ETP4HPC Newsletter - March 2021
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March 2021

Dear ETP4HPC Members and Partners,

I am writing this message as the Chairman of the “old” ETP4HPC Steering Board. A new Steering Board was elected by our General Assembly on 4 March, and its composition reflects the direction of our Association - the two new members of the Board, Leonardo and Thales, are users of HPC as well as developers of HPC Technology. I trust that the new Board will continue to define the priorities of our activities meeting the expectation of our Members.

I would like to thank all Members for the trust they have put in us, the Steering Board, the Office and my humble person, during the last term of the Steering Board and in particular on the occasion of the last General Assembly and the Steering Board elections. I think the Office did a tremendous job delivering a well-run event and smooth voting.

On the other hand, we as the voice of the European HPC industry must not let the trust other stakeholders have put in us depreciate. We should continue our engagement in EuroHPC into its second phase as it has taken a lot of effort to earn the reputation we have within the European IT ecosystem. Part of this process is negotiating and then fulfilling our obligations as the private partners of EuroHPC and the new Steering Board will tackle this as one of its first tasks.

I also invite all Members to join the process of writing our next Strategic Research Agenda - announcements of the first kick-off meetings have already been shared. The SRA is our main deliverable, this is where we express ourselves as ‘think tank’, and this is where our Members can prioritise their expertise, provided it meets the strategic goals of European HPC. I look forward to reading the chapters of all SRA working groups.

Thank you again for your trust to date and please keep safe.

Jean-Pierre Panziera
ETP4HPC Chairman

New members

We have recently welcomed:
- French SME SiPearl as an associated member,
- French SME PLDA as an associated Member,
- Spanish SME SemiDynamics as a full member,
- Global company Xilinx as a full member,
- The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) of the National Technical University of Athens as an associated member.
The 2020 edition of our Annual Report is available! Browse it online or download the PDF to discover how ETP4HPC is gearing up for the next SRA and look back on EuroHPC achievements in 2020.  [+]
ETP4HPC, 5G IA, AIOTI, BDVA, CLAIRE, ECSO, EU MATHS IN, and HiPEAC issued a joint Press Release on 11 December, 2020 to announce their cooperation within the TransContinuum Initiative. To materialise their commitment, all 8 associations co-authored and signed a TCI Vision document.  [+]
HiPEAC published on 19 January the 8th edition of the HiPEAC Vision. This document provides a set of recommendations for the European community in the form of nearly 30 topic-based articles written by experts. ETP4HPC co-authored "The Continuum of Computing" (p40 ) and "The Extremes Prediction Use Case" (p44), through our Office experts Michael Malms and Marcin Ostasz.  [+]
ETP4HPC General Assembly
4 March, 2021

This online General Assembly gathered 85 attendees - more than we normally have at live GAs - and saw the election of our new Steering Board. A key topic was the role of our association in EuroHPC and its evolution.

YouTube Channel

ETP4HPC now has its own YouTube channel, do subscribe to it! You will find all our past webinars in the ETP4HPC webinars playlist. Our "corporate" videos and videos shot at various events or published in the media are also referenced. [+]

ETP4HPC webinar: In-memory computing for AI applications
19 March 2021, 11am to noon CET
In March, Robert Haas from IBM will share his insights on in-memory computing for AI. Register now [+]
SAVE THE DATE for our next webinars:
16 April: Industrial Use of HPC: the standpoint of large European companies
18 May: MeluXina EuroHPC system in Luxemburg
EuroHPC Summit Week (digital)
22-26 March, 2021
Registration is open and free for this event co-organised by ETP4HPC. Don't miss our sessions:
- 25 March, 12:00 - Green HPC Session
- 26 March, 13:45  - The TransContinuum Initiative - from concept to action
- 26 March, 15:30 - Delivering HPC in a sustainable manner [+]
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