HPC Knowledge Meeting '12

We were pleased to host the second HPC Knowledge Meeting from HPCKP.This was a meeting aimed to share expertise and strategies in High Performance Computing, High Performance Data Analysis & Clustering. It was held at the University of Barcelona, from 15th to 16th October, 2012. It was organized by the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Reference Network on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (XRQTC).


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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, 2012, 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 2012
Confirm accepted presentations 24th Sep 2012
Early registration deadline for reduced fee 30th Sep 2012
Registration deadline 09th Oct 2012
Presentations submissions deadline (PDF or PPT) 10th Oct 2012


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.


Registration fee includes electronic version of abstracts, Live DVD for trainings, coffee breaks and lunch.

Number of participants is limited to 250, acceptance will be made on a first come first serve basis.

  Early Registration Late Registration
Member 60€ 60€
Speaker 0€ 0€
Academic 100€ 110€
Industry 200€ 220€



Accommodation & Location

The meeting will be hosted by the Faculty of Chemistry (Eduard Fontseré room), University of Barcelona (Av. Diagonal, 08028 Barcelona).

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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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Sponsorship Opportunities

We encourage to participate in sponsorship of the HPC Knowledge Meeting’12 at the level which best suits your organization needs.

We provide pre-defined sponsorship opportunities packages to participate in presenting business or technical sessions, and join in other marketing activities.

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HPCKP'12 Conference Schedule

Day 1
15th Oct 2012
09:45h Jordi Blasco (HPCKP / XRQTC)
10:00h Antonio Sanz Alcober (I3A)
Coffe Break
Round Table
Day 2
16th Oct 2012
09:30h Rafael Griman (Bull)
10:00h Gabriel Verdejo & Ivan Couto (RDlab, LSI - UPC)
Coffe Break
Round Table
15:00-17:00h Ismael Marín Carrión (DSA-Research)