Forum on HPC in Swiss Industry

chaired by Michele De Lorenzi (CSCS), Nicholas Holway (Novartis International AG)
Thursday, 23 May 2013 from to (UTC)
at Novartis in Basel
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Description hpc-ch is a community linking all HPC service providers in Switzerland. In our four years of existence, we were able to create a vibrant community with a very intense knowledge transfer and a lot of interpersonal contacts. In the last months we were able to extend our community from academia to industry with representatives of the banking, pharmaceutical and engineering industries. To commemorate this important step, we would like to invite you to participate to the next forum of the hpc-ch community to be held on:

Thursday, May 23th, 2013 from 10:00 until 17:00, kindly hosted by Novartis in Basel.

The keynote presentation will be given by Novartis, and we will have the chance to visit the campus and learn about the "Lab of the Future"

This meeting will bring together all members of the hpc-ch community (academia and industry), giving a unique networking possibly and the chance to exchange best practices. We would like the talks to address the following points:
  • Overview of HPC activities in the different companies.
  • What are the (business) applications of HPC?
  • How are HPC services being provided?
  • What are the challenges about HPC in industry?
Participants Michele De Lorenzi; Nick Holway; Angelo Mangili
Go to day
  • Thursday, 23 May 2013
    • 09:45 - 10:15 Coffee and registration 30'
    • 10:15 - 10:30 Welcome and introduction 15'
      Speakers: Dr. Michele De Lorenzi (CSCS), Mr. Nicholas Holway (Novartis)
    • 10:30 - 11:15 Keynote presentation by Novartis 45'
    • 11:15 - 11:45 Presentation of the Swiss HPC Service Provider Community 30'
      + overview of HPC activities in Swiss academia
      Speakers: Dr. Michele De Lorenzi (CSCS), Mr. Christian Bolliger (University of Zurich)
    • 11:45 - 12:15 Application of HPC in Formula1 30'
      Speakers: Mr. Frank Albina (Sauber-Motorsport), Mr. Francesco Del Citto (Sauber-Motorsport)
    • 12:15 - 13:45 Lunch and networking
    • 13:45 - 14:15 HPC for Derivative Pricing @ Credit Suisse 30'
      Speaker: Mr. Georg Schneider (Credit Suisse)
    • 14:15 - 14:45 Train run forecast @ SBB 30'
      Speakers: Mr. Marc Hoffmann (SBB), Mr. Peter Kreuzer (SBB)
    • 14:45 - 15:15 Simulation activities at ABB 30'
      Speaker: Mr. Arthouros Iordanidis (ABB Switzerland)
    • 15:15 - 15:45 HPC from the cloud 30'
      Speaker: Mr. Steve Litster (Novartis)
    • 15:45 - 16:00 Coffee and tea break
    • 16:00 - 16:30 HPC enabling R&D at Philip Morris International 30'
      Speaker: Mr. Jim Geuther (Philip Morris International ITSC)
    • 16:30 - 16:55 Computer aided engineering at Hilti 25'
      Speaker: Mr. Reinhard Guserle (Hilti)
    • 16:55 - 17:00 Summary of the day and farewell 5'
      Speakers: Dr. Michele De Lorenzi (CSCS), Mr. Nick Holway (Novartis)