8-10 February 2017
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Europe/Berlin timezone

This is the programme of the user meeting. Times, topics and presenters are subject to change.


Wednesday February 8th 2017

  • [10:00] Keynote: "Containers in HPC with Singularity". Michael Bauer, University of Michigan (US)
  • [11:00] "EasyBuild: past, present & future". Kenneth Hoste, HPC-UGent (Belgium)
    • Update on recent developments + outlook into the (near) future
  • [12:00] Lunch break
  • [12:45] Tour of JSC's facilities
  • [1:30] "EasyBuild vs The World of Shiny New Things". Robert Schmidt, OHRI (Canada)
    • Talk on how EasyBuild relates to containers (Docker, Singularity, rkt, ...), Nix, Spack, conda, ...
  • [2:30] "EasyBuild: A New Hope". Damian Alvarez, JSC (Germany)
    • Update of EasyBuild at JSC, software management structure and recent improvements
  • [3:00] Coffee break
  • [3:20] Hackathon roundtable: Who works on what?
  • [4:00] Remote presentation: "Update on Lmod & XALT". Robert McLay, TACC (US)

Thursday February 9th 2017

  • [9:00] Tutorial: "Implementing easyblocks". Kenneth Hoste, HPC-UGent (Belgium)
  • [9:40] EasyBuild at NY UAD Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. Jillian Rowe.
  • [10:00] Coffee break
  • [10:20] EasyBuild at Francis Crick Institute. Adam Huffman
  • [10:40] EasyBuild at CSCS (also covers EB@Cray). Luca Marsella
  • [11:00] Hands-on: Hackathon
  • [12:00] Lunch break
  • [1:00] Remote presentation: "Combining CVMFS, Nix, Lmod, and EasyBuild at Compute Canada". Bart Oldeman, Compute Canada
  • [2:00] Hands-on: Hackathon
  • [3:00] Coffee break
  • [3:20] Hands-on: Hackathon

Friday February 10th 2017

  • [9:00] Hands-on: Hackathon
  • [10:00] Coffee break
  • [10:20] Hands-on: Hackathon
  • [12:00] Lunch break
  • [1:00] Hands-on: Hackathon
  • [3:00] Coffee break
  • [3:20] Hands-on: Hackathon