Barcelona Build vs Buy HPC Summit 3B4HPC

3B4HPC brings together the leading research and industrial partners that drive the development of the European HPC ecosystem

Date: 30/Jun/2022 Time: 09:00 - 01/Jul/2022 Time: 22:00

Place:
Auditori de l'Edifici Vèrtex al Campus Nord de la UPC  (3 minutes walk from BSC - Directions HERE)

Vèrtex (VX), 08034 Barcelona

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BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER

Plaça d'Eusebi Güell, 1-3, 08034 Barcelona

 

 

Cost: Delegates will pay for their own travel and hotel  / Meals and programme will be funded by BSC
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Europe has a renewed focus on digital autonomy, especially for HPC. However, the current ecosystem does not support this goal. 3B4HPC brings together the leading research and industrial partners that drive the development of the European HPC ecosystem. We will link the research and industrial applications and use-cases (HPC consumers) to map out the technology opportunities that exist to drive European HPC technologies (HPC producers) of the future and the related markets that can sustain the supply chain. 3B4HPC strengthens the bonds between research and industry, defining the Research & Innovation needs and technology transfer paths, leading to a vibrant European HPC ecosystem, leverage the existing software and building new European hardware and software components.

OBJECTIVES

Bringing together research and industry leaders in HPC. Target particular HPC and Enterprise HPC use cases to discuss leading edge SW and HW with co-design in mind. Define the state of the art in HPC and help define the future European HPC roadmap.
 

Day 1: Presentation and discussion of the SW and HW stacks commonly used for HPC applications in Automotive, Engineering, Life Science and Weather.

Day 2: Presentation of European HPC initiatives and Panels on the HPC ecosystem.

TOPICS

Automotive (HLRS)

HPC Engineering (JSC)

Life Science (BSC)

Weather (ECMWF)

 

Speakers

 PROGRAM - DAY 1 Thursday JUNE 30th

time TITLE
Speaker(s)
9:00 to 9:30 Intro and Goals - BSC Intro John Davis (BSC)
9:30 to 10:00 Intro EURO HPC Daniel Opalka (EURO HPC)
10:00 to 11:00 Keynote HPC HW/ SW Stack Satoshi Matsuoka (RIKEN)
11:00 to 11:30 Break (30 mins)  
11:30 to 12:30 Life Science SW/HW Stack Arnau Montagud Aquino and Jose Carbonell (BSC)
12:30 to 13:30 Engr/IT/Industry SW/HW Stack Andreas Lintermann (JUELICH)
13:30 to 14:30 Lunch  
14:30 to 15:30 MN 5 tour  
15:30 to 16:30 Automotive SW/HW Stack Bastian Koller and Andrea Wierse (HLRS)
16:30 to 17:30 Weather SW/HW Stack Christine Kitchen and Thomas Geenen (ECMWF)
17:30 to 18:00 Break  
18:00 to 19:00 Industry Panel Gilad Shainer (Nvidia) , Jean Marc (Sipearl), Emmanuel Le Roux, Jean Pierre Nominee
19:00 to 19:30 Bus shuttle pick up at Vertex - Travel to MNAC Museum  
19:30 to 20:30 MNAC Museum Tour/ Free Time  
20:30 to 22:00 Dinner @ Oleum MNAC Museu Nacional Art de Catalunya  
22:00- Bus shuttle pick up - Travel to Hotel Abba Garden  

 

SPEAKERS - TALK TITLES + BIOS

TITLE

INTRO and GOALS (9:00 to 9:30)

JOHN DAVIS

(BSC)

John D. Davis is the Director of the Laboratory for Open Computer Architecture at Barcelona Supercomputing Center. He has published over 30 refereed conference and journal papers in Computer Architecture (ASIC and FPGA-based domain-specific accelerators, non-volatile memories and processor design), Distributed Systems, and Bioinformatics. He also holds over 35 issued or pending patents in the USA and Europe. He has designed and built distributed storage systems in research and as products. John has led the entire product strategy, roadmap, and execution for a big data and analytics company. He has worked in research at Microsoft Research, where he also co-advised 4 PhDs, as well as large and small start-up companies. John holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington. He also holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. At BSC, John is leading the MEEP project and is the technical leader of the eProcesor project and the European PILOT project. He also leads several industrial research collaborations, all centered around a full open source ecosystem from software down to hardware, open source processors and accelerators. John is the founder and chair of the RISC-V Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIG-HPC)

DANIEL OPALKA

(EURO JU HPC)

https://op.europa.eu/en/web/who-is-who/person/-/person/UNDEFINED_NRE525522

TITLE

Keynote HPC HW/ SW Stack

Satoshi Matsuoka (RIKEN)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Matsuoka

 

TITLE

Life Science SW/HW Stack / omputational challenges in the future of molecular biology and Personalized Medicine

ABSTRACT

Life sciences are increasingly adopting computational simulations to model complex biological systems, such as healthy tissues and tumours. To achieve this goal, the scientific community is contributing to the development and refactoring of a set of widely used applications covering different essential aspects of molecular biology, such as molecular dynamics, multiscale modelling or single-cell sequence analysis. These crucial developments will provide tools and workflows adapted to future heterogeneous exascale HPC architectures, representing feasible computational protocols to develop digital twins with the ability to predict the effect of a given drug treatment on a real patient.

Arnau Montagud Aquino

(BSC)

 

is a Researcher at BSC’s Life Sciences department working on Boolean and multiscale models in cancer. Arnau is a BSc in Biology and MSc in Cell Biology by the University of Valencia and PhD in the Department of Applied Mathematics in the Technical University of Valencia. His research on Metabolic Engineering of hydrogen in cyanobacteria led him to be visiting researcher at Uppsala University, Denmark Technical University and EMBL Heidelberg. After graduating, Arnau decided to apply modelling techniques to cancer using Boolean models, agent-based models and data deconvolution and integration, first at Institut Curie’s Systems Biology department and currently at BSC’s Life Sciences department.

Jose Carbonell (BSC)

Is a postdoctoral research scientist in the Life Sciences Department at the BSC. He studied computer science at the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Subsequently, he completed a master's degree in biostatistics at the University of Valencia (UV), where he also conducted his PhD studies in statistics developing different mathematical models for studying genomic heterogeneity in cancer. Throughout his professional career, he has been involved in the development of many widely used computational data analysis frameworks spanning different disciplines such as quality control of sequencing data, variant calling, genome integrity assessment, chromatin dynamics and network-based analysis, among others. In recent years, he has focused his research on the development of new statistical methods for molecular pathway analysis. In particular, he focused on statistical modelling of signalling pathways, contributing new approaches to quantify pathway activity and hierarchical matrix deconvolution methods to understand sample heterogeneity in cancer.

 

 

 

JSC - HPC Engineering use case

 

TITLE

Engr/IT/Industry SW/HW Stack - Engineering Applications: CoE RAISE and Beyond -

ABSTRACT

Artificial intelligence (AI) methods have gained immense popularity in scientific and industrial applications in the past few years. Engineering is just one of many fields benefiting from new developments made in AI. Such new technologies not only enable to automate processes or to analyze complex data, but they also allow to accelerate predictions of physical processes based on learnt knowledge. To obtain highly-accurate models for complex physical phenomena, the underlying training data need to feature high temporal and spatial resolutions. Consequently, huge amounts of data need to be processed in the training thus necessitating (modular) high-performance computing (HPC) systems to yield reasonable times-to-solution. The European Center of Excellence in Exascale Computing “Research on AI- and Simulation-Based Engineering at Exascale” (CoE RAISE) investigates and develops AI methods suited for large-scale trainings on the next-generation of supercomputers. These methods are developed along simulation- and data-driven use cases coming from, e.g., turbulence or combustion research, high-energy physics, or remote sensing applications. This presentation provides an overview of the contributions of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre and its partners to CoE RAISE and to other projects that combine engineering applications with AI technologies. Different methods such as scaling autoencoders, graph neural networks, or reinforcement learning algorithms as well as the role of hyperparameter optimization are discussed for applications from aerospace, physics, or medicine.

Andreas Lintermann

(Jülich Supercomputing Centre)

 

 

Andreas Lintermann coordinates CoE RAISE since January 2020 and leads the Simulation & Data LaboratoryHighly Scalable Fluids & Solids Engineering” at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany since 2014. He received his diploma degree in computer science and his PhD degree in engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. His group develops multi-physics codes in the field of engineering and combines them with novel AI technologies making use of modular supercomputing architectures.

 

 

HLRS - Automotive use case - Automotive SW/HW Stack

TITLE

“Automotive/Engineering requirements on Hardware and Software - Today and Future”

ABSTRACT

“We will give a glance on currently used Hardware and Software in Engineering with a focus on the automotive sector. Then we will give insights on the identified future needs and desires of these communities”

Dr. Bastian Koller

(HLRS)

Managing Director of the High Performance Computing Centre. Studied computer-science and chemistry, PhD in Enginnering. Since 2004 active in R&D around HPC and associated technologies. Coordinator of EuroCC/CASTIEL and the Centre of Excellence in Engineering.

Dr. Andreas Wierse

(HLRS)

Acts since 2011 as Managing Director of SICOS BW GmbH, located in Stuttgart. The company was founded by the University of Stuttgart and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to support small and medium sized enterprises in the uptake of HPC and smart data technology and is financially supported by the ministry for science, research and art of Baden-Württemberg and its shareholders

He is one of the founders of the Smart Data Solution Center BW (SDSC-BW); the experience he and his project partner Dr. Till Riedel gained there formed the basis for the „Smart Data Analytics“ Compendium for entrepreneurs, published by DeGruyter in 2017.

Since 2014 is his also managing director of HWW GmbH, a public/private partnership for industrial use of HPC including shareholders like Porsche, T-Systems and the state of Baden-Württemberg. In May 2018 he was appointed as member of the board of DigitalSüdwest 2025 to support SMEs in the southwest on their path towards digital transformation.

TITLE

Weather SW/HW Stack - ECMWF

ABSTRACT

TBC

Christine Kitchen

(ECMWF)

Deputy Director of Computing Department, ECMWF

With over 20 years experience in establishing and operating supercomputing centres in the UK, I joined ECMWF at the beginning of 2022 in the role of Deputy Director of Computing. Originally qualified as a Chemist, my first exposure to research computing was during my final year studies and subsequent PhD in theoretical chemistry – working at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals undertaking analysis into Poisson-Boltzmann techniques to aid biomolecular drug design and identification of potential therapeutic candidates. A slight career trajectory change involved inheriting more responsibility for routine system administration of clusters – eventually culminating in technical evaluation of latest research computing solutions (servers - storage – interconnects – cluster management tools), including benchmarking systems to advise UK HEIs in the optimal solutions to support the research drivers and associated procurement processes (technical advisor in UK’s SRIF3 coordinated HPC procurements). Establishing a trusted and impartial technical role was recognized by my peers, resulting in election to chair the UK’s High Performance Computing Special Interest Group (HPC-SIG) and invitations to participate on a number of UKRI panels as an advisor into technology trends and investment strategies. Currently I’m a member of EPSRC’s Archer-2 management board. Prior to joining ECMWF, I spent almost 15 years at Cardiff University – building a new Advanced Research Computing Division, including overseeing the implementation of a datacentre and supercomputing facility. Based on the success and research impact, secured Welsh European Funding (WEFO) to establish a national supercomputing service – HPC Wales and subsequent phase Supercomputing Wales, operated as a partnership across Welsh Universities – recruiting a pool of technical experts to ensure the effective exploitation of resources by the research community (industry and academia). This included challenges of connecting distributed resources and implementation of a dedicated backend network. I’ve joined ECMWF at an exciting time, transitioning operations to a new datacentre in Bologna (Italy) and entering the final stages of the acceptance of the Atos Sequana XH2000 supercomputing facility prior to commencing full operational service later in the year. Outside the workplace, I love to spend time away from technology – enjoying walks and hiking in the Welsh countryside – sometimes with a Springer Spaniel as a companion.

Thomas Geenen

(ECMWF)

 

Thomas Geenen is the technology partnership lead for Destination earth at ECMWF, focussing on the integration of our evolving digital agenda in the European digital landscape. He brings over 20 years of experience in HPC and HPDA, both working in academia and industry. Before joining ECMWF at the beginning of 2022, he worked at ASML, leading the enablement teams for simulation and large-scale data-analytics as well as managing the globally distributed simulation platforms. Thomas worked on digital twins at ASML in an industrial setting and now combines this with his academic background in solid earth system modelling to create digital twin(s) of the earth.

 

TITLE

Industry Panel

Emmanuel Le Roux

(ATOS)

SVP, Global Head of Big Data, Atos

Responsible for the overall Big Data infrastructure portfolio, Emmanuel leads the development of innovative Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and AI solutions for the Enterprise market. The global portfolio includes Atos Enterprise Servers (x86, Mainframe), the SAP Hana, Oracle, Hadoop, AI and Analytics appliances as well as the Big Data Software and Services teams.

Emmanuel has many years of experience in the IT and telecoms industry having worked in product management, business development, marketing & sales as well as R&D, architecture & strategy and program management. He is an expert in Big Data solutions (Hadoop, Analytics, ML and AI), IT infrastructure (servers, storage, networking), server virtualisation, cloud computing, OS, Database, Middleware, OSS/BSS and Voice over IP technologies.

 

Gilad Shainer (Nvidia)

Gilad Shainer serves as senior vice president of marketing for Mellanox networking at NVIDIA, focusing on high performance computing, AI and InfiniBand technology. Gilad joined Mellanox in 2001 as a design engineer and has served in senior marketing management roles since 2005. He serves as the chairman of the HPC-AI Advisory Council organization, the president of the UCF and CCIX consortiums, a member of IBTA and a contributor to the PCISIG PCI-X and PCIe specifications. Gilad holds multiple patents in the field of high-speed networking. He is a recipient of the 2015 R&D100 award for his contribution to the CORE-Direct In-Network Computing technology and the 2019 R&D100 award for his contribution to the Unified Communication X (UCX) technology. Gilad holds an Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel.

 

 PROGRAM - DAY 2 Friday July 1st
     
time
title
Speakers
9:00 to 9:30 Introduction/Recap John Davis (BSC)
9:30 to 10:00 EPI GPP/EPAC Jean-Marc Denis
10:00 to 10:30 Jesus Labarta (BSC)
10:30 to 11:00 Quantum Computing in EU Kristel Michielsen
11:00 to 11:30 Break  
11:30 to 13:00 HPC Center HW Panel Alfonso Valencia, Bastian Koller, Chris Kitchen, Estela Suarez
13:00 to 14:30 Lunch  
14:30 to 16:00 Panel on Future HPC Systems (HW & SW) Satoshi Matsuoka, Mateo Valero, Thomas Lippert, JP Nominee
16:00 to 16:30 Break  
16:30 to 18:00 Discussion, Wrap Up, next steps... BSC leads discussion
18:00 to 20:00 Dinner at BSC  
     
20:30- Bus shuttle pick up - Travel to Hotel Abba Garden  

 

TITLE

EPI GPP/EPAC SiPearl and EPI, how a European Research and Innovation project has become a successful industrial story

ABSTRACT

in this presentation, after a short introduction about SiPearl and the European Processor Initiative, it will be explained the codesign process that has been chosen to create and innovate, while targeting short term technological and industrial objectives

Jean-Marc Denis

(ATOS)

Jean-Marc Denis is Chief Strategy officer and co-founder at SiPearl. The Company designing the first European HPC microprocessor.

Prior to that, he was Chief of Staff in the Innovation and Strategy division at Atos. Since the middle of 2018, Jean-Marc has been Chair of the Board of the European Processor Initiative (EPI). In 2016 and 2017, he’s overseen BigData Division strategy at ATOS/Bull.

After several positions in the HPC industry, Jean-Marc joined Bull in 2004 to launch the HPC activity. Since that, Atos/Bull has become #3 at worldwide level and #1 European supercomputers vendor.

Jean-Marc is has Master degree in Mathematics from the University of Tours (France), a Master dree in Computer science from the University of Toulouse (France) and an Ingenieur degree from ENSEEIHT (Toulouse, France)

 

Jesus Labarta

(BSC)

https://www.bsc.es/labarta-mancho-jesus

Kristel Michielsen

(Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Quantum Computing in EU

Kristel Michielsen, a computational physicist, received her PhD from the University of Groningen in 1993. Since 2009 she leads the research group Quantum Information Processing (QIP) at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) and is Professor QIP at RWTH Aachen University. Kristel Michielsen and her research group have ample experience in performing large-scale simulations of quantum computers and annealers and in benchmarking and studying prototype applications for this new compute technology. Together with Prof. Lippert she is building up the quantum computer user facility JUNIQ at the JSC.

 

 

TITLE

HPC Center HW Panel

Alfonso Valencia

(BSC)

Alfonso Valencia, Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, is ICREA Research Professor and Director of the Life Sciences Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), Director of the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB) and head of the Spanish Node of the European Bioinformatics Infrastructure ELIXIR. He is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), and former President of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). He has served in numerous Scientific Advisory Boards, including the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), of which he is currently Vice Chair, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics, among others. He is Co-Executive Editor of Bioinformatics, and member of the editorial boards of eLIFE, PeerJ and FEBS letters and F1000 Prime. He has published more than 450 articles with an h-index of 97 (Scopus profile).

Bastian Keller (HLRS)

Managing Director of the High Performance Computing Centre. Studied computer-science and chemistry, PhD in Enginnering. Since 2004 active in R&D around HPC and associated technologies. Coordinator of EuroCC/CASTIEL and the Centre of Excellence in Engineering.

Chris Kitchen (ECMWF)

Deputy Director of Computing Department, ECMWF

With over 20 years experience in establishing and operating supercomputing centres in the UK, I joined ECMWF at the beginning of 2022 in the role of Deputy Director of Computing. Originally qualified as a Chemist, my first exposure to research computing was during my final year studies and subsequent PhD in theoretical chemistry – working at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals undertaking analysis into Poisson-Boltzmann techniques to aid biomolecular drug design and identification of potential therapeutic candidates. A slight career trajectory change involved inheriting more responsibility for routine system administration of clusters – eventually culminating in technical evaluation of latest research computing solutions (servers - storage – interconnects – cluster management tools), including benchmarking systems to advise UK HEIs in the optimal solutions to support the research drivers and associated procurement processes (technical advisor in UK’s SRIF3 coordinated HPC procurements). Establishing a trusted and impartial technical role was recognized by my peers, resulting in election to chair the UK’s High Performance Computing Special Interest Group (HPC-SIG) and invitations to participate on a number of UKRI panels as an advisor into technology trends and investment strategies. Currently I’m a member of EPSRC’s Archer-2 management board. Prior to joining ECMWF, I spent almost 15 years at Cardiff University – building a new Advanced Research Computing Division, including overseeing the implementation of a datacentre and supercomputing facility. Based on the success and research impact, secured Welsh European Funding (WEFO) to establish a national supercomputing service – HPC Wales and subsequent phase Supercomputing Wales, operated as a partnership across Welsh Universities – recruiting a pool of technical experts to ensure the effective exploitation of resources by the research community (industry and academia). This included challenges of connecting distributed resources and implementation of a dedicated backend network. I’ve joined ECMWF at an exciting time, transitioning operations to a new datacentre in Bologna (Italy) and entering the final stages of the acceptance of the Atos Sequana XH2000 supercomputing facility prior to commencing full operational service later in the year. Outside the workplace, I love to spend time away from technology – enjoying walks and hiking in the Welsh countryside – sometimes with a Springer Spaniel as a companion.

Estela Suarez

(Jülich Supercomputing Centre)

Is research group leader at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre and Professor at the University of Bonn. Her research focuses on HPC system architectures and codesign. As leader of the DEEP project series she has driven the development of the Modular Supercomputing Architecture, including hardware, software and application implementation and validation. Additionally, since 2018 she leads the codesign efforts within the European Processor Initiative. She holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Geneva and a Master degree in Astrophysics from the University Complutense of Madrid.

 

TITLE

Panel on Future HPC Systems (HW & SW)

Mateo Valero

(BSC)

http://www.bsc.es/cv-mateo/ is profesor of Computer Architecture at Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and is the Founding Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, where his research focuses on high performance computing architectures. He has published approximately 700 papers, has served in the organization of more than 300 International Conferences and has given more than 600 invited talks. Prof. Valero has been honored with numerous awards, among them the three most relevant awards in the Computer Architecture field: The Eckert-Mauchly Award 2007 by IEEE and ACM, the Seymour Cray Award 2015 by IEEE and the Charles Babbage 2017 by IEEE. Among other awards, Prof. Valero has received The Harry Goode Award 2009 by IEEE, The Distinguish Service Award by ACM and the Spanish National awards “Julio Rey Pastor” and “Leonardo Torres Quevedo”. Prof. Valero is a "Hall of the Fame" member of the ICT European Program (selected as one of the 25 most influents European researchers in IT during the period 1983-2008, Lyon, November 2008). In 2020 he was awarded the “HPCWire Reader’s Choice Awards” “for his exceptional leadership in HPC” and forbeing an HPC pioneer since 1990 and the driving force behind the renaissance of European HPC independence”. He has been also honored with “Condecoración de la Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca” 2018, the highest recognition granted by the Mexican Government. Prof. Valero holds Honorary Doctorate by 10 Universities, is member of 9 academies and a fellow of IEEE and ACM, and Fellow of AAIA, Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association.

In 1998 Mateo Valero was distinguished as “Favourite Son” of his home town, Alfamén (Zaragoza) and in 2006, his native town of Alfamén named its Public School after him.

Satoshi Matsuoka

(RIKEN)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Matsuoka

 

Thomas Lippert

(Jülich Supercomputing Centre)

 

Director at the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS)

Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Thomas Lippert is Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre. He is Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the national Gauss Centre for Supercomputing. He teaches as University Professor for Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing at the Goethe University Frankfurt where he is also Senior Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. He is responsible for the transition of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre to exascale. His research ranges from theoretical particle physics and supercomputer architectures to the integration of quantum and classical computers.

JP Nominee

(CEA)

Dr. Eng. Jean-Philippe Nominé has been with CEA HPC division since 1992, now in charge of HPC strategic collaborations.

Dr. Nominé held different technical or managing positions in HPC software development, then has focused on European HPC since 2007 – with different contributions to the creation of PRACE in 2008-2011, to the creation of ETP4HPC in 2012 and its operations between 2012 and 2019, to the operations of Horizon 2020 HPC Public Private Partnership between 2014 and 2018.

He is currently a member of ETP4HPC Steering Board, ETP4HPC Vice-chair for Research, and Chair of EuroHPC Research and Innovation Advisory Group (RIAG).

J.P. Nominé, a CEA Fellow in HPC, graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in France (engineer degree) and holds a PhD from Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (Paris) – now Sorbonne Université - in Robotics.