A global effort to bring together public computing centers
for the advancement of science and research

About IASC

The International Association of Supercomputing Centers (IASC) is a new association for public supercomputing centres offering public, private, and academic access to advanced computing resources that support regional advancement of knowledge and economic development.

Founded by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Science and Technology Council (STFC) Hartree Centre, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), the IASC has three strategic goals:

  • To examine and communicate best practices for centre management,
  • To study and suggest solutions for common challenges, and
  • To foster communication and collaboration among centres, collaborators, and users.

The IASC was officially launched at ISC22. Check out the HPCWire article.

Interactive Online Workshops 2023 - 2024

Join us for a series of online sessions to work out ideas how IASC can best serve HPC centers worldwide.
Please come prepared with your thoughts, ideas and suggestions in the following areas:

  • Combining expertise to solve grand challenges
  • Enabling best practices in supercomputing centers
  • Finding efficiencies in operational processes
  • Identifying gaps in knowledge sharing and provision for the international HPC community
  • Developing skills in the international talent pool in highly specialized or niche areas

Upcoming Sessions

20:00 - 21:00 CET | Wed 07 Feb 2024
08:00 - 09:00 CET | Thur 08 Feb 2024

* CET = Central European Time 

A zoom link will be sent to registered participants.

We're Just Getting Started. Join Us.

We are representatives from computing centers worldwide- from national flagship facilities to regional computing providers - interested in merging knowledge and know-how for better operations, management and strategic planning. Some topics of interest, among many, include workforce development, NetZero policies, emerging/next-gen technologies and evolving user needs. Join us and share your own insight.

For more information, contact at helloworld@supercomputingcenters.org or join us via IASC Newsletter.