Author: Carlos Falconi, ASCS
The 8th regular general meeting of asc(s took place in Leinfelden-Echterdingen on 12th May 2016. The Managing Director Alexander F. Walser reported a positive premium increase of 22% and briefed network members and invited guests on project activities of asc(s during 2015. The Scientific Project Manager Carlos J. Falconi D. presented ExaFLOW to the audience. He gave an overview of all technical objectives to be accomplished during the project period and informed of intermediate results. A discussion with members followed aiming at collecting feedback in regards exploitability of ExaFLOW results. The recently-elected board members of asc(s including Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Prof. e.h. Michael M. Resch from the High Performance Computing Center at the University of Stuttgart, Dr. Steffen Frik from Adam Opel AG, Jürgen Kohler from Daimler AG, Dr. Detlef Schneider from Altair Engineering GmbH and Nurcan Rasig, Sales Manager at Cray Computer Deutschland underlined the importance of transferring know-how and applying achieved project results to more industrial cases.
Moreover, the collaboration of ExaFLOW with the AINET Project (Expansion and Intensification of the Network Activities) of asc(s was initiated. AINET is funded by the Baden-Württemberg State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and aims at intensifying cluster activities via an increased involvement of members of asc(s in project activities and events. Another important objective of the AINET project is the support and promotion of young scientists and young engineers in the field of simulation and HPC in the coming years.
The recently-elected board will also tackle this strategic task. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Prof. e.h. Michael M. Resch from the High Performance Computing Center at the University of Stuttgart was elected to be the new CEO. It was also confirmed that candidates Dr. Steffen Frik from Adam Opel AG, Jürgen Kohler from Daimler AG and Dr. Detlef Schneider from Altair Engineering GmbH will serve a further two years in their respective roles. Nurcan Rasig, Sales Manager at Cray Computer Deutschland was elected to the board for the first time.