ParTec sponsors international HPC Event

International Advanced HPC Workshop in Cetraro, Italy - June 26 - 30, 2023

The International Advanced HPC Workshop is coming up and ParTec AG sponsors this noticed event since 2014 and continued biennially until today.

And now this year a special edition of the series, because there is so much more to explore:

The tools and techniques of High Performance Computing (HPC) have gained broad acceptance in wide areas of research and industry due to sustained progress in computational hardware and software technologies. At the same time, the extremely fast pace of the field introduces new challenges in technological, intellectual, ethical and even political areas that must be addressed to continue to enable wider acceptance, implementation, and ultimately societal impact of high performance computing technologies, applications, and paradigms.

The main aim of this workshop is to present and debate advanced topics, open questions, current and future developments, and challenging applications related to advanced high-performance distributed computing and data systems, encompassing implementations ranging from traditional clusters to warehouse-scale data centers, and with architectures including hybrid, multicore, distributed, cloud models, and systems targeted for AI applications. In addition, quantum computing has captured intense and widespread interest in the last few years, in large part due to the deployment of several systems with diverse architectures.

This workshop will provide a forum for exploration of both challenges and synergies that might arise from exchange of ideas across the many aspects of HPC and its applications.

Similarly, the growing deployment of quantum computers is spurring experimentation with reformulation of problems, algorithms, and programming techniques for such computers. Quantum sensing and quantum communication are also beginning to have physical instantiations.

Finally, discussions and presentations related to emerging and strategically challenging application areas will also be an important part of the workshop.

A special emphasis will be given to the potential of computational modeling and advanced analytics related to complex systems, including the associated diverse data sources and streams. Similarly, the challenges of data integration and use for new types of data sources such as the Internet of Things, will be examined. These and other new application areas enabled by new sources of data, including IoT and sensor networks, represent an interesting new set of HPC challenges.

Summarizing, the aim of this special workshop is to shed some light on key topics in advanced high performance computing systems and, in particular, to address the aforementioned contemporary scheduling, scaling, fault tolerance, and emerging application topics. The four and a half day program of this workshop will include roughly forty invited talks and associated panels by experts in the field.

Workshop topics will be related to, but are not limited to, any of the following ones:

  • General Issues in High Performance Computing, including:
    • Quantum Computing
    • Machine and Deep Learning
    • Exascale Computing
    • Brain-inspired Computing
    • Biocomputing
    • System software, workflows, programming models
    • Novel applications – advances and challenges
  • Traditional and Emerging Computer Architectures for HPC, including:
    • Quantum Computer architectures and Qbit technologies
    • Architectures tailored for Artificial Intelligence
    • Communication networks
    • Heterogeneous systems, including CPU, GPU, FPGA, etc.
    • Grids and Clouds for HPC
    • Energy efficient technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence: Its Impact on HPC and vice versa
    • HPC-enabled AI applications
    • Impact of AI on architectures, algorithms, system software
    • Workflows that include simulation, AI, and large-scale data analytics