International COVID-19 HPC Knowledge Exchange

A forum for researchers to present their computational work on COVID-19

Key Points
Meetings to discuss COVID-19 research using high performance computing
Contact Information
Co-director XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Service (ECSS)

To create awareness for the research that has been facilitated by the dedication of HPC resources to COVID-19 research, and to accelerate progress collectively, we have formed the International COVID-19 HPC Knowledge Exchange. This group is organized and facilitated jointly by XSEDE and PRACE as an extension of their existing collaborative arrangements in order to promote and further international collaboration among researchers engaged in COVID-19 research supported by the COVID-19 HPC Consortium and the EU PRACE COVID-19 Initiative.

We hold a monthly webinar series where researchers come and share their results and build collaborations with others around the world. Below are recordings of our previous webinars. 

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September 10, 2020

International COVID-19 HPC Knowledge Exchange Webinar

Presenter(s): Eve Wurtele (Iowa State University) Rommie Amaro (University of California, San Diego) Vangelis Daskalakis (Cyprus University of Technology) Sandro Bottaro (University of Copenhagen)

Dr. Eve Wurtele tells us about her team's work on "The Role of Ancestry in COVID-19 Infection". Dr. Rommie Amaro presents on her team's work "SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein, Structure and Pre-fusion Processing". Dr. Vangelis Daskalakis presents his team's work on "The Dynamics of Mutated SARS-CoV-2 Proteins at All Atom Resolution". And finally, Dr. Sandro Bottaro presents his lab's work on "COVID-RNA".


August 13, 2020

International COVID-19 HPC Knowledge Exchange Webinar

Presenter(s): Victor Padilla-Sanchez (Catholic University of America) Theresa Deisher (AVM Biotechnology) Giulia Palerma (University of California Riverside)

Drs. Victor Padilla-Sanchez and Theresa Deisher present their work on the "Binding of ICAM3 D1 to SARS-CoV-2 RBD", and Dr. Giulia Palermo comes to tell us about her team's work on "Aiding the SARS-CoV-2 Detection Through Emerging CRISPR-Cas Genome-Editing Systems".


July 16, 2020

July 16 2020 International COVID-19 HPC Knowledge Exchange Webinar

Presenter(s): Florence D. Hudson (Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University) Vittorio Limongelli (University of Naples) Jonathan Foox (Weill Cornell Medicine)

Dir. Florence Hudson comes to speak about the data available in and how our researchers could use the "COVID Information Commons". Dr. Vittorio Limongelli presents his team's work on "REDAC: REpositioned Drugs Against COVID-19". And Dr. Jonathan Foox presents his team's latest work "Shotgun Transcriptome and Isothermal Profiling of SARS-CoV2 Infection Reveals Unique Host Responses, Viral Diversification, and Drug Interactions".


July 2, 2020

JULY 2, 2020 International COVID-19 HPC Knowledge Exchange Webinar

Presenter(s): Mahmoud Moradi (University of Arkansas) Thierry Poinsot (CERFACS) Soumya Lipsa Rath (Institute of National Technology Warangal) Theresa Deisher (AVM Biotechnology)

Dr. Mahmoud Mordadi presents his team's work on "Differential Activation Behavior of SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 Spike Proteins. Dr. Thierry Poinsot discusses his team's work on "VIRUS-CONTROL: high fidelity simulation of airborne virus propagation". Dr. Soumya Lipsa Rath speaks to us about her team's work "Dependence of structure and dynamics of novel SARS-CoV-2 on Temperature and Humidity". And Dr. Theresa Deisher talks about her company's work on "Mobilizing Supercharged Natural Killer T Cells".


June 18, 2020

International COVID-19 HPC Knowledge Exchange

Presenter(s): Gurjot Kaur (Shoolini University) Thomas E. Cheatham III (University of Utah) Afshin Beheshti (NASA) G. André Cisneros (University of North Texas) Som Dutta (Utah State University)

Dr. Gurjot Kaur presents her team's work on the "Assessment of phytochemicals present in Indian indigenous plants through in silico methods for COVID-19 targeting and treatment. Dr. Thomas Cheatham III presents his team's work on "Virtual design workflow for novel COVID-19 main protease (peptidic) inhibitors. Dr. Afshin Beheshti gave a report on the COVID-19 International Research Team (COV-IRT) and how to get involved in the efforts. Dr. G. André Cisneros presents his team's work on "Using Polarizable MD and QM/MM for MPro and RDRP Inhibitors". And finally, Dr. Som Dutta presents his team's work on "Dynamics and Mitigation of SARS-CoV-2 Laden Droplet Clouds in the Hospital Environment".