ETP4HPC Newsletter - July 2019
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July 2019

Dear ETP4HPC Members and Partners,
As we speak, our Office ‘scribes’ and many of our SRA Working Group participants are sharpening their pencils, ready to draw the first versions of the chapters of our Strategic Research Agenda (SRA 4).The teams are gathered, the plans are drawn (see our excellent Blueprint for the next Strategic Research Agenda, completed in April), we are gathering material and ideas (through suggestion for Working Group contents and Research Clusters), involving others (BDVA, Centres of Excellence, PRACE, AIOTI, Industrial Users, etc.), and adhering to our project plan (the deadline is December 2019).

This SRA is special for three reasons. First, this is the first SRA that will officially be delivered to the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, more precisely, to the  EuroHPC Research and Advisory Innovation Group, which in turn will define its own roadmap based on our SRA and the input received from BDVA. We must keep that in mind when defining our SRA milestones – half of the funding comes from the participating member states and we need to ensure that our suggestions are also acceptable to them. Secondly, I am very glad to see a huge improvement in the quality of member participation in this SRA. It is reflected in the additional working group leaders (now, each SRA working group has at least two leaders, which will ensure its balanced development) and also in the input provided by our SRA contributors when signing up for this effort. Thirdly, we have managed to engage with other organisations and projects that have an impact on our European HPC world – BDVA, EPI, AIOTI, the Centres of Excellence – in a well-coordinated manner.

Industrial Users of HPC have always been close to our heart. Our Steering Board has recently approved a process aimed at recruiting those industrial organisations whose objective is to pursue HPC-related research and work within our Association to define the European HPC research priorities (through our SRA and EuroHPC RIAG, for example). We are looking forward to welcoming the first of such members in our ranks.

We have also been very active in different events, with stands and BoFs and workshops (EuroHPC Summit Week, Teratec Forum, ISC). For the second year, we hosted some of our SME members on our booth at ISC. This initiative was highly appreciated, it will be pursued next year, and extended to SC19 in Denver this November. We will contact all our members shortly concerning SC19.

Now, Summer is here and I want you to relax and rest – plenty of challenges lie on the road ahead.

Jean-Pierre Panziera
ETP4HPC Chairman

Publication of our Blueprint
The foundations for the preparation of our SRA 4 have been laid down in our Blueprint for the next Strategic Research Agenda. Published in April, this document sets the main directions of our thinking for the whole EuroHPC era. Congratulations to all contributors from ETP4HPC and other organisations, and in particular to our Office team for this excellent idea [+] 
New Members
Two new members joined our organisation since April. Welcome to:
  • University of Padova (Italy) - Full Research Organisation Member
  • M3E - an SME from Italy (a spin-off off the University of Padova) - SME Full Member
And associate members Constelcom Ltd (an SME from the UK) and SICOS (a German SME) upgraded to Full Member. 
EuroHPC Summit Week, Poznan, Poland 
13-17 May, 2019

ETP4HPC was co-organiser of the Summit, which hosted 360 attendees for an intense week of networking. Attendees welcomed the various work and information sessions dedicated to EuroHPC, as well as the fascinating insights into scientific and industrial achievements [+]

Teratec Forum 2019, Palaiseau, near Paris 
11-12 June, 2019

ETP4HPC had a booth again at Teratec Forum, where we hosted our friends from EXDCI-2. We inaugurated a brand new look and feel for our booth at this occasion! The European HPC ecosystem was well represented at this conference, with many H2020 projects and CoEs [+]
ISC 2019, Frankfurt, Germany 
17-19 June, 2019

ETP4HPC increased its presence at ISC with a much larger booth that hosted 4 of our SME members, giving them a very visible presence at this event. We were in a central location, and therefore had many visitors. Our team was also involved in two Bird-of-a-Feather sessions. [+]
EXDCI-2 call offers HPC spin-off support

Transitioning from the outcome of an HPC Research and Innovation project to a (successful) market product is often an issue. Not enough time, not enough funding... To bridge this gap, EXDCI-2 conducts a pilot action to create “project spin-offs” that could start during the lifetime of an R&I project and survive its end. [+]
ICT Proposers Day, Helsinki, Finland
19-20 September, 2019

The Finnish presidency of the Council of the European Union is hosting the 2019 edition of this event in Helsinki. ETP4HPC will be present, more information to come.[+]

SC19, Denver, USA
17-22 November, 2019

Save the date! For the first time, ETP4HPC will have a booth at SC, to give a few of our members the opportunity to exhibit. We are also working on our usual BoF session - more information to come.  [+]
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