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Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2019


All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Full papers describing new results obtained from large scale computations in any domain of science, engineering or comutational humanities (e.g. those based on graphs or networks), new computer processors and architectures, interconnects and networks, quantum computing, AI, big data, neuromorphic computing, omics- of all kinds, and all topics which push boundaries of our understanding, and;
  • Progress reports describing ongoing work on break-through projects related to any of the topics of the conference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit paper electronically in PDF format. Submitted papers will be subjected to a peer review and carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. The official language of the conference is English.

For conference paper submissions we ask the authors to follow the author guidelines that have been set by Supercomputing Frontiers & Innovations Journal. Please see the note below on journal publication.

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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 2020 virtual edition brought together over 1100 registrations from more than 60 countries. Over three days of the conference almost 50 papers were presented. Recorded keynote and invited lectures of the 2020 virtual edition can be viewed here.

Journal publication

All authors of accepted papers from the conference will be invited by the SCFE2021 program committee to submit and publish their paper (after further independent review) in a special issue of the international journal of Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations.

Please refer to the author guidelines that have been set by Supercomputing Frontiers & Innovations Journal.

The Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations journal has published a total of 31 papers which were presented at Supercomputing Frontiers conferences. Here are the details.

Vol 2, No 3 (2015)

Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations Vol 2, No 3 was a special issue dedicated to the International Conference “Supercomputing Frontiers 2015”. Invited editors were Marek Michalewicz and Yuefan Deng.

Foreword to the Special Issue
Marek Michalewicz, Yuefan Deng

Data Exploration at the Exascale
Hank Childs

InfiniCloud: Leveraging the Global InfiniCortex Fabric and OpenStack Cloud for Borderless High Performance Computing of Genomic Data
Kenneth Hon Kim Ban, Jakub Chrzeszczyk, Andrew Howard, Dongyang Li, Tin Wee Tan

Performance Assessment of InfiniBand HPC Cloud Instances on Intel Haswell and Intel Sandy Bridge Architectures
Jonathan Low, Jakub Chrzeszczyk, Andrew Howard, Andrzej Chrzeszczyk

The L-CSC cluster: Optimizing power efficiency to become the greenest supercomputer in the world in the Green500 list of November 2014
David Rohr, Gvozden Neskovic, Volker Lindenstruth

An Autonomic Performance Environment for Exascale
Kevin A. Huck, Allan Porterfield, Nick Chaimov, Hartmut Kaiser, Allen D. Malony, Thomas Sterling, Rob Fowler

Visualization for Exascale: Portable Performance is Critical
Kenneth Moreland, Matthew Larsen, Hank Childs

A Case for Embedded FPGA-based SoCs in Energy-Efficient Acceleration of Graph Problems
Nachiket Kapre, Pradeep Moorthy

Vol 2, No 4 (2015)

Live Programming in Scientific Simulation
Ben Swift, Andrew Sorensen, Henry Gardner, Peter Davis, Viktor K. Decyk

Creating interconnect topologies by algorithmic edge removal: MOD and SMOD graphs
Marek T. Michalewicz, Łukasz P. Orłowski, Yuefan Deng

Vol 3, No 2 (2016)

A Dynamic Congestion Management System for InfiniBand Networks
Fabrice Mizero, Malathi Veeraraghavan, Qian Liu, Robert D. Russell, John M. Dennis

Many-Core Approaches to Combinatorial Problems: case of the Langford Problem
Michaël Krajecki, Julien Loiseau, François Alin, Christophe Jaillet

A Radical Approach to Computation with Real Numbers
John L. Gustafson

InfiniCloud 2.0: distributing High Performance Computing across continents.
Jakub Chrzeszczyk, Andrew Howard, Andrzej Chrzeszczyk, Ben Swift, Peter Davis, Jonathan Low, Tin Wee Tan, Kenneth Ban

Making Large-Scale Systems Observable – Another Inescapable Step Towards Exascale
Dmitry A. Nikitenko, Sergey A. Zhumatiy, Pavel A. Shvets

Vol 4, No 2 (2017)

Using High Performance Computing to Create and Freely Distribute the South Asian Genomic Database, Necessary for Precision Medicine in this Population
Asmi H. Shah, Jonathan D. Picker, Saumya S. Jamuar

An Application of GPU Acceleration in CFD Simulation for Insect Flight
Yang Yao, Khoon-Seng Yeo

Simultac Fonton: A Fine-Grain Architecture for Extreme Performance beyond Moore’s Law
Maciej Brodowicz, Thomas Sterling

The Simultaneous Transmit And Receive (STAR) Message Protocol
Earle Jennings

Core Module Optimizing PDE Sparse Matrix Models With HPCG Example
Earle Jennings

Beating Floating Point at its Own Game: Posit Arithmetic
John L. Gustafson, Isaac T. Yonemoto

InfiniCortex – From Proof-of-concept to Production
Gabriel Noaje, Alan Davis, Jonathan Low, Seng Lim, Geok Lian Tan, Łukasz Orłowski, Dominic Chien, Sing-Wu Liou, Tin Wee Tan, Yves Poppe, Kenneth Ban Hon Kim, Andrew Howard, David Southwell, Jason Gunthorpe, Marek Michalewicz

Vol 5, No 2 (2018)

High Performance Computing with Coarse Grained Model of Biological Macromolecules
Emilia Agnieszka Lubecka, Adam Kazimierz Sieradzan, Cezary Czaplewski, Paweł Krupa, Adam Liwo

Numerical Simulations of Black Hole Accretion Flows
Agnieszka Janiuk, Konstantinos Sapountzis, Jeremy Mortier, Ireneusz Janiuk

Vol 5, No 3 (2018)

Continuum Computing – on a New Performance Trajectory beyond Exascale
Maciej Brodowicz, Thomas Sterling, Matthew Anderson

Vol.6 No 2 (2019)

Investigating the Dirac Operator Evaluation with FPGAs
Grzegorz Korcyl, Piotr Korcyl

Development of a RISC-V-Conform Fused Multiply-Add Floating-Point Unit
Felix Kaiser, Stefan Kosnac, Ulrich Brüning

Fully Implicit Time Stepping Can Be Efficient on Parallel Computers
Brandon Cloutier, Benson K. Muite, Matteo Parsani

Performance Limits Study of Stencil Codes on Modern GPGPUs
Ilya S. Pershin, Vadim D. Levchenko, Anastasia Y. Perepelkina

Vol 7, No 2 (2020)

Long Distance Geographically Distributed InfiniBand Based Computing
Karol Niedzielewski, Marcin Semeniuk, Jarosław Skomiał, Jerzy Proficz, Piotr Sumioka, Bartosz Pliszka, Marek Michalewicz

Potential of I/O Aware Workflows in Climate and Weather
Julian M. Kunkel, Luciana R. Pedro


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, ingeneous 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.

Tentatively, the main topics at this edition will be:

  • 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;
  • Omics 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.

The programs of past editions provide accurate description of the range of topics relevant to this conference.

Program Committee

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

George Beckett

University of Edinburgh, UK

Maciej Brodowicz

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

Grzegorz Gruszczynski

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

John L. Gustafson

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Wojciech Hellwing

Center for Theoretical Physics PAS, Poland

Torsten Hoefler

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Eliu Huerta

University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Daniel S. Katz

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Scott Klasky

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Kimmo Koski

CSC Management Group, Finland

Tomasz Kosciolek

University of California, USA

Julian Kunkel

University of Reading, UK

James Lin

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Jay Lofstead

Sandia National Laboratories

Ronald Luijten

Datamot, Switzerland

Allen D. Malony

University of Oregon, USA

Madhav Marathe

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, USA

Richard Murphy

Micron Technology, Inc., USA

Bruno Michel

IBM Zurich Reseach Laboratory, Switzerland

Jaroslaw Nabrzyski

University of Notre Dame, USA

Ziogas Alexandros Nikolaos

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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

Organizing Committee

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

Damian Wicik

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

Cezary Redzik

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


All questions about submissions should be emailed to Alicja Pucyk,