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HPSS User Forum 2012


HPSS User Forum 2012 will be organized by CEA (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives). It will take place in Paris (France) at Hotel Pullman Bercy, from Monday October 15th to Thursday October 18th, 2012.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together all people involved or interested in HPSS Software: HPSS development teams, sites that use HPSS or plan to use it in the future, vendors that provide hardware for HPSS storage systems.

About CEA


The CEA is the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives). It is a public body established in October 1945 by General de Gaulle. A leader in research, development and innovation, the CEA mission statement has two main objectives : To become the leading technological research organization in Europe and to ensure that the nuclear deterrent remains effective in the future
The CEA is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. In each of these fields, the CEA maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research.
In 2012, the total CEA workforce consisted of 15 867 employees and had a budget of 4,3 billion euros.
The CEA is based in ten research centers in France, each specializing in specific fields. The laboratories are located in the Paris region, the Rhône-Alpes, the Rhône valley, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Aquitaine, Central France and Burgundy. The CEA benefits from the strong regional identities of these laboratories and the partnerships forged with other research centers, local authorities and universities.

CEA site of Bruyères-le-Chatel (Paris Region)

The CEA scientific computing complex, located on the site at Bruyères-le-Châtel, is one of the most high-powered computing complexes in Europe with a peak computing power greater than 3 Petaflops in 2012. It is composed of the Tera computing center, dedicated to defence applications, the Research and Technology Computing Center (CCRT) open to partnerships with industry and the research community and the Curie supercomputer (2 Pflops) located in the TGCC.
A centre for skills and technological experimentation will be added to these operational computing centers and provide indispensable research and development expertise for mastering the complexity of these large computing infrastructures.
The computing complex thus created will be part of a broader dynamic, putting in place an “ecosystem” surrounding high-performance computing. This dynamic will be further enhanced by the inception, on the initiative of the CEA, of the Ter@tec structure which today brings together more than 50 partners from the industrial and academic environments.

Contact : huf2012@cea.fr

HUF 2012 is sponsored by :

IBM      Oracle       DDN       Bull