The NHPC project is a pilot initiative to understand the organizational and technical challenges of joint procurement, administration and operation of computational infrastructure for science. The national High Performance Computing (HPC) research infrastructures of Denmark, Norway and Sweden have decided to place a joint supercomputer in Iceland, in collaboration with University of Iceland and Thor Datacenter. Supercomputing is the foundation for much modern science and engineering and a host of technologies are on the horizon that we cannot hope to understand, develop, or utilize without Supercomputing. It is also very energy expensive and the partners of NHPC have strived to find a hosting service which was efficient and economical, and yet providing as good services and user support as hosting nationally.
More information on the NHPC project can be found at http://nhpc.hi.is/ .
This event, which is by invitation only, marks the inauguration of the first Nordic High Performance Computing (NHPC) system. The aim is to gather existing and future users of the facilities, addressing three topics:
- The importance of HPC for Science in the Nordic countries
- Methods and tools for developing HPC applications, and
- Operations and user support across boundaries.
Target audience: Researchers, funding agencies, engineers