In a fews days, the TERATEC association is going to hold the 12th edition of its annual Forum at the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France. For those who are not familiar with TERATEC, the association is a European pole of competence in high performance digital simulation which brings today over eighty technological and industrial companies, laboratories and research centers, universities and engineering schools to combine their resources in the strategic area of Simulation and HPC. Many notorious companies of the HPC universe such as DDN, Cray, Mellanox or Nvidia are TERATEC members.
TERATEC was created with the purpose of promoting High Performance Simulation for the industrial world as well as for the academic community. The association has set itself the following goals :
- To participate in the emergence and setting up of joint collaborative R&D projects.
- To enable access to state-of-the-art processing facilities among the most powerful in the world.
- To ensure the development of the requisite skills and competences through training, seminars, conferences and lectures.
In order to achieve these goals TERATEC is establishing the first European Technopole dedicated to high performance calculations and simulations thus enabling :
- The establishment of joint laboratories industry-research able to carry out cutting-edge research at the highest level in the field of high performance digital simulation.
- The presence of major players on a campus which will create a significant number of employment opportunities and generate new skills and competence related to numerical simulation.
- Effective assistance in nurturing and incubating start-ups and new companies.
As High Performance Simulation is both an essential factor in corporate competitiveness and an absolutely vital tool for major scientific challenges, TERATEC set itself as a major player in Europe in intensive high-level simulation and computing.
This year TERATEC Forum is expected to welcome more than 1 300 attendees, highlighting the technological and industrial dynamism of HPC and the essential role that France plays in this field.
Those two days will be the occasion to hear testimonies of senior industrial and ICT leaders, participate in high level technical workshops and meet exhibitors showcasing their latest innovations.
On Tuesday, June 27, the plenary sessions will focus on the technological challenges of Simulation and High Performance Computing and on the diversity of uses of HPC with the participation of representatives from the political, economic and academic worlds, and advanced international industrial users and leading technology suppliers
Full Agenda here.
At the end of the plenary sessions, the third edition of the Digital Simulation Award will reveal and reward the champions of digital simulation and Big Data for both large groups and SMEs with the awarding of six trophies: Trophy Start -up – SME Trophy – Innovation Trophy – Collaboration Trophy – Grand Prix of Simulation – Personality of Simulation
On Wednesday, June 28, technical workshops will review emerging technologies and new domains of high performance computing applications.
Full Agenda here.
During these two days, there will an exhibition of around eighty booths of the major simulation and HPC players. Software manufacturers and producers, integrators and distributors, service providers, academic and laboratory researchers, public and private sector developers, etc. will present their latest innovations.
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