1st Icelandic HPC Community Workshop
Endurmenntun HI, Dunhaga 7, 107 Reykjavik – Room Náma
11th August 2021 – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. GMT

The agenda (v2) of the event is available here:
👉 Agenda (v2)

Background

The Icelandic High-Performance Computing (IHPC) activities are increasing in academia and industry that also includes related areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Data Analytics, and Data Sciences. As a result, the IHPC community members created Icelandic Simulation and Data Labs (SDLs), including academic and industrial partners. They form together in a bottom-up fashion the IHPC National Competence Center for HPC & AI in Iceland partly funded by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking EuroCC project. The IHPC community seeks more collaborations and new members.

 

Objectives

This workshop aims to bring together a diverse group of Icelandic and international stakeholders to discuss the role of HPC and related areas within Iceland without losing sight of its international links. The specific objectives of the workshop are to:

(1) Document competencies, achievements, activities, and lessons learnt from participating stakeholders of Icelandic HPC efforts and associated international activities.

(2) Perform community building in developing new successful joint activities between academia and industry, potentially creating new joint Simulation and Data Labs or collaborations.

(3) Identify best practices and core principles with a set of recommendations for developing the future Icelandic HPC ecosystem, including necessary skills, funding opportunities, applications, Centre of Excellences, community events, and sustainable infrastructure developments.

Selected Impressions from the Workshop