• HPC Knowledge Meeting'16

    We were pleased to host the 5th HPC Knowledge Meeting organized by HPCNow! and IQTC-UB.
    This is was meeting aimed to share expertise and strategies in High Performance Computing, High Performance Data Analysis and Clustering.
    It was held at the University of Barcelona, from 20th to 21st April, 2016.
  • 1
Sponsors Adamantium Sponsors Platinum







HPC Knowledge Meeting'16 Schedule

April 20th
9:30h Olli-Pekka Lehto (CSC)
Coffee Break
12:30h Miguel Terol (Lenovo)
14:00h Iñigo Aldazabal Mensa (CSIC-UPV/EHU)
14:30h David Carrera (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
15:30 Alan O Cais (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
6:10 Marc Sitges Puy & Enrique Gonzalez Garcia (Made of Genes)
April 21st
09:00h Angel Carreño & Alfred Gil (CRG)
Coffee Break
11:45h Georg Rath and Petar Forai (IMP/IMBA)
14:00h Alejandro Sanchez Graells (SchedMD)
14:45h Massimo Benini (CSCS)
Round Table
Wrap Up


Call for Presentation & Tutorial Proposals

High Performance Computing & Data Analytics 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, HPDA and Clustering. For this reason, we encourage you to submit presentations or tutorials related with these fields.

Proposal Submission

All submissions should be made electronically through the Easychair website.

All proposals must be submitted as a single pdf file by 8th April, 2016, 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) 8th Apr 2016
Confirm accepted presentations 10th Apr 2016
Online Registration deadline 18th Apr 2016
Presentations submission deadline (PDF or PPT) 18th Apr 2016

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 Barcelona Advanced Industry Park, Marie Curie, s/n, 08042 Barcelona (Spain).


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.

Please check the following links:


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

Number of participants of HPC Knowledge Meeting'16 is limited to 100. Acceptance will be made on a first come first serve basis.

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

Read more ...

Sponsorship Opportunities

We encourage to take part in sponsorship of the HPC Knowledge Meeting’16 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.

Read more ...