Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2014


HPCBIOS: Getting Your Software, Users & Documentation in Sync

Definition of Common Environment for HPC Platforms and Beyond

HPCBIOS is concerned with the ability of users to handle tasks across computational platforms (HPC, Grids, Clouds) uniformly and painlessly, as much as technically feasible.

The aim of this work is to present ongoing efforts and concepts tried in centers located in the EU & US, trying to streamline the user experience in scientific computing, as well as, probe the interest of the community for current needs and future work.

Points to be considered include:

  • Aspects of computational infrastructures that puzzle or delay scientific users
  • Common Applications or Tools that are needed and, categories thereof
  • Logical organization of software environments, modules technologies and status
  • Common Failure Modes which may be encountered/avoided on scientific platforms
  • Which software code helps in the above topics and where/how to contribute to it
  • Feedback by the audience, current challenges


Fotis Georgatos