaired by Nia Alexandov was to create an open dialogue with the HPC ecosystem stakeholders on addressing the challenges and tackling the skills gap in HPC and Computational Science by providing a platform to discuss number of current issues. PRACE aims to intensify online training with his own MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).The workshop was concluded with a panel discussion chaired by Ioannis Liabotis. Organised was the workshop by Nia Alexandrov (BSC), Ondrej Jakl (VSB) and Ioannis Liabotis (GRNET). More information can be found here: