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Users meeting
16 Sep 2021
The 15th USERS CONFERENCE brings together supercomputing users to share knowledge and experience in the use of HPC.

The Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) organises the Annual RES Users Conference to inform about RES news and to provide information of interest about access to its resources and about the European HPC ecosystem. This event is a meeting place for all users, support technicians, the access committee and the users committee. The duration of the conference will be 2 days, starting on Thursday 16 September, with plenary sessions and technical and scientific conferences by leading supercomputing specialists. The second day, Friday 17th September, will continue with sessions focused on scientific and technical topics within the HPC world and will end with an awards ceremony for the most relevant contribution in the HPC area.

PROGRAM & ABSTRACTS BOOK, you can download the document here.

3rd EDITION OF RES AWARDS (call closed!): Once again, the RES Award for the best scientific article using RES resources will be announced. More information on the call can be found at the following link. Users can submit their proposal while resgistering for the conference.

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Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19, the 15th RES Users Conference will be a virtual event.

We look forward to welcoming you in person at the next edition.


Thursday, 16 September 2021

14:30 Registration


José I Doncel, Ministerio Ciencia e Innovación

Sergi Girona, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS)

José Luis González, Cénits-COMPUTAEX


RES Presentation & updates. Sergi Girona, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS)


Keynote lecture:The European Genome-phenome Archive. Why and how we keep human genomic data safe and visible at the same time. Teresa d'Altri, European Genome-Phenome Archive, Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG)


RES Outstanding Paper Award 2020. The Quest for Room-Temperature Superconductivity Guided by First-Principles Calculations. Ion Errea, Materials Physics Center,  Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (EHU)

16:40h ANNOUNCEMENT of the winner of the RES Outstanding Paper Award 2021.


RES Users Commitee (CURES): presentation and activity report. Miguel A. Aloy, Universidad de Valencia


Sponsor Talk. Leading the new era of HPC. Simón Viñals Larruga, Business Development Manager Spain & Portugal, AMD




 Structural analysis by cryo EM of SARS Cov-2 spike. Laura del Caño, J. Mª Carazo, CNB-CSIC


QM/MM computational studies of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2: towards the design of new inhibitors. Vincent Moliner, Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Castellón


Impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns upon air pollution at the European level. Oriol Jorba, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS)


Early perturbation of the Ab42 conformational landscape by novel curcumin azobioisosteres, Tiziana Ginex, CIB-CSIC

18:40 Revealing the key factors of direct activation mechanism of AMPK based on isoform dependent complex. Carolina Estarellas, Universidad de Barcelona

 Three-dimensional models of magnetorotational core-collapse supernovae, Martin C Obergaulinger, Universitat de Valencia (UV)


SOCIAL ACTIVITY: Guided virtual tour of the medieval old town of Cáceres (link)

Friday, 17 September 2021

8:45 Registration - Welcome 2nd day
9:00 Sponsor Talk. DNN workload on large scale parallel environment. Kohta Nakashima, Senior Director of Fujitsu ICT Labs

Technical keynote: Quantum Computation from zeto. Josep Ignasi Latorre, Universitat de Barcelona (UB)


The noisy intermediate-scale quantum computing era. Alba Cervera Lierta, University of Toronto


Investigating the practical complexity of quantum computations, Juanjo García-Ripoll, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)


HPC simulations of hybrid quantum algorithms. Artur Garcia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, BSC-CNS

11:00 Sponsor Talk: The Road to Exascale. Adriano Galano, Head of HPC and Artificial Intelligence for Southern Europe, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)



Sponsor Talk: When portability and reproducibility also meets performance. Jordi Blasco, CTO, HPCNow!


Numerical modeling of double-polarity subduction, Mireia Peral Millán, Group of Dynamics of the Lithosphere, Geociències Barcelona (Geo3Bcn-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain.


Database generation for 2.5D borehole resistivity measurements using refined isogeometric analysis. Ali Hashemian, BCAM – Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao


Study of how the eccentricity factor of elliptical nozzle affects the primary atomization using Direct Numerical Simulation, Lucas A. González Montero, Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)


Simulations of defects and nucleobases adsorption in 2D materials by DFT-based calculations. Blanca Biel, Universidad de Granada (UGR)

13:10 Magnetism, topology and optics of novel 2D materials. Alejandro Molina Sánchez, Universidad de Valencia (UV)
15:00 Homogeneous nucleation of NaCl in supersaturated solutions. Cintia Pulido, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
15:20 The role of light on the contemporary composition of the genetic material: are other alternative building blocks viable? Inés Corral, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)
15:40 In silico study of Li6PS5Cl Argyrodite electrolyte degradation at contact with bare and coated metallic Li anode. Andrey Golov, CIC Energigune
16:00 Predicting the structure and oxidation state of complex materials under reaction conditions. Jon Quinlivan, Albert Bruix, Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional (IQTCUB), Universitat de Barcelona
16:20 Bats as bioindicators in the North-East Iberian Peninsula (Catalonia). Adrià López Baucells, Museu de Granollers
16:40 Sponsor Talk: How metrics make the difference in HPC system design. Solal Amouyal, HPC Group Manager, HUAWEI Tel-Aviv Research Center, Israel

Closing Ceremony.

José I Doncel, Ministerio Ciencia e Innovación

Sergi Girona, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS)

José Luis González, Cénits-COMPUTAEX


Resgistration for the 15th USERS CONFERENCE is now OPEN. You can register at the following link.

Contact: dissemination@res.es


(Click on the poster to download)



Previous editions of the RES USER CONFERENCE:

  • Cáceres (online), 2020
  • Zaragoza, 2019
  • Valencia, 2018
  • Santiago de Compostela, 2017
  • León, 2016

Further information

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