French-Korean Conference: Empowering the NextGen High-Performance Computing through scientific and industry collaborations

In bringing together leading HPC players from both Korea and France’s industry and scientific communities, this conference is a milestone in the relationship between the two countries. Supported by the Embassy of France in Korea and Business France , this gathering of HPC, AI and Quantum worldwide experts will demonstrate how Korea can accelerate its Exascale journey by leveraging Atos’ outstanding HPC leadership in Europe while fostering scientific and industry collaborations.

In particular, it will focus on:

  • The next-generation hybrid computing architecture that will boost HPC global system efficiency and availability at scale by embedding best-of-breed processing units with AI-augmented software suites and mechanism
  • Resource sharing solution and platform across multi-data centers to run the HPC workload anywhere with federated data management
  • Getting ready for quantum accelerated HPC
  • Application optimization with adapted training and knowledge transfer programs


June 23rd, 2022
4pm to 6.30pm (KST)

Residency of the French Ambassador to Korea


Rhoda M Dinesen
Marketing and Communications Manager, Atos


3:45 PM (KST)


4:00 PM (KST)

Welcoming Speech

His Excellency the Ambassador of France to the Republic of Korea, Philippe Lefort

4:10 PM (KST)

Keynotes speech

  • Mr Laurent Crouzet, Head of Department, Digital Services and Infrastructures, French Ministry of Higher Education and Research
  • Mr Sang Kyun Cha, Dean of Seoul National University Graduate School of Data Science
  • Mrs Cecile Vigoroux, Head of International Relations, National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology

4:50 PM (KST)

Roundtable: How to Accelerate Journey Towards The Exascale moderated by Ida Daussy, professor at the Department of French Language & Culture of Sookmyung Women’s University. She received a presidential citation in 2005 by the South Korean government.

  • Mr Cedric Bourrasset, Global Head of High-Performance AI Computing, Atos
  • Mr Andreas Heinrich, Director Institute for Basic Science Centre for Quantum Nanoscience
  • Mr Sang-san Lee, Handong University Professor (Head of AI Convergence Education)
  • Mr Sik Lee, Head of Supercomputing Centre, KISTI
  • Mr Louis Priaux, Tech Deputy Representative in Asia, CEA Tech Asia Office

5:30 PM (KST)


Concluding remarks – An European Approach to High Performance Computing, Mr Cedric Bourrasset, Global Head of High-Performance AI Computing, Atos

4:50 PM (KST)

Networking & Cocktails

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