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TERATEC 2017 Forum
The international meeting for Simulation and High Performance Computing
June 27 & 28, 2017 - Ecole Polytechnique

The TERATEC Forum is a major event in France and Europe that brings together the best international experts in HPC, Simulation and Big Data. It reaffirms the strategic importance of these technologies for developing industrial competitiveness and innovation capacity.

The TERATEC Forum welcomes more than 1 300 attendees, highlighting the technological and industrial dynamism of HPC and the essential role that France plays in this field. The participation and the testimony of senior industrial and ICT leaders, the diversity and the high level of the technical workshops, the representativeness of exhibitors and innovation offers displayed, are assets for all responsible concerned by simulation and high-performance computing.

On Tuesday, June 27, the plenary sessions gave a voice to users and suppliers of the technology, as well as perfectly illustrating the incredible diversity of applications and the advances being achieved.

Norbert Luetke-Entrup (Siemens) came to show how digital science is revolutionizing the core trades of one of the world leaders in the electrics industry. Alain de Rouvray (ESI-Group) explained how industrial manufacturers are moving on from immersive virtual engineering to hybrid twins to optimize product performance through the full lifecycle. Toshiyuki Shimizu (Fujitsu) presented the development strategy implemented by RIKEN and Fujitsu for computers offering even higher performance, low energy consumption, and combining compatibility, accessibility and user-friendliness. Jay D Humphrey (Yale University), Frank Garnier (Bayer) and Francois Andry (Philips Healthcare) demonstrated the technological advances made in HPC and Big Data for applications in the Life Sciences and Healthcare. Adeline Loison and Alassane Cisse (HLi Group) demonstrated how their customers can use Machine Learning to manage their strategy and take operational decisions. Khalil Rouhana (DG Connect) confirmed the desire of the European Commission to make Europe one of the world's three centers of excellence in HPC by 2020, and announced EC funding for an infrastructure facility with two exascale computers to be built by 2023. will focus on the technological challenges of Simulation and High Performance Computing and on the diversity of uses of HPC with the participation of representatives from the political, economic and academic worlds, and advanced international industrial users and leading technology suppliers. Read more >>>

The champions of Digital Simulation were recognized for the third year running at the Awards ceremony

STRAINS won the "Start-up" Award. The "SME" Award went to COSMOTECH. QUANTMETRY won the "Innovation" Award and the Digital Simulation Grand Prize. Last, the "Collaboration" Award was won by TRANSVALOR. Read more >>>

The range of subjects covered by the eight technical and applicative workshops held on Wednesday reflected the new sectors in which HPC, Simulation and Big Data are finding applications.

Run by recognized experts (from Arcelormittal, CEA, EDF, Noriap, Safran, Bull / Atos, Cray, Cosling, Cybeletech, HPE, IBM, Intel, Nvidia, Tellmeplus, CERFACS, Inria, IRISA, King’s College London, ONERA, UVSQ, etc) these workshops were based on presentations of real industrial applications and public-sector research, for example: in addition to presenting emerging technologies (Blockchain, Deep Learning), they covered such diverse applications as improving production and quality monitoring in agriculture, the impact on more personalized medicine by 2025, and the use of digital science to create new materials. Read more >>>>

On 27 and 28 June, 70 exhibitors, thirteen of which were here for the first time, reserved their news and previews for visitors to the Forum

Hardware and software technology designed for data processing, management, storage and sharing: supercomputers, software suites, artificial intelligence platforms, processors, digital simulation solutions, services for HPC and Big Data, Deep Learning tools, etc. There was also a great deal of talk about services, encompassing initial project studies, specifications for the hardware, software and human resources required to resolve digital simulation issues, and on-demand services.

There were also a number of themed areas organized to inform and promote research and SME

  • The European Research Café, sponsored by INRIA, has proposed a space dedicated to European research projects and initiatives in the fields of digital simulation, HPC and Big Data. Read more >>>

  • The DataPoC Area presented the ten SMEs selected to take on the ten digital challenges launched by Teratec in partnership with its sponsors: Airbus Safran Launchers, Alstom, Axereal, GE, Gemalto, Noriap, and Intel. The ten challenges focused on the fields of Big Data, smart objects, prototyping and 3D printing, multitude and user-centered approaches, covering applications in the following key sectors: Cities and urban systems, Agri-food industry, Manufacturing Industry and Security. Read more >>>>

  • The Collaborative Projects Area where the competitiveness clusters ADVANCITY, ASTECH, MEDICEN, SYSTEMATIC and VEGEPOLYS presented a selection of national R & D projects between industrialists, technology suppliers and major research centers. Read more >>>>

The 2017 Forum has been a huge success, with the leading innovators in R&D and industry coming to explain to over 1,300 attendees how Big Data, Simulation and HPC can enable them to embrace the great digital transition.

For any questions concerning the Teratec Forum, please contact :

Jean-Pascal JEGU
Tel : +33 (0)9 70 65 0210
Campus Teratec
2, rue de la Piquetterie

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