HPC Knowledge Meeting'15

We are pleased to announce the fourth HPC Knowledge Meeting organized by HPCNow! and IQTC-UB. This is a meeting aimed to share expertise and strategies in High Performance Computing, High Performance Data Analysis & Clustering. It will be held at the University of Barcelona, from 3rd to 4th February, 2015 in conjunction with the BeeGFS Training’15 and Slurm Training’15, organized by HPCNow!, IQTC-UB and ThinkParQ.

Hope to see you all there!

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Call for Presentation & Tutorial Proposals

HPC & clustering experts are encouraged to submit proposals for Presentations and Tutorials to be given during the conference. Concurrent sessions are scheduled in 15- minute, 30-minute and 60-minute blocks.

We would like to cover all areas of interest of HPC and clustering. For this reason, we encourage you to submit presentations or tutorials related with these fields.

Proposal Submission

all proposals must be submitted as a single pdf file via e-mail ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by 18th Dec, 2014, including:

  1. Contact information
  2. A 200-word (maximum) abstract
  3. Only for tutorials : a detailed description of the tutorial content (maximum 2 pages) containing:
    • Targeted audience
    • Content level (split into: beginner, intermediate, advanced)
    • Audience prerequisites
    • Detailed outline (maximum 1 page)

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Important Deadlines

Abstract submission deadline for presentations (tutorial or contributed talk)07th Jan 2015
Confirm accepted presentations08th Jan 2015
Early registration deadline for reduced fee10th Jan 2015
Registration deadline19th Jan 2015
Presentations submission deadline (PDF or PPT)27th Jan 2015


 

How to arrive?

By Plane

Barcelona - El Prat Airport is a major airline hub, the second busiest airport in Spain. It is located south-west of the city of Barcelona, between the city limits of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and Sant Boi. Find out more on the web.

El Prat airport is roughly a 20-minute drive from the Faculty of Chemistry. Taking a taxi would be the most comfortable  option to reach the venue. But public transport is also a very convenient option to arrive and to move around the city thanks to the integrated fare system.

To come by train from the airport (departs every 30 minutes), take Line 1 of the local train service (RENFE Rodalies) to the mainline station “Barcelona Sants” (22 minutes), which has connections with the metro system (Line 3). Take the metro in direction "Zona Universitària" and get off at the station called "Palau Reial" (see map).

By Train 

Go to "Barcelona Sants" mainline station (metro stop "Sants Estació"), which has connections with the metro system (Line 3). Take the metro in direction "Zona Universitària" and get off at the station called "Palau Reial" (see map).

By Metro

Take Line 3 in direction "Zona Universitària" and get off at the station called "Palau Reial" (see map).

By Bus

Routes 7, 33, 60, 67, 68, 74 and 75 pass near the venue. Further information: TMB.

By Tram

Routes T1, T2 and T3 pass through the campus area. The most suitable Tram stop is called "Palau Reial". Further information at Tram website.

 

Accommodation & Location

The meeting will be hosted by the Faculty of Chemistry (Eduard Fontseré room), University of Barcelona (Av. Diagonal 645, 08028 Barcelona).


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Accommodation

No special accommodation has been agreed by the workshop organization, but there are several hotels and student residences available close to the venue.

You can use Hotels Combined as a search tool to help users find the best priced accommodation option. In addition to the obvious advantages of the comparison system, the Conference Support Initiative offers rebates.

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Registration

Registration fee includes electronic version of abstracts, coffee breaks and lunch. 

Number of participants of HPC Knowledge Meeting'15 is limited to 250 but the Slurm'15 and BeeGFS'15 are limited to 50. Acceptance will be made on a first come first serve basis.


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HPCKP'1550€50€100€150€200€300€
Slurm'15100€100€200€300€400€600€
BeeGFS'15

100€150€200€300€
HPCKP'15 + Slurm'15150€150€200€300€400€600€
HPCKP'15 + BeeGFS'15

150€225€300€450€
HPCKP'15+Slurm'15+BeeGFS'15

250€375€500€750€

Listed prices don't include VAT (21% IVA).

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

We encourage to take part in sponsorship of the HPC Knowledge Meeting’15 at the level which best suits your organization needs.

We provide pre-defined sponsorship opportunities packages to participate in presenting business or technical sessions, and join in other marketing activities.

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