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High Performance Computing in Europe : A Selection

For about two weeks prior and a week after presenting at the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona I had the opportunity to visit several of Europe's major high performance computing facilities, giving each a bit of a standard pitch for the HPC-Cloud hybrid system we had developed at the University of Melbourne.

The journey included visits to the Center for Scientific Computing (CSC), Goethe University Frankfurt, the High Performance Computing Center (HLRS), University of Stuttgart, the High Performance Computing, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur (CINES), and the Centro Nacional de Supercomputación, Barcelona.

As a whole this systems were much more significant in size and scale that what we have at the University of Melbourne (the Europeans "get" HPC and research computing in a way that we do not), but nevertheless our architecture was sufficiently interesting that they were still interested in what we were doing.

The following presentation to Linux Users of Victoria provides an overview of the different HPC systems the various facilities had, their diverse architecture, and the extensive teaching and training programmes offered.

High Performance Computing in Europe: A Selection. Presentation to Linux Users of Victoria, December 6, 2016