The IBM HPC Systems Scientific Computing User Group

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The IBM HPC Systems Scientific Computing User Group, ScicomP, is an international organization of scientific/technical users of IBM systems. ScicomP brings together computational scientists and engineers interested in achieving maximum performance and scalability on all IBM HPC platforms, including Blue Gene, POWER, Cell, Blade, and hybrid architectures. At yearly meetings presentations are given by HPC users, HPC center staff, and IBM staff with a focus on sharing real-world experiences porting, tuning, and running codes on IBM supercomputers.

ScicomP is a user-supported, not-for-profit organization. ScicomP invites participation from anyone who uses or supports a large IBM system for performing scientific calcuations. ScicomP is an open-membership Working Group of SPXXL and meetings are co-located with SPXXL, the members-only user group for sites with large IBM systems. SPXXL membership is not required for ScicomP participation.

Raymond Loy
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
(rloy at


ScicomP meetings are held once a year, in the spring or summer. Every other meeting is held outside the USA. Sites will be chosen by the members, at least a year in advance, and earlier if possible. Additional informal meetings, such as Birds-of-a-Feather sessions at other conferences, may also be scheduled.