HPC Knowledge Meeting '11

This meeting was held at the University of Barcelona, from 13th October to 14th October, 2011. It was organized by the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Reference Network on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (XRQTC).

Hope you enjoyed it and to see you again!


Call for Presentation & Tutorial Proposals

HPC & clustering experts are encouraged to submit proposals for Presentations and Tutorials to be given during the conference. Concurrent sessions are scheduled in 30-minute and 60-minute blocks.

We would like to cover all areas of interest of HPC and clustering administration. For that reason, we encourage you to submit presentations or tutorials related with these fields.

Proposal Submission

all proposals be submitted as a single pdf file via e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 22th Sep, 2011, including:

  1. Contact information
  2. A 200-word (maximum) abstract
  3. Only for tutorials : a detailed description of the tutorial content (maximum 2 pages) containing:
    • Targeted audience
    • Content level (split into: beginner, intermediate, advanced)
    • Audience prerequisites
    • Detailed outline (maximum 1 page)

If you have any questions or comments, please contact with HPCKP Technical Staff

Important Deadlines

Abstract submission deadline for presentations (tutorial or contributed talk) 22th Sep 2011
Confirm accepted presentations 23th Sep 2011
Early registration deadline for reduced fee 30th Sep 2011
Registration deadline 06th Oct 2011
Presentations submission deadline (PDF or PPT) 10th Oct 2001


How to arrive?

By Plane

El Prat airport is situated approximately 15 km from the Faculty of Chemistry. Taking a taxi would be the best option to reach the venue. The journey takes about 20 minutes. Approximate price: 20 € . To come by train from the airport, take Line 1 of the local train service (RENFE Rodalies) as far as the mainline station “Barcelona Sants”, which has connections with the metro system (Line 3). Take the metro in direction "Zona Universitària" and get off at the station called "Palau Reial" (see map).

By Train

Go to "Barcelona Sants" mainline station (metro stop "Sants Estació"), which has connections with the metro system (Line 3). Take the metro in direction "Zona Universitària" and get off at the station called "Palau Reial" (see map).

By Metro

Take Line 3 in direction "Zona Universitària" and get off at the station called "Palau Reial" (see map).

By Bus

Routes 7, 33, 60, 67, 68, 74 and 75 pass near the venue. Further information: TMB.

By Tram

Routes T1, T2 and T3 pass through the campus area. Further information at Tram website.

Accommodation & Location

The meeting will be hosted by the Faculty of Chemistry (Aula-105 and Aula-2C), University of Barcelona (Av. Diagonal, 08028 Barcelona).

See Map


No special accommodation have been agreed by the workshop organization, but there is number of hotels and student residences available close to the venue.

You can use Hotels Combined as a research tool research tool to help users find the best priced accommodation option. In addition to the obvious advantages of the comparison system, the Conference Support Initiative offers rebates.

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Registration fee includes electronic version of abstracts, coffee breaks and lunch.

Number of participants is limited to 50, acceptance will be made on a first come first serve basis.

  Early Registration Late Registration
Company 0€ 0€
Academic 50€ 60€
Industry 100€ 120€



HPCKP'11 Conference Schedule

Day 1
13th Oct 2011
Opening Session
10:00h Jose Alcantara (MMB - IRB)
10:30h Alexandre Vaqué Brull (CESCA)
Coffe Break
Scale Up or Scale Out or Cloud. New platforms for HPC
11:30h Javier López (admIT)
12:00h Carles Acosta (UAB) & Dani Masó (IQC - UdG)
12:30h Jordi Blasco (XRQTC)
subline text15:00-17:00h Jordi Blasco (XRQTC)
Day 2
14th Oct 2011
09:00h Jordi Blasco (XRQTC)
10:00h Alejandro Lucero (BSC)
10:30h Carles Fenoy (BSC)
Coffee Break
11:30h Jacinto Grijalba (Novell)
12:00h Arnau Bria (PIC)
12:30h Fernando Galindo & Gabriel Verdejo (RDlab, LSI - UPC)
15:00-17:00h Jordi Blasco (XRQTC) & Pablo Escobar (CIPF)