In this newsletter:

Request access to Abacus 2.0 for the period November 2016 – February 2017
Did you notice? We have a new website!
Call of interest for National eScience Pilot Projects is still open
Guy Schurgers from KU will talk about his climate research on Abacus 2.0 at the second National Supercomputing Day
Come and hear about research and industrial applications of HPC on Abacus 2.0 at the DeIC Conference
Training Calendars
ISC 2017 conference

Call for Access
SDU now invites to send in requests for access to Abacus 2.0 for the next four-month window.
Opening date: September 1, 2016 at 12.00 (noon)
Closing date: October 1, 2016 at 12.00 (noon)
Time frame: November 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017

Researchers from all universities in Denmark can request access to HPC processing power on Abacus 2.0 for research projects with a strong emphasis on high-performance large-scale computing. Access to the facility is not free.

For researchers the rates per July 1, 2016 are:

•Slim: 1,90 DKK / node hour (~ 0,08 DKK / CPU core hour)
•Fat: 2,30 DKK / node hour (~0,10 DKK / CPU core hour)
•GPU: 2,65 DKK / node hour (~0,11 DKK / CPU core hour)

All our nodes have 24 CPU cores, i.e., if you want the rate per CPU core, you should divide all prices by 24.

Access to Abacus 2.0 will be given to individual researchers or research groups via a Principal Investigator (PI).

Proposers for any kind of allocation schemes must hold at least the position of postdoc within their institution. PhD students cannot apply on their own, but must instead do so in consultation with, and under the auspices of, their supervisor.

Request access here.

Call of interest for National eScience Pilot Projects
Researchers at Danish universities may submit a call of interest for a project to become a DeIC National eScience Pilot Project at DeIC National HPC Centre, SDU.

A national eScience pilot project is granted up to eight hours of technical support and 1.000 compute node hours.

For applications please see here.

Did you notice? We have a new website!
We have moved to a new website. Please find us at

Please take time to check out our new website and get familiar with it.

We are looking for people who want to share their experience of doing research and applications in HPC on Abacus 2.0. If you are interested please contact the HPC coordinator, Wendy Engelberts.

It is possible to visit Abacus 2.0. If you are interested please let us know by filling in a form on our website.

DeIC Conference 2016
Come and hear some of the research and industrial applications of high-performance computing on Abacus 2.0, Computerome and on the HPC facility for the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

When: October 4-5, 2016
Where: Hotel Comwell Kolding
See the programme and sign up here.

Second National Supercomputing Day – Scientific applications of High Performance Computing
One of the speakers is Guy Schurgers, associate professor at the Department og Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at the University of Copenhagen. He will discuss the application of supercomputing in climate research and show some of his own results from his work done on Abacus 2.0.

When: Monday, November 7, 2016 at 9 AM – 4 PM
Where: DTU, Lyngby – Main building 101, meeting room 1
See the programme and register here before November 1.

Training Calendars
The DeIC eScience competence center offers an overview of eScience training courses offered in Denmark and abroad.

The Nordic e-Infrastructure Cooperation has a NeIC training Calendar, which includes both NeIC training and stakeholder training wich NeIC either participates in or simply wants to advertise.

This month a new NeIC project will be launched called the CodeRefinery Project. The goal of this project is to establish a software development e-infrastructure coupled with necessary technical expertise and extensive training activities in order to address the growing needs of computational communities. Follow the project on and!

ISC 2017 conference
Submissions are now open for the ISC 2017 conference Research Paper Sessions, which aim to provide first-class opportunities for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present research that will shape the future of high performance computing. Submissions will be accepted through December 2, 2016.

The Research Paper Sessions will be held from Monday, June 19, through Wednesday, June 21, 2017. ISC High Performance (ISC 2017) will once again be held at Forum Messe Frankfurt.

All accepted research papers will be published in the Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series : For the camera-ready version, authors are automatically granted one extra page to incorporate reviewer comments. The publication is free of charge and the published papers can be downloaded from Springer’s website for a limited time after the conference. The proceedings are indexed in the ISI Web of Science, EI Engineering Index, ACM Digital Library, dblp, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and Zentralblatt MATH.

Submitted research papers will be reviewed by the ISC 2017 Research Papers Committee, which is headed by Dr. Pavan Balaji of Argonne National Laboratory, with Prof. Dr. David Keyes from KAUST acting as Deputy Chair and Dr. Julian Kunkel from Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum as Proceedings Chair and Dr. Rio Yokota of Tokyo Institute of Technology as Proceedings Deputy Chair.


The ISC organizers along with the German Gauss Center for Supercomputing will again sponsor the Research Paper Sessions with two awards for outstanding research papers. The Hans Meuer Award and the GAUSS Award details are available at

Areas of Interest

The Research Papers Committee encourages submission of high-quality papers reporting original work in theoretical, experimental and industrial R&D in these four areas:

Architectures & Networks

• Future design concepts of HPC systems
• Multicore/manycore systems
• Heterogeneous systems
• Network technology
• Domain-specific architectures
• Memory technologies
• Trends in HPC processors
• Exascale computing

Data, Storage & Visualization

• From big data to smart data
• Memory systems for HPC & big data
• File systems & tape libraries
• Data-intensive applications
• Databases
• Visual analytics
• In-situ analytics

Applications & Algorithms

• Scalability on future architectures
• Performance evaluation & tuning
• Innovative domain-specific algorithms
• Workflow management
• Data analysis & visualization
• Coupled simulations
• Industrial simulations

Programming Models & Systems Software

• The art of parallel programming
• Tools and libraries for performance and productivity
• Application of methods
• Batch job management
• Monitoring & administration tools
• Production efficiency
• Energy efficiency

Note: Submissions on other innovative aspects of high performance computing are also welcome. Submitters will be asked to pick a primary and a second track for their submission.

Please refer to for full submission guidelines.

Nages Sieslack
Phone +49-621-180686-16

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