Call for Abstracts

Announcing ScicomP 2013, the 19th Annual Meeting of
the IBM HPC Scientific Computing User Group
The Summer 2013 Meeting of SPXXL
May 27 to 31, 2013
Hosted by CSCS
The Swiss National Supercomputing CentreLocation
Hotel Cadro Panoramica
Cadro/Lugano, SwitzerlandMeeting web site:

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

  • Feb 27, 2013 – Early registration ends
  • Mar 15, 2013 – Abstract submission deadline
  • Mar 20, 2013 – Extended deadline for abstract submission
  •                         After this date, abstracts accepted on space-available basis
  • Mar 26, 2013 – ScicomP author notification
  • Mar 28, 2013 – Normal registration ends
  • Apr 15, 2013 – Hotel room block expires
  • Apr 26, 2013 – Late registration ends
  • May 27-31, 2013 – ScicomP tutorials 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 by the deadline above.  Please see for submission guidelines.


ScicomP is an open-membership Working Group of SPXXL. 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.


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 member web site.


Founded in 1991, CSCS, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, develops and promotes technical and scientific services for the Swiss research community in the fields of high-performance computing. CSCS enables world-class scientific research by pioneering, operating and supporting leading-edge supercomputing technologies. The centre collaborates with domestic and foreign researchers, and carries out its own research in scientific computing. Located in Lugano, in the southern, Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, CSCS is an autonomous unit of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich)

The ScicomP Officers

Raymond Loy, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
Thomas Soddemann, Fraunhofer Institute for Scientific Computing and Algorithms