In the evening of Feb 20 2018, as part of the Austrian High-Performance Computing Conferece in Linz, a panel discussion entitled "Future of HPC in Austria within Europe" took place.
The panel was devoted to the question, which role Austria should play within Europe concerning HPC. Science and research have an ever increasing demand for HPC resources. This need might rapidly exceed the capacities of individual countries which led to the formation of European associations to establish European research infrastructures including not only High Performance Computing Centers and Data Centers but providing also training and high level support. Remarkably, Austria does not yet take part in any of these associations.
The panel has discussed the needs, benefits and possible strategies for better integration of Austrian HPC into European frameworks.
Dr. Florian Berberich PRACE aisbl
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Dellago University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, Computational Physics Group
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gundolf Haase Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Institute for Mathematics and Scientific Computing
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Langer Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU), Institute for Computational Mathematics (NuMa)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Ostermann University of Innsbruck, Research Area Scientific Computing and Department of Mathematics
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Rattei University of Vienna, Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, Division of Computational Systems Biology
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alfredo Soldati TU Wien, Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Herbert Störi VSC Research Center
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner TU Wien, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation
Moderation: Dr. Irene Reichl VSC Research Center