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ICHEC mail #29


Posted: 2006-10-13

Dear ICHEC users,

ICHEC, with the support of the Royal Irish Academy, is delighted to invite you to a one-day meeting on Friday 20 October 2006 in Academy House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. The meeting entitled "Towards a coherent HPC ecosystem - a national debate" will be addressed by two leading figures from the European HPC community:

Professor Martyn Guest from the Daresbury laboratory in the UK and Dr Marie-Christine Sawley, CEO of the Swiss national supercomputer centre CSCS.

The speakers' biography can be found at http://www.ichec.ie/news/1160146781 .

The meeting is intended as a contribution to the ongoing national debate about research infrastructures and ample time will be allowed for general discussion. To facilitate an open exchange of views we propose to hold the discussion part of the meeting under the Chatham house rule (see http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/index.php?id=14).

Timetable:

09.00 - 09.30 Registration

09:30 - 09:45 Welcome and introduction

09.45 - 12.15 Session 1 - From clusters to capability systems: defining a coherent strategy

12.15 - 12.45 Presentation by Prof. Mark Keane (Director, Science Foundation Ireland)

12.45 - 13.30 LUNCH

13.30 - 16.00 Session 2 - Setting up a national capability service: expected challenges and common pitfalls

16.00 - 16.15 Conclusions and closing remarks

I very much hope that you will be able to attend what promises to be a most interesting meeting and look forward to greeting you on the 20th. RSVP seminar2006@ichec.ie.

Although attendance is free, we request that you register in advance by e-mail to seminar2006@ichec.ie as this will help us with logistical aspects such as seating space, lunch, tea and coffee.

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