News

November 2022

Erhan Tezcan, our team member from Koç University, won the SBAC-PAD 2022 Best Paper Award with his Mixed and Multi-Precision SpMV work. Congrats Erhan!

October 2022

Didem Unat, the SparCity Coordinator, delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2nd European Girls’ Olympiad in Informatics (EGOI), hosted by TCSanayi and TÜBİTAK in Antalya! Let’s build a future that ensures girls have the same opportunities as boys.

On 14 October 14, we had our first meeting with the Advisory Board. It was a very efficient and successful session to reflect on the project’s overall status and discuss the main achievements accomplished so far.

Didem was selected for this year’s Bilim Kahramanları Derneği Young Scientist Award! Congratulations, Didem!

September 2022

On 19-20 September, the first EuroHPC19 Workshop was held in Madrid with members of the other 9 projects funded under our EuroHPC Joint Undertaking to seed and foster collaborations across Europe.

Between 1-3 September, team members of the different SparCity partners met – for the first time in person – in Istanbul to present and discuss the developed work in each work package. It was a very productive meeting with lively discussions!

July 2022

On 13th July, we had an administrative meeting to improve SparCity webpage and repository.

PIs and administrative staff met online on the 8th of July to discuss relevant aspects of the project ( in-person and review meetings, the collaboration meeting in Madrid, the structure of the Advisory Board and the next deliverables).

The consortium meets regularly. On the 1st of July, we had another technical meeting to discuss the latest advances in the project.

June 2022

A technical meeting was held on the 3rd of June to present WP updates.

May 2022

On 20th May, the remaining work package leaders (WP4, 5, 6 and 7) presented their progress.

April 2022

On the 29th of April, the SparCity consortium participated in the fourth technical meeting and work package leaders presented their progress (WP1, 2 and 3)

March 2022

Koç University was deemed worthy of the “Most Successful Institution Award” by TÜBİTAK within the scope of “Horizon 2020”, one of the largest innovation and research programs in the world. Congratulations, Didem!

We had our fourth administrative meeting, on the 4th of March, to prepare the deliverables to be submitted in the next few months.

January 2022

On 27th January, we had our third administrative meeting to prepare the deliverables to be submitted in the next few months.

November 2021

The third technical meeting was held on 5th November and Koç University, INESC-ID, Simula and Sabanci shared their ongoing work related to the SparCity project.

October 2021

On 26th October, we had our second administrative meeting to prepare the next deliverables, brainstorming about the SparCity framework, working group meetings and collaboration plan.

September 2021

Participation in the Euro-Par 2021 projects session: European Initiative Projects Towards Exascale Computing.

SparCity Coordinator, Dr. Didem Unat, is the 2021 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing award winner!
Read more here.

August 2021

IPU Onboarding Session.
Target: All potential users of the IPU system in the SparCity consortium.

Participation in the COLOC workshop, Euro-Par 2021.

July 2021

A technical meeting with e-Processor, one of the 10 EuroHPC granted under the same call, was held on 13th July to define the work packages of the collaboration plan.

June 2021

Participation in ISC High Performance 2021.

On 23rd June, the consortium gathered in a meeting to discuss the initial SparCity Innovation Plan, in which the methodology and the tools for tracking the maturation of the project’s innovations towards the exploitation phase were described.

May 2021

On 31st May, the second technical meeting was held to hear from GraphCore, Sabanci University and LMU.

On 26th May, we had our first administrative meeting to prepare non-technical deliverables (innovation, communication, collaboration, and data management plan).

The 10 EuroHPC granted under the same call were gathered to start cooperating to establish a collaboration plan and work together on 4th May.
The mini-workshop to introduce the projects was held on 25th May.

The first technical meeting joint PIs, students and administrative staff on 3rd May. Koç University, INESC-ID and Simula Research Laboratory AS presented the ongoing work related to the SparCity project.

April 2021

Project Press Release:
SparCity: the new collaborative project to create a supercomputing framework.

Launch of the SparCity Website and Social Media (Twitter and LinkedIn).

On 1st April the Kick-Off Meeting of SparCity project was held online with participants including PIs and staff administrative from the consortium.