June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: BoF 07: High Performance Communications for High Performance Computing
Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Room:   Hall 4
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:07:30 am - 11:00 am Welcome Coffee
Presenter:   Michele De Lorenzi, CSCS
  Nages Sieslack, Prometeus
  Jack Wells, ORNL
Abstract:   This Birds of a Feather session will bring together leaders from supercomputing centers, universities, industry, and associated fields (like science journalists and HPC solution providers) to discuss the challenges in communicating the value of supercomputing for society at large. We will analyze the range of topics that need to be communicated, identify their respective audiences, and discuss possible strategies and practices for achieving the highest impact. The BoF will focus mainly on a lively discussion in which attendees will be encouraged to share their ideas, experiences, and best practices. We will also focus on networking and community building.
The first BoF held at ISC13 has resulted in a community blog and an e-mail distribution list that support discussions within the HPC communications community. The BoF enables us, the communicators, to meet face-to-face to follow through our discussions initiated in virtual space. It also supports the growth of the community and our activities.