First meeting of the workgroup infrastructure and HPC

The first meeting of the workgroup infrastructure and HPC will take place at the Gregor-Mendel-Institute in Vienna from Monday March 21, 14.00 until Tuesday March 22, 14.00.


Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology GmbH, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 3, 1030 Vienna, Austria


Begin: Mon, March 21, 14.00

1. Current situation:

  • Overview on computational resources for life sciences in all Austria (short presentations by participants; max 10 min; template for slides will be provided)
  • Short overview how the individual infrastructure is operated
  • Existing interfaces and usage of (inter-)national High-Performance Computers (VSC, PRACE, ...)

Coffee break

2. Discussion on future Bio-HPC in Austria:

  • Future hardware, software, networking requirements of research groups and facilities
  • Potential synergies between computational resources on institute level -> how to develop a coherent network of all Biocomputing centres in Austria
  • Centralized hardware with a service layer providing Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  • Interfaces to High-Performance Computing -> Requests of university-based workgroups for upcoming VSC-4 and discrimination from HRSM application

19.00 Dinner in Amon's Gastwirtschaft, Schlachthausgasse 13, 1030 Wien

Tue, March 22, 9.00

3. Concept of a joint application for the HRSM call 2016 (Hochschulraumstrukturmittel)

  • Scientific and technical structure
  • Operational model and administration
  • Financial requirements

Coffee break

4. Schedule and locations of further meetings

13.00 Lunch

End: Tue, March 22, 14.00


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