PRACEdays14 Award Winners Over 200 scientific and industrial participants attended the PRACEdays14 Scientific and Industrial Conference and its satellite events in Barcelona, which included an open session of the Partnership for Advanced Comouting in Europe (PRACE) User Forum, and a Workshop on Exascale and PRACE Prototypes.

Highlights of the conference, which was hosted by PRACE and supported by the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre from May 20 to 22, 2014, were keynote speeches by well-known academic scientists and industrial researchers from the US and Europe, as well as by high-level representatives from the European Commission and from industry. A full parallel stream was dedicated to presentations from SMEs who have already benefited from the PRACE SHAPE programme (

The final panel on 22 May brought together the keynote speakers for a discussion on Economic and scientific impact of collaboration between science and industry. The full programme can be found here:

The PRACEdays14 Award for Best Scientific Presentation went to Teodoro Laino of IBM Research – Zurich, Rüschlikon, Switzerland for his presentation entitled Shedding Light On Lithium/Air Batteries Using Millions of Threads On the BG/Q Supercomputer.

The PRACEdays14 Award for Best Industrial Presentation was presented to Mathis Bode of RWTH Aachen University, Germany for his presentation entitled High fidelity multiphase simulations studying primary breakup.

Last but not least, the PRACEdays14 Award for Best Poster was given to Kannan Masilamani of University Siegen, Germany for his poster entitled Simulating and Electrodialysis Desalination Process with HPC.

PRACEdays15 will be held from 26 to 28 May 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. More information will be published on: