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Governance

Governance

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The Flemish Supercomputer Center (Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum - VSC) brings together knowhow in scientific and technical computing in Flanders, This center is managed by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) in a partnership between the five Flemish university associations:

UA Brussel
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Associatie KU
AUGent
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VSC Management Board

In order to optimize the operation of the VSC, to make the VSC organization more vigorous, and to meet the (future) needs of a growing number of stakeholders, the FWO board of directors set up a Management Board for the VSC on 18 September 2019.


The VSC Management Board may not be limited to current users, so the new Strategic Management Board comprises representatives from universities, strategic research centers, Flemish scientific organizations, and the industry. 


The VSC is working hard on expanding its service (with a cloud and a data component in addition to computing power) and must be ready for new challenges that extend beyond the limits of the current VSC offering.

High-end Computing Board Flanders

  • Walter Lioen (chair)

  • UGent: Johan Van Camp | Substitute: Toon Van Hoecke

  • UAntwerpen: Wim Vanroose | Substitute: Wouter Herrebout

  • KU Leuven: Ingrid Barcena Roig | Substitute: Leen Van Rentergem

  • VUB: Stefan Weckx | Substitute: Wim Thierry

  • UHasselt: Fred Vermolen | Substitute: Sorin Pop

  • SOC: Frederik Coppens (VIB) | Substitute: Wilfried Verachtert (imec)

  • VWI: Frederik Leliaert (Plantentuin Meise) | Substitute: Steven Dessein (Plantentuin Meise)

  • Representative Board of Directors FWO – Jos van Sas (Nokia)

  • Representative Industrial Board | Herman Van der Auweraer

  • Representative User committee | Francisco Tjess Hernandez

  • Representative Operational team | Stefan Becuwe

  • Observers | Geert Van Grootel (EWI) and Hans Willems (FWO)

Management Team (MT)

  • Stefan Becuwe | UAntwerpen

  • Jan Ooghe | KU Leuven

  • Ewald Pauwels | UGent

  • Ward Poelmans | VUB

User committee

Advisory board to consolidate user requirements and improve VSC services

  • Kurt De Grave | Flanders Make

  • Jan Goedgebeur | UGent

  • Álvaro Cortés Calabuig | KU Leuven/UZ Leuven Genomics Core

  • Hans De Winter | UAntwerpen

  • Jochen Schütz | UHasselt

  • Catharina Olsen | UZ Brussel

  • Francisco Tjess Hernandez | VLIZ | Chair

  • Frederik Coppens | VIB - UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology

  • Hossein Ghorbanfekr | VITO

  • Yentl Swolfs | KU Leuven

  • Lander Willem | UAntwerpen


Industrial board

Advisory board to promote and facilitate interaction with the Flemish industry

  • Herman Van der Auweraer | Siemens | Chair

  • Rudy Lauwereins | imec

  • Bart Meert | Agoria

  • Kurt Peys | VLAIO – Team Bedrijfstrajecten

  • Martine Lewi | J&J

  • Louise Berteloot | AZ Delta

  • Ine Vandebeek | Diabatix

  • Pieter Verbeke | Umicore


Tier-1 evaluation committee

Evaluates applications for Tier-1 access on technical grounds

  • Robin Richardson (NleSc, Nederlands e-Science Center, Nederland)

  • Isabelle Dupays  (IDRIS, France)

  • Lilit Axner (EuroHPC JU, Luxembourg)

  • Valeriu Codreanu (SURF, The Netherlands)

  • Tuomas Koskela (Advanced Research Computing group, University College London, UK)

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