September 30th 2019

 

Royal Irish Academy,

19 Dawson St,

Dublin 2, D02 HH58

 

Cost: Free

 

ICHEC Annual Seminar 2019:

 

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Prominent Speakers nationally and internationally will be presenting and discussing the future of High Performance Computing (HPC) and their Data Driven Success Stories.

ICHEC Annual Seminar 2019 will host talks and panel discussions on

1. Race to Exascale - Small Countries with Big Ambitions

(Morning Session)

2. International Data Driven Success Stories across the Public Sector, Industry and Research


(Afternoon Session)

Location: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 HH58

 

Morning Session : Race to Exascale - Small Countries with Big Ambitions

Exascale computing will provide unprecedented compute power to tackle some of the biggest problems of mankind - climate change, improving human health, better design for engineering. While these large and powerful systems have typically been in the realm of only larger countries, there is a pan-European collaborative effort - the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking - to develop these systems and applications that leverages and benefits all European member states. The speakers will highlight some of the challenges, on-going efforts, and achievements in this race so far, in particular demonstrating the value of contributions from small countries.

 

 
Time Speaker
8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast & Networking
9:00 - 9:05

Martin Hynes
Chairman
ICHEC

9:05 - 9:10

JC Desplat
ICHEC
Ireland

9:10 - 9:40

DG Connect
European Commission

9:40 - 10:10

Sergi Girona
Barcelona Supercomputing Centre

10:10 - 10:30

National Supercomputing Centre
Singapore

10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:10

Branislav Jansik
IT4Innovations, National Supercomputing Centre
Czech Republic

11:10 - 11:40

Kimmo Koski
CSC
Finland 

11:40 - 12:45

Panel Session

Closing Remarks

12:45

 

Lunch

 

Afternoon Session : International Data Driven Success Stories across the Public Sector, Industry and Research

There is a growing recognition that both compute and data infrastructure are needed to tackle modern day scientific and industrial problems. The speakers will highlight the importance of data infrastructure that not only encompass hardware but also software and services. The combination of HPC and data infrastructure provides opportunities for novel scientific discoveries and development of new products and services. This is particularly pertinent to the use of Machine and Deep Learning approaches in Health, Earth Observations, Biomedical Engineering. The speakers will present public sector, academic and industrial use cases on Big Data processing and analysis, while focusing on their experiences, achievements and vision.

 

Agenda - Afternoon Session
Time Speaker
13:45 - 13:55

Deirdre Lee
CEO Derilinx
ICHEC Board Member

13:55 - 14:25

Mark Parsons
Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre
UK

14:25 - 14:45

Peter Gallagher
Head of Astrophysics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Ireland

14:45 - 15:15

John Dunne
Central Statistics Office
Ireland

 

15:15 - 15:35

 

Coffee Break

15:35 - 15:55

Costas Bekas
Manager, Foundations of Cognitive Solutions, IBM Research

15:55 - 16:15

ICHEC
Ireland

16:15 - 17:00

Panel Session

Closing Remarks

 

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