Logo VSC kleur March 23 2009
Launch Flemish Supercomputer Center

The Flemish Supercomputer Centre (Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum) cordially invites you to its official launch on 23 March 2009.


Supercomputing is a crucial technology for the twenty-first century. Fast and efficient compute power is needed for leading scientific research, the industrial development and the competitiveness of our industry. For this reason the Flemish government and the five university associations have decided to set up a Flemish Supercomputer Centre (VSC). This centre will combine the clusters at the various Flemish universities in a single high-performance network and expand it with a large cluster that can withstand international comparison. The VSC will make available a high-performance and user-friendly supercomputer infrastructure and expertise to users from academic institutions and the industry.

Program

14.15 Scientists from various disciplines tell about their experiences with HPC and grid computing
16.15 Coffee break
17.00 Official program, in the presence of minister Ceysens, Flemish minister of economy, enterprise, science, innovation and foreign trade of Flanders.
18.30 Reception

A detailed program is available by clicking on this link. All presentations will be in English.

Location

Promotiezaal of the Universiteitshal of the K.U.Leuven,

Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven.

Please register by 16 March 2009 using this electronic form.

Plan and parking

Parkings in the neighbourhood:

  • Parking garage Ladeuze, Mgr. Ladeuzeplein 20, Leuven.
  • H. Hart parking, Naamsestraat 102, Leuven.

The Universiteitshal is within walking distance of the train station of Leuven. Bus 1 (Heverlee Boskant) and 2 (Heverlee Campus) stop nearby.

invitation figures

The images at the top of this page are courtesy of NUMECA International and research groups at Antwerp University, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the K.U.Leuven.