October 22, 2020 9:30 - 16:30 , Empa, Duebendorf, AKADEMIE
For HPC centers it is essential to simplify the access to the computational resources for their user communities. Personal computing did already introduce in the eighties of last century the concept of desktop computing to simplify the utilization by the users. At the same time we moved from mainframes to client-server architectures up to micro-services. Unfortunately supercomputers are still (mostly) used by manually submitting jobs in queues.
Some scientific communities did already work on such challenges and created web portals able to support complex workflow hiding from the end users details related to the HPC infrastructure. More and more scientists will be involved in the next few years in building such platforms.
For us it is getting more and more important to support those portals and offer new ways to use the computational and storage resources we manage. It shall be possible to use the supercomputers interactively or through defined programmatic interfaces (API) to cover from simple use cases up to complex workflows. This also includes access to data management tools to stage in (and out) everything that’s needed to run the simulation or analysis.
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and Introduction
Conveners: Daniele Passerone (Empa), Michele De Lorenzi (CSCS)
10:15 - 11:00 Keynote Presentation
11:00 - 11:30 Technical Presentation: AiiDA Lab – an Ecosystem for Developing,
Executing and Sharing Scientific Workflows
Convener: Kristjan Eimre (Empa)
11:30 - 12:00 Technical Presentation
12:00 - 12:30 Technical Presentation
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 - 14:30 Site Visit
14:30 - 15:00 Technical Presentation
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 15:45 Technical Presentation
15:45 - 16:15 Technical Presentation
16:15 - 16:20 Farewell and End of the Meeting
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