HPC2N Symposium - Inauguration of Sarek

HPC2N Symposium - Inauguration of Sarek


Umeå University, December 7, 2004

High Performance Computing Center North cordially invites you to participate in the inauguration of the new HPC2N Super Cluster, Sarek. The programme includes presentations by scientists using the super cluster system, state-of-the-art technical and R&D overviews and the formal inauguration of the HPC2N Super Cluster.

Sarek, delivered by HP Sweden, consists of 384 AMD Opteron CPUs connected with a Myrinet high-speed network. It has been in general operation for HPC2N users since August 2004, and is still the fastest and most powerful computer system in Sweden. For more information about the HPC2N Super Cluster see the press release (in Swedish), our web information and the article from our latest Progress Report: Tera Computing @ HPC2N (PDF).

The procurement of the HPC2N Super Cluster was made possible through a donation from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, (KAW).


Dates and Location
The presentations and inauguration will be held on December 7, 2004 in the MIT-building (Lecture Hall MA 121) at the Umeå University Campus.
Detailed Program
Tuesday December 7, 2004 - Lecture Hall MA 121



CHAIR: Bo Kågström, Director of HPC2N

Welcome and Opening

Sample User Projects at HPC2N

Bridging temporal and spatial scales in biomodelling: From quantum mechanical computer simulations to mesoscopic modelling
Professor Aatto Laaksonen, Div. of Physical Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University

Predictive computer simulations of materials at the atomic level
Professor Sven Öberg, Dept. of Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology

A journey to Mars, the moon, Venus and Mercury: computer simulations in solar system physics
Assoc. Professor Mats Holmström, Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Kiruna

14.40 Coffee


CHAIR: Bo Kågström, Director of HPC2N

The HPC2N Super Cluster Sarek and its National Role

Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC)
Professor Erik Hagersten, SNIC Board of Directors and Uppsala University

Tera Computing @ HPC2N
Dr Mats Nylén, HPC2N Coordinator and Dept. of Physics, Umeå University

Formal Inauguration of Sarek - a Strategic Resource in Northern Sweden
Inge-Bert Täljedal, Vice-Chancellor (rector), Umeå University


CHAIR: Erik Hagersten, SNIC Board of Directors and Uppsala University

Research Projects with HPC2N/VRlab as Collaborating Partner

Management of deep memory hierarchies - recursive blocking in dense matrix computations
Professor Bo Kågström, Director of HPC2N and Dept. of Computing Science, Umeå University

Accessing the Grid - brokering, accounting and portals
Assoc. professor Erik Elmroth, Deputy Director of HPC2N and Dept. of Computing Science, Umeå University

Visual interactive simulation of complex materials
Ph Lic Kenneth Holmlund, HPC2N Coordinator and Director of VRlab

16.30 Visit the HPC2N Super Cluster
Sparkling beverages will be served
17.30 Dinner Buffet at Brashörnan, Universum
Participation and Registration
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Accommodation information
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