On the 5th of October, ENCCS, for the first time, organized the Swedish HPC Business Day face-to-face event in collaboration with its third-party RISE and PDC – Center for High-Performance Computing at KTH. The event was a big success and attracted 16 companies and public organizations. At the event, the participants shared their experiences and wishes of using HPC. They described the advantages of using HPC for their businesses and discussed the hurdles they face connected to the lack of hardware, lack of experience with HPC application software, and legal aspects.

The National Library of Sweden has been awarded development access to the Vega EuroHPC JU system making it the first public administration actor in Sweden to access the system. The successful application was a joint effort between KB expert Dr. Love Börjeson and his group, and ENCCS expert Dr. Hossein Ehteshami.

“Exascale” computers are supercomputers of the future that will be able to compute at least 10^18 floating-point operations per second (1 exaFLOPS). You might wonder what this means and in what way Slovenia plays an important role in supercomputing development with its knowledge, investments in infrastructure and usage of powerful systems — all of this will be presented at the Open Day of Slovenian Supercomputer Centres on October 18th at 5 PM via Zoom live stream.

The Flemish Supercomputer Center (VSC) is, on 7th October, organizing a first VSC Lunch Session. The topic will be AI meets HPC. Two use cases are presented: Kurt De Grave of Flanders Make on AI and the manufacturing industry, Michael Sluydts of ePotentia on AI and materials research. Kenneth Hoste of VSC/UGent will then talk about artificial intelligence and GPUs.


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