I had the honor to spend the last two weeks of July at Mendoza (Argentina) invited by Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. The reason was that the VI Latin American Symposium on High Performance Computing (HPCLatAm 2013) was taking place.
My job at Mendoza was double:
- The first week I taught at the HPC school associated to HPCLatAm. My course was the first on HPC in the cloud ever in Argentina. “HPC in the cloud” featured an article on this where you can get all the details on the course.
- The second week I gave a keynote talk on how, since the end of 2009, we have been providing HPC in the cloud solutions for critical applications pertaining to the exploration of planet Mars area. I also provided recent results from the latest application we are working on.
The event has been a total success and collaborations with some Argentinian academic institutions are on the way!