This event is invite-only.

The Joint Laboratory for Extreme-Scale Computing (JLESC) is an international, virtual organization whose goal is to enhance the ability of member organizations and investigators to make the bridge between petascale and extreme computing. The founding partners of the JLESC are INRIA and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois). Further members are Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC) and RIKEN AICS.

JLESC involves computer scientists, engineers and scientists from other disciplines as well as from industry, to ensure that the research facilitated by the Laboratory addresses science and engineering's most critical needs and takes advantage of the continuing evolution of computing technologies.

The workshop will take place at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications on the University of Illinois campus, and will gather top researchers in high-performance computing from INRIA, Illinois, NCSA, ANL, BSC, JSC, and RIKEN AICS to explore research problems related to post-petascale/exascale supercomputers and present early results of their joint work.


The JLESC workshop will present an exceptional program with papers accepted or submitted to top level conferences. A key objective of the workshop is to identify new research collaborations and establish a roadmap for their implementation.

The 7th JLESC workshop in will feature technical sessions on five main topics:

  • Application and Numerical libraries
  • Parallel Programming, runtime and tools
  • Resilience
  • Big Data, I/O and visualization
  • Cloud for HPC.

The workshop is open to Illinois, INRIA, NCSA, ANL, BSC, JSC, and RIKEN AICS faculties, researchers, engineers and students who want to learn more about post-petascale/exascale computing.

This will be the seventh edition of this workshop series:

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