ScicomP 17 Call for Abstracts

Announcing the 17th annual meeting of ScicomP
the IBM HPC Scientific Computing User Group


The Summer 2011 Meeting of SPXXL

May 9 to 13, 2011

Hosted by
Institut du développement et des ressources
en informatique Scientifique

Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

Meeting web site:


IMPORTANT DATES:   (SPXXL attendees please also refer to the SPXXL web site)

  • Feb 23, 2011            – Early registration opens
  • April 4, 2011            – Abstract submission deadline 
  • April 11, 2011           – ScicomP author notification
  • May 3, 2011              – Early registration rate ends
  • May 10-13, 2011        – ScicomP tutorial(s) and meeting



We seek original presentations by HPC application and software developers about recent discoveries, experiences, and lessons learned on IBM HPC products.  Speakers will be chosen based on 1-page abstracts submitted to the ScicomP17 website (URL: by the deadline above.


ScicomP meetings target computational scientists and engineers interested in achieving maximum performance and scalability on all IBM HPC platforms, including the POWER, Blade, BlueGene, and Cell platforms.  Presentations will be given by both HPC users and IBM staff.  The focus of user presentations is on real world experiences in porting, tuning, and running codes on large-scale IBM systems.  Topics may include (but are not limited to) code migration, scalable algorithms, hybrid programming models, exploiting system architectures, and scheduling and execution frameworks.  IBM staff presentation topics include hardware and software road maps for large systems; application development support software tools; performance programming, measurement, analysis, and tuning techniques.


The ScicomP meeting will be co-located with SPXXL.  SPXXL is an organization with systems-oriented interests in large-scale scientific technical computing on IBM hardware.  Information about the SPXXL meeting will be available on the private SPXXL web site.


Created in 1993, IDRIS (Institute for Development and Resources in Intensive Scientific computing) is CNRS’s national supercomputing center.  Together with a second national supercomputing center – CINES at Montpellier, funded by the Universities Ministry – IDRIS integrates the high end national supercomputing infrastructures which provide CNRS and Universities research laboratories the ultimate high performance computing resources and services they may need. IDRIS is both a national server for very high performance computing, and a center of excellence in information technologies applied to computational science.

The ScicomP Officers

Raymond Loy, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
Thomas Soddemann, Fraunhofer Institute for Scientific Computing and Algorithms
Bernd Mohr, Jülich Supercomputing Centre