European Exascale Applications Workshop

INTERTWinE is organising the next European Exascale Applications Workshop, in Edinburgh, UK, on Thursday 19th April (afternoon) and Friday 20th April 2018.

This European Exascale Applications Workshop takes place immediately after EASC 2018 - the Exascale Applications and Software Conference, and is located in an adjacent building to the conference, making it easy for delegates to attend both events.

The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, please email info [at] (subject: Exascale%20Applications%20Workshop%20registration) stating your name, organisation name and email address, and any dietary requirements. Light refreshments will be provided on both days, so to help us with our catering order, please let us know immediately if you have to cancel your registration.

Registration will close at 17:00 BST on Monday 9th April.

For practical information about travel and accommodation, please see the information at the end of this page.

Workshop Overview

Without knowing exactly what future High Performance Computing (HPC) architectures will look like, it is not easy to define the next-generation programming models to go with them. Nevertheless, this is a problem that we need to start tackling now, to ensure applications are ready to exploit the potential of Exascale computing.

During the applications workshop in Edinburgh on 19th and 20th April, we will stimulate a discussion about communication models and their use in applications. The aim is to increase the scalability of scientific and industrial codes to exascale for those applications that require it. The main audience of the workshop are the developers of relevant applications, representatives of European HPC projects, communication model developers and representatives from industry.

The workshop is part of a loose series of workshops, the first of which was organised by the EPiGRAM project in 2015. A further European Exascale Applications Workshop in Manchester was organised in October 2016 by the European HPC projects INTERTWinE, EPiGRAM, EXA2CT and AllSCALE. The White Paper based on the findings of that workshop can be found here.

The workshop will have 4 sessions:

  • Asynchronous execution (chair: Dr George Beckett, EPCC)
  • Interoperability (chair: Dr Mark Bull, EPCC)
  • Usage of libraries (chair: Dr Mirko Rahn, Fraunhofer ITWM)
  • Distributed tasks (chair: Dr Jakub Šístek, University of Manchester)

Full descriptions of each session and the proposed agenda can be found at


Attendees must register for this event. Registration is free.

To register, please email info [at] (subject: Exascale%20Applications%20Workshop%20registration)  stating your name, organisation name and email address, and any dietary requirements.

Coffees and light refreshments will be provided on both days. If you have to cancel your registration, please let us know, to help us with the catering order.

Registration will close at 17:00 BST on Monday 9th April.

Practical information


The workshop will be held in:

St Leonard's Hall - St Trinnean's Room
Pollock Halls
Holyrood Park Road
Edinburgh EH16 5AY

Click map below to go to Google Maps.


Pollock Halls is located approximately half an hour's walk south of the city centre.

A taxi from Edinburgh airport will cost approximately £25, while a taxi from Waverley train station will cost around £10.

The Airlink 100 airport express bus service runs between the airport and the city centre (Waverley Bridge) at least every 10 minutes during the day (every 15 minutes through the night), with tickets costing £4.50 single / £7.50 return. There is also a tram service, which runs every 7 minutes between 05:30 and 23:00, with tickets costing £5.50 single / £8.50 return.

The venue is very well served by bus, with Lothian Buses numbers 14, 30 and 33 stopping on Dalkeith Road (Royal Commonwealth Pool bus stop), very close to the entrance into Pollock Halls which is close to Masson House and Salisbury Green. Buses 14, 30 and 33 all stop at the first stop on North Bridge (stop NC on the route map), near the railway station, and buses 30 and 33 also stop on Princes Street (stop PH on the route map), also near the train station as well as the airport bus terminus on Waverley Bridge and the tram stop at St Andrew's Square. 

Bus number 2 also stops near Pollock Halls, but does not pass so close to the main transport hubs. There are also many more bus routes just one block over – take the number 5 to the East Newington Place stop, or the 3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37, 47, 49 one stop further to the Salisbury Place stop.

A single bus ticket costs £1.70 and the exact fare must be paid to the driver. Day tickets cost £4.


Two accommodation options are available on the Pollock Halls site:

Workshop attendees can obtain a 15% discount on the cost of bookings at Salisbury Green and Masson House. Quote promotion code EVENT when booking online with Edinburgh First at

There are also many hotels and B&Bs available in the area, within easy walking distance of the workshop location. The closest can be found on Dalkeith Road, Marchhall Crescent, Priestfield Road, Kilmaurs Road, Kilmaurs Terrace, Minto Street and Mayfield Gardens.

Further Information

For further information about the workshop, please contact us at: info [at] 

Last updated: 30 Jul 2018 at 10:14