EMiT 2016: Introduction

EMiT 2016 was hosted by the Mont-Blanc project and held at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June 2016.

Abstracts, presentations, EMiT2016 Conference Proceedings and daily video postcards are all now available from the programme web pages including those from our renowned international keynote speakers:

Emerging Technology: Revolutionising Computing!

Computational hardware is changing rapidly. Two decades ago, all we needed to know was the speed of upcoming hardware, not its form or the state of its software frameworks. This is no longer true with new and novel highly parallel computing architectures being unveiled continuously. This forces important questions about re-coding and future proofing existing scientific software.  Emerging Technology describes this continual change of hardware and algorithms.

Unique aims and scope

The EMiT (EMerging Technology) conference series brings together experts from all areas of computing to examine how to best take advantage of the changing landscape of computer hardware and overcome research barriers for fields such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational mechanics, life sciences, and financial modelling.  Building on the successes of EMiT 2014 and EMiT 2015, EMiT 2016 aims to continue to provide a platform for the cutting edge in computing technologies as well as broaden its international reach.


  1. to identify latest trends in hardware development for novel computing;
  2. to share how best to exploit Emerging Tech for application;
  3. to focus on new techniques, their development and transfer to new areas.


With device-independent compilers and high-level languages, to low power and energy efficient computing being applied to ever changing hardware and numerical algorithms for industrial and academic use, EMiT brings all they key organisations and developers together.

We invite you to join us to what promises to be an exciting conference!