NEWS - 20th PROSPECT Meeting in Barcelona, 27th March 2014
The next PROSPECT Meeting will take place on 27th March in Barcelona. It will be the 20th event of this kind and it will be hosted by Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC, www.bsc.es).
This is the Agenda of the meeting (together with the details of the dinner on 26th March) and these are the Directions to its location. If you are interested in attending the Meeting (and the dinner), please contact Marcin Ostasz at the BSC (marcin.ostasz at bsc.es).
The idea of a consortium for the "Promotion of Supercomputing Partnerships for European Competitiveness and Technology" - in short "PROSPECT" - started with a Memorandum of Understanding signed by 12 European Parties involved in High Performance Computing at October, 24th 2007. The initial members were European Supercomputing Centers - namely the Jülich Research Center, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the Leibniz Supercomputing Center -, a few university chairs, and several companies offering hardware or software for High Performance Computing. The purpose of the consortium, as stated in the Memorandum of Understanding, has been the following:
After working together for one year the next milestone was the foundation of "PROSPECT e.V." (e.V. is German for "registered association"). The Prospect association has been founded on December, 15th 2008 in Garching, Germany. The purpose of the association is the furtherance of science and research in the field of supercomputing and technologies associated therewith. The association will realize its purpose in particular by holding scientific presentations and supporting research projects. Its aim is to foster the creation of a European Technology Platform (ETP) for HPC. The association's organs are the General Meeting - a meeting of all Prospect members at least once a year - the Executive Committee, and the Auditors.