Conference program

NHPC Conference and Inauguration program – 16 April 2012

Conference program  at Nordic House
Program chair: Sverker Holmgren, professor in Scientific Computing at Uppsala University and program director for the Nordic eGlobalisation Initiative

12:00-13:00 Yourhost in Iceland Registration
Sandwiches and coffee
13:00 Natalie Bates
Co-chair of the Energy Efficient High performance Computing Working Group (EE HPC WG)
Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, and HPC
13:50 Hannes Jónsson, professor
University of Iceland
Simulations of materials using distributed computing
14:10 Erik Lindahl, professor
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Challenges and Roadmaps to Exascale Simulation for Molecular Dynamics
14:30 Kenneth Ruud, Director, CTCC; President, Norwegian Chemical Society Towards computing complex properties of complex systems
14:50 Paul Santeler, Vice President and GM HPC and Hyperscale Computing, Hewlett-Packard. Richard Curran, Director Product Marketing EMEA, Intel Corporation Next generation energy efficient IT infrastructure
15:30 Bus leaving to Thor Data center




Inauguration Program at Thor Data center, Steinhellu 10, 220 Hafnarfjörður
Program chair: Gestur G. Gestsson, CEO, Advania

15:45 Registration / Entrance
16:10 Katrín Jakobsdóttir
Minister of Education, Science and Culture
Inauguration of Nordic High Performance Computing
16:25 Borge Obel
Chairman of DelC
Strategic Potential of Nordic-HPC from the Danish Point of View
16:30 Martin Bech
The Danish plans – for Gardar and for computing as a service
16:40 Benedikt Gröndal
Advania Thor Data center
Guided tours in small groups
16:40 Refreshments
18:30 Bus to Nordic house and conference hotel (Radisson Blu Saga)

19.45   Bus departing from conference hotel (Radisson Blu Saga)

20:00   Gala dinner at Harpa, Music and Conference hall