Ichec to host the National High Performance Compute and Data Ecosystem Symposium 2022 in Dublin

Ichec to host the National High Performance Compute and Data Ecosystem Symposium 2022 in Dublin

Nov. 17, 2022 — The Irish Center for High End Computing (ICHEC) has announced that the National High Performance Compute and Data Ecosystem Symposium 2022 will take place in Dublin from November 29 to December 2, 2022. The event will showcase the impact of HPC in Academic Research, Enterprise and the Public Sector.

Key Irish & EU speakers will emphasize how HPC and data-centric technologies enable research and innovation to improve the environment, society and the economy. The four-day event will demonstrate the research and innovation made possible through data analytics, modeling, simulation, artificial intelligence and other technologies. The Symposium will highlight the use of data and digital platforms, solutions and services.

The Aim of the Symposium is to position the Irish National HPC and Data Infrastructure and its impact Within A Global Context. “This conference will provide a rare opportunity for us, as a community, to reflect on the growing importance of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and associated methods and technologies (Big Data / HPDA, AI / DL, Quantum, etc.) for Research and Innovation in Ireland. The program will bring together an impressive array of speakers, including academic researchers from across the Irish Higher Education sector as well as industries (large and small) and representatives from government departments, agencies and other public bodies,” said ICHEC Director, Professor J. – C. Desplat.

Developed Nations Have Repeatedly Invested in HPC, but Europe and Ireland Have Lagged Far Behind. Sincere 2018, The Eurohpc Joint Undertaking has led a coordinated approach and this is now Demonstracting Benefits. Day 1 will describe what we have achieved, how to avail of infrastructure (in Ireland and in wider Europe) and will outline ICHEC’s ambitious plans. Day 2 is focused on the impact of high performance computing and data services in academic research. The strategic impact of HPC will be discussed by national agencies, the Higher Education Authority, Science Foundation Ireland and HPC experts from the UK, the Netherlands and Czechia. Research projects enabled by HPC in fields such as Astrophysics, Quantum Computing and Material Science will then be presented. Day 3 turns the focus to the private and public sectors, starting with a session including multinational corporations, SMEs and Enterprise Ireland on growing the HPC ecosystem to ensure access for all enterprises. Finally, a workshop on Digital Twins for the Environment will be held on Day 4, with the EC Destination Earth initiative presented by European and national agencies and a discussion on opportunities and challenges of digital twin development.

A detailed provisional program and speakers bios can be found on the website.

About the Irish Center for High End Computing (ICHEC)

ICHEC, Ireland’s high-performance computing authority, supports Ireland in realizing the benefits of high-performance computing, creating breakthroughs in science, economic development and evidence-based policies. Our unique services include: providing expertise, training and support to local business and SMEs, supporting academic researchers in Ireland and Europe, and working with government agencies and local authorities to translate data into knowledge. This means that we provide solutions to some of the toughest challenges across public, academic and enterprise sectors in Ireland. Established in University of Galway in 2005, ICHEC’s mission is to deliver complex compute solutions in partnership with Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Enterprises and the Public Service on behalf of the State. ICHEC operates from offices in University of Galway and Dublin City Center employing 40+ staff. ICHEC supports researchers to bring new solutions to the complex scientific and social challenges of today, provides essential data analysis to Public Service Bodies and supports SMEs through optimizing data challenges.

Source: ICHEC

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