Workshop of Clouds, Cluster and High Performance Computing infrastructures

When:  26-27 April, 2012

Where: West University of Timisoara, Romania (Address: B-dul Vasile Parvan 4, Timisoara, Room 045C)


  • ensure a  better knowledge of the status of the e-Infrastructures usage in Romania as well as the identification of the national competences, interests and activities in HPC, Grid and Cloud.
  • facilitate the contact and communication between national e-Infrastructure providers and users
  • ensure a transfer of knowledge and good practices in e-Infrastructure management between the HOST strategic partners and the Romanian providers and users

Expected participants:

  • representatives of the HOST strategic partners
  • representatives from the national funding agencies in charge with e-Infrastructures projects,
  • national e-Infrastructure providers,
  • e-Infrastructure users


26 April 2012

08:30- 09:00 Registration
09:00-09:15 Welcome
  • Viorel Negru, Mircea Dragan (UVT, RO): Welcome from UVT
  • Dana Petcu (UVT, RO): Welcome from HOST
09:15-10:05 Session 1:

Research services based on e-infrastructures

10:05 – 10:20 Coffee break

10:20-12:00 Session 2:

Research activities based on e-infrastructures

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00-14:30 Session 3:

Project based activities and support for research (I)

14:30-14:45 Coffee break

14:45-16:15 Session 4:

Project based activities and support for research (II)

16:15-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:30 Session 5:

Intelligent services and e-infrastructure

18:00-20:00 Social event

27 April 2012

09:00-09:30 Session 6:

National support for research on e-infrastructures

  • Rolanda Predescu (ANCS, RO): National Research Programmes
9:30-11:00 Session 7:

End-user support and ICT research topics

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:45 Session 8

Using the facilities of HPC center from Timisoara

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch break

13:45-15:15 Session 9:

Training in using the facilities of an HPC center (hands-on)

  • Marian Neagul, Silviu Panica (UVT, RO) – Accessing the HPC facilities and programming style (InfraGRID and BlueGene/P)

15:15-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-17:00 Session 10:

User requirements vs. e-Infrastructure facilities

  • All participants – Round table
17:00 Closing


If you are interested to participate, please send an e-mail to Prof. Dana Petcu (petcu __ at __ info. uvt. ro) until April 23th.


Some event photos


Training videos