Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2019


This year, due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be conducted again as a virtual event with a new summer dates. The participants will be able to follow the full program of the conference remotely from any place worldwide with internet access. We are happy to announced that the registration fee has been lifted to allow the widest participation.

The conference will take place between 19-23 July 2021.

Supercomputer Frontiers Europe 2021 will be the seventh edition of the annual conference which was held in Singapore in 2015-2017 and subsequently in 2018-2020 in Warsaw, Poland. The topics for SCFE21 will be: special architectures, storage class memory, hybrid cloud/HPC, smart systems, hybrid quantum computing and HPC, Omics and Systems Biology, convergence of HPC, AI and Big Data, Semantic and Graph methods and more… The program will include special streams featuring selected achievements in India and Africa. We strive to give an open space for the HPC com-munity to interact and discuss visionary ideas.

The SCFE 2021 paper submission is now open. Submission closing date is May 16, 2021.

Programme Chair

Marek T. Michalewicz

Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw, Poland

Committee Members

Jean- Thomas Acquaviva

Data Direct Networks Storage, France

Michael Bader

Technical University of Munich, Germany

Piotr Bala

Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw, Poland

Natalie Bates

Energy Efficient HPC Working Group, USA

Maciej Brodowicz

CREST, Indiana University, USA

Vladimir Brusic

University of Nottingham, China

Michael Bussman

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

Choong-Seock Chang

Princeton University, USA

Maciej Cytowski

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Australia

Bronis de Supinski

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Ewa Deelman

University of Southern California, USA

Vassil Dimitrov

University of Calgary, Canada

Jack Dongarra

University of Tennessee, USA

Nicola Ferrier

Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Grzegorz Gruszczynski

Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw, Poland

John L. Gustafson

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Michal Hermanowicz

Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw, Poland

Wojciech Hellwing

Center for Theoretical Physics PAS, Poland

Torsten Hoefler

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Eliu Huerta Escudero

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Daniel S. Katz

University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Scott Klasky

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Kimmo Koski

CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd., Finland

Tomasz Kosciolek

University of California, USA

Julian Kunkel

University of Reading, UK

James Lin

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Gerald Lofstead

Sandia National Laboratories

Ronald Luijten

Data Motion Architecture & Services GmbH, Switzerland

Allen D. Malony

University of Oregon, USA

Madhav Marathe

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, USA

Bruno Michel

IBM Zurich Reseach Laboratory, Switzerland

Richard Murphy

Gem State Informatics, Inc., USA

Jaroslaw Nabrzyski

University of Notre Dame, USA

Manish Parashar

University of Utah, USA

Ivo F. Sbalzarini

TU Dresden & Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

Sven-Bodo Scholz

Heriot- Watt University, UK

Rick Stevens

Argonne National Laboratory & The University of Chicago, USA

Vladimir Voevodin

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Roman Wyrzykowski

Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

Alexandros Nikolaos Ziogas

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

General Chair

Marek T. Michalewicz

Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw, Poland


Michał Hermanowicz

Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw, Poland

Alicja Pucyk

Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw, Poland

Cezary Redzik

Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw, Poland

From Singapore to Warsaw- the history of SUPERCOMPUTING FRONTIERS

SCFE is a platform for the thought leaders from both academia and industry to interact and discuss the visionary ideas, the most important global trends and substantial innovations in supercomputing. Each year we focus on somewhat different topics, but we always focus on ideas that are most innovative, most ingenious and have potential to change the course of supercomputing. We also highlight research domains that might present the greatest potential of becoming the leading applications of supercomputers in the future.

The previous conferences showcased a successful scientific program with outstanding speakers including James K. Gimzewski (University of California), Rob Knight (University of California), Ziogas Aleksandros Nikolaos (ETH Zurich), Leon Chua (Memristor), Rupak Biswas (NASA), Paul Messina (Exascale), Whitfield Diffie (Cryptography), Dimitri Kusnezov (Personalised medicine and exascale computing), Karlhienz Meier (Neuromorphic computing), Gordon Bell (History of G. Bell Prizes), Alessandro Curioni (Cognitive Computing), Thom H. Dunning (Supercomputing), Haohuan Fu (TaihuLight), John Gustafson (Unums and Posits), Baroness Susan Greenfield (Consciousness and Computers), Thomas Sterling (Simultac Fonton), Srinivas Aluru, Horst Simon, Bronis de Supinski, Jack Dongarra, Satoshi Matsuoka, Al Gara, Rick Stevens, Robert Harrison and Scott A. Klasky.

Selected papers from earlier editions of the conference were published in special issues of Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations
• Vol 2, No 3 (2015),
• Vol 3, No 2 (2016),
• Vol 4, No 2 (2017),
• Vol 5, No 2 and 3 (2018),
• Vol.6 No 2 (2019)
• Vol. 7 No 2 (2020).

Some of the topic points during Supercomputing Frontiers 2020 were:
• Supercomputing applications in domains of critical impact in economic and human terms, and especially those requiring computing resources approaching Exascale;
• Computing at the Edge with an emphasis on high bandwidth networking, distributed workflows, and streaming data;
• Convergence of HPC, AI, Big Data, Semantic and Graph methods ;
• Hybrid HPC – Quantum Computing;
• HPC cloud and contenerisation;
• Heterogeneous computer fabrics for processors, memory systems, and interconnection networks and their associated programming environments (languages, compilers, libraries, and runtime systems)
• New processor architectures, optical interconnects, associative memories, interconnect topologies and routing, and interplay of interconnect topologies with algorithmic communication patterns;
• Connectomics, Genomics, – omics of all kinds and Systems Biology;
• Brain simulations, Neuromorphic computing, Connectome;
• Knowledge Graphs, graph computations, topology, space filling curves; and
• Any other topic that pushes the boundaries of computational science and supercomputing to exascale and beyond.

Please follow the links below if you wish to explore the programme of previous Supercomputing Frontiers conferences:
Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020
Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2019
Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2018
Supercomputing Frontiers Singapore 2017
Supercomputing Frontiers Singapore 2016
Supercomputing Frontiers Singapore 2015


Established by a resolution of the Senate of the University of Warsaw dated 29 June 1993, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM), University of Warsaw, is one of the top HPC centers in Poland.

ICM is engaged in serving the needs of a large community of computational researchers in Poland through provision of HPC and grid resources, storage, networking and expertise. ICM is involved in interdisciplinary scientific research based on mathematical modeling, computer simulations and modeling, multi-scale and large-scale calculations, and teaching in the above areas.

ICM researchers study problems related to civil aviation (collaboration with ICAO), modeling of social processes and most currently researching zoonoses diseases like SARS-CoV-2 and working on ICM Epidemiological Model for the COVID-19 epidemic in Poland – all based on exclusive access to specific Big Data resources. ICM is involved in securing access for Polish scientists to the entire body of scientific literature, including over 8,000 journal titles and hundreds of thousands scientific books, by maintaining the Virtual Library of Science, including the entire content and the rights to text mining.

Since 1997, numerical weather prediction is the one of main activities of ICM. The numerical weather forecast for Central Europe has over 200 million visitors every year, making it one of the most popular weather services in Poland.

ICM’s Laboratory of Visual Analysis has been successfully developing and using in-house visualisation software (VisNow) for over 20 years. Their expertise covers scientific visualisation, visual analysis, computer assisted medical diagnosis and other competence areas.

ICM manages two data centers in Warsaw. The ICM Technology Center (CTICM) in Białołęka commissioned in 2016 has approx. 10,000 m2 of technical space with two world-class supercomputers: Petaflop Cray XC-40 (Okeanos) for traditional intensive numerical calculations, and the Huawei cluster (Enigma) for large data analytics (Hadoop, Spark) and cloud computing. The CT-ICM server room also has data storage equipment for more than 20 PetaBytes of data in a variety of file systems: high performance Lustre to object storage. The newly refurbished lecture hall for an audience of 70 participants has unique visualization equipment with 16 monitors and software that allows for displaying of huge datasets, remote collaboration and transmission of lectures or images from around the world.

In the domain of Big Data, High Performance Computing (HPC) and cloud services, ICM supports approximately 1,000 users from all over Poland using our supercomputers and computing, network and storage infrastructure. ICM currently employs 110 staff.

ICM networking team has participated in a number of cutting edge networking solutions, both for high throughput and low latency requirements. Recently, ICM engineers have established a production 100Gbps connection over 12,375 4 miles CAE-1 (Collaboration Asia Europe-1) line between Warsaw and Singapore.

Paper submission deadline
May 16, 2021