HPC Knowledge Meeting '15

We were pleased to host the fourth HPC Knowledge Meeting organized by HPCNow! and IQTC-UB. 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 3rd to 4th February, 2015 in conjunction with the BeeGFS Training’15 and Slurm Training’15, organized by HPCNow! & IQTC-UB and ThinkParQ.

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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 15-minute, 30-minute and 60-minute blocks.

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

Proposal Submission

All proposals must 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 18th Dec, 2014, 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important Deadlines

Abstract submission deadline for presentations (tutorial or contributed talk) 07th Jan 2015
Confirm accepted presentations 08th Jan 2015
Early registration deadline for reduced fee 10th Jan 2015
Registration deadline extended! 28th Jan 2015
Presentations submission deadline (PDF or PPT) 27th Jan 2015

How to arrive?

By Plane

Barcelona - El Prat Airport is a major airline hub, the second busiest airport in Spain. It is located south-west of the city of Barcelona, between the city limits of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and Sant Boi. Find out more on the web.

El Prat airport is roughly a 20-minute drive from the Faculty of Chemistry. Taking a taxi would be the most comfortable option to reach the venue. But public transport is also a very convenient option to arrive and to move around the city thanks to the integrated fare system.

To come by train from the airport (departs every 30 minutes), take Line 1 of the local train service (RENFE Rodalies) to the mainline station “Barcelona Sants” (22 minutes), 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. The most suitable Tram stop is called "Palau Reial". Further information at Tram website.

Accommodation & Location

The meeting will be hosted by the Faculty of Chemistry (Aula Magna - Enric Cassassas room, ground floor), University of Barcelona (Av. Diagonal 645, 08028 Barcelona).

See Map


No special accommodation has been agreed by the workshop organization, but there are several hotels and student residences available close to the venue.

You can use Hotels Combined as a search 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 of HPC Knowledge Meeting'15 is limited to 250 but Slurm'15 and BeeGFS'15 are limited to 50. Acceptance will be made on a first come first serve basis.

  Speaker Academic Industry
early late early late early late
HPCKP'15 50€ 50€ 100€ 150€ 200€ 300€
Slurm'15 100€ 100€ 200€ 300€ 400€ 600€
BeeGFS'15     100€ 150€ 200€ 300€
HPCKP'15 + Slurm'15 150€ 150€ 200€ 300€ 400€ 600€
HPCKP'15 + BeeGFS'15     150€ 225€ 300€ 450€
HPCKP'15+Slurm'15+BeeGFS'15     250€ 375€ 500€ 750€

Listed prices don't include VAT (21% IVA).


Sponsorship Opportunities

We encourage to take part in sponsorship of the HPC Knowledge Meeting’15 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.

Schedule HPC Knowledge Meeting'15

3 Feb 2015
Opening Session
09:15h Jordi Blasco (HPCNow!)
Coffee Break
11:30h Anthony Scemama (CNRS/Universite de Toulouse)
14:00h Harald Servat & Judit Gimenez (BSC)
15:00h Leonardo Bautista Gomez (Argonne National Laboratory)
Round Table
16:00 Moderators: Jordi Blasco & David Tur (HPCNow!)
Wrap Up
17:00h David Tur (HPCNow!)
4 Feb 2015
09:00h Tryggvi Lárusson (GreenQloud)
Coffee Break
10:30h Jordi Blasco (HPCNow!)
11:00h Carlos Blanco (Santander Meterology Group)
11:30h Iñigo Aldazabal Mensa (CSIC-UPV/EHU)
12:00h Iñigo Aldazabal Mensa (CSIC-UPV/EHU)
Wrap Up
17:00h Jordi Blasco (HPCNow!)