PRACE days 2015: Enable science foster industry

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The PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference 2015 (PRACEdays15) will be held in Dublin, at the Aviva Stadium, from 26 to 28 May 2015, under the motto: Enable Science Foster Industry.

What better country than Ireland, the thriving digital hub of Europe and the academic home to the father of computing, George Boole, to host the PRACE Scientific and Industrial conference! The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) is proud to welcome this high-level scientific and industrial conference at Dublin’s world renowned Aviva Stadium.

With two satellite events focussing on Exascale European projects and on Women in HPC, an open session of the PRACE User Forum, the bi-annual meetings of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee and the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee, and the EESI2 conference held back to back with the conference, PRACEdays15 has grown already beyond the expectations set in 2014.

The main conference programme is packed with high-level international keynote speakers, including a talk by RIST, Japan, and many parallel sessions dealing with different HPC topics in science and industry. We have lined-up an impressive group of speakers from Europe and beyond, who will present their advancements in HPC-supported science and engineering. The European Commission will give a plenary address on “Implementing the European Strategy on HPC” on Wednesday 27 May. On Wednesday afternoon, you will have a choice of 6 parallel streams dedicated to various industrial and scientific topics.

Last, but not least, on Thursday 28 May, a moderated panel will discuss the topic “Science and Industry: Partners for Innovation”, coming full circle and closing the conference by referring to the motto of this edition.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have made this event possible: the Organisation and Programme Committee, the PRACE Board of Directors, the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee, the PRACE Industrial advisory Committee, the User Forum, the team at ICHEC, and many others. We also want to thank the speakers and contributors without whom we would not have been able to offer you this complete and in-depth programme. Wishing you a fruitful and inspiring conference!

Yours sincerely,
Sanzio Bassini, Chair of the PRACE Council, Sergi Girona Chair of the PRACE Board of Directors



The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 4 PRACE members (BSC representing Spain, Cineca representing Italy, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France). The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement RI-312763 and from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement 653838.

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