From June 25 to 27, 2014, Canadian and international researchers across six disciplines will be talking about their discoveries using High Performance Computing (HPC) as part of HPCS 2014. Co‐hosted this year by Compute Canada and its Atlantic Canadian regional partner, ACEnet, the annual High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS) is Canada’s largest national forum for discussing advanced computing applications in research. This year’s symposium is being held at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax, NS.
Six conference streams are planned under the umbrella theme of HPC Serving Society. These are:
- Computational Chemistry
- Computational Materials Chemistry
- Big Data & Analytics; Bioinformatics
- Ocean Modelling & Climate Change
- Oil & Gas Reservoir Modelling
Plenary speakers include:
- Gilbert Brunet from the UK Meteorological Office (Ocean Modelling & Climate Change)
- Frank Dehne and Ashkan Golshani from Carleton University (Bioinformatics)
- Axel Becke from Dalhousie University (Computational Chemistry)
- Nikolas Provatas from McGill University (Computational Materials Chemistry)
- K. Sampath from Hibernia Management & Development (Oil & Gas Reservoir Modelling)
These plenaries will be followed by parallel sessions that include Invited Talks by key speakers, Contributed Talks that have been selected through a submission process, several sessions around data visualization rooms, and a Technology & Infrastructure section. A full conference schedule is now online.
HPCS 2014 will also include a panel discussion by Canada’s Digital Infrastructure Leadership Council, a session on HPC usage in industry, a Poster Session and a TECH Lounge, where industry and career-‐seekers can mingle. Two days of technical tutorials for HPC practitioners will precede the main conference.
The conference is made possible through the support of a number of sponsors, including Data Direct Networks, IBM, HP, Xyratex, CANARIE, and Bell Aliant.
Full details of the conference, as well as speaker bios, topics and other information can be found on the HPCS 2014 website at http://2014.hpcs.ca. Follow HPCS 2014 on Twitter at @HPCS2014. More info