The International Auditorium
Kon. Albert II laan 5, 1210 Brussels

The VSC User Day is the first annual meeting of current and prospective users of the Vlaams Supercomputing Center (VSC) along with staff and supporters of the VSC infrastructure. We will hold a series of presentations describing the status and results of the past year as well as afternoon sessions talking about plans and priorities for 2014 and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity to become more familiar with the VSC and it personnel, become involved in constructing plans and priorities for new projects and initiatives, and network with fellow HPC interested parties.
The day ends with a networking hour at 17:00 allowing time for informal discussions and followup from the day's activities.

Program

9:30h Welcome coffee
10:00h Opening VSC USER DAY
Marc Luwel, Director Hercules Foundation
10:10h State of the VSC, Flemish Supercomputer
Dane Skow, HPC manager Hercules Foundation
10:40h Computational Neuroscience
Michele Giugliano, University of Antwerp
11:00h The value of HPC for Molecular Modeling applications
Veronique Van Speybroeck, Ghent University
11:20h Coffee Break and posters
11:50h Parallel, grid-adaptive computations for solar atmosphere dynamics
Rony Keppens, University of Leuven
12:10h HPC for industrial wind energy applications
Rory Donnelly, 3E
12:30h Lunch
13:30h The PRACE architecture and future prospects into Horizon 2020
Sergi Girona, PRACE
14:00h EUDAT – Towards A Pan-European Collaborative Data Infrastructure, European Data Infrastructure
Morris Reidel, EUDAT
14:20h Breakout Sessions:

1 : Long term strategy / Outreach, information and Documentation
2 : Industry and Research / Visualization
3 : Training and support / Integration of Data and Computation
15:20h Coffee break and posters
16:00h Summary Presentations from Rapporteurs breakout sessions
16:30h Closing remarks and Q&A
Bart De Moor, chair Hercules Foundation
17:00h Network reception