Philipp is a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Center HPC at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. With his PhD research focusing on performance and energy analysis and optimization of parallel programs, Philipp’s main research interests lie in high performance computing and parallel programming, including adjacent topics such as scientific computing, program optimization, runtime systems, or compiler research. During his PhD studies he visited the Jülich Supercomputing Centre and Queen’s University Belfast for several months, funded via the FWF Doctoral Programme Computational Interdisciplinary Modelling (DK CIM).


  • High Performance Computing
  • Scientific Computing
  • Parallel Software and Hardware Architectures


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2017

    University of Innsbruck

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2010

    University of Innsbruck


  • I’ll join ASHPC 2022 for an invited and a submitted talk on supercomputing proposals and our Cluster Coffer, respectively (March 2022)
  • We completed this semester’s Mentoring program (Bachelor) and Contemporary Topics course (Master), both new and very successful (February 2022)
  • I was invited by EuroCC Austria for a talk on practical experiences in writing large-scale supercomputing access proposals (January 2022)
  • I’m co-organizing IEEE eScience 2022, to be held in Salt Lake City, UT, USA (December 2021)
  • Our PRACE access proposal in theoretical chemistry was accepted, ~68 million GPU core hours on Piz Daint @ CSCS, Switzerland (October 2021)
  • Proud to have been part of the organizing committee of IEEE eScience 2021, which was a great success (September 2021)
  • Our journal paper on hardware raytracing and domain-specific compression was accepted in CCPE (September 2021)
  • I was invited by Flavio Vella of the University of Bolzano to give a training course on OpenMP for his Summer School 2021 in HPC and AI (June 2021)
  • Our Cluster Coffer paper was accepted for publication in JPDCs Special Issue on PDC and HPC Education (May 2021)



PRACE Access (2020-2023)


H2020 (2019-2022)


FFG (2018-2021)


EuroHPC (2021-2023)


H2020 (2015-2018)


DACH (2017-2021)

Recent & Upcoming Talks & Courses

The Cluster Coffer: Teaching HPC on the Road

Tips and tricks from the user perspective with PRACE/EuroHPC applications

VSC/PRACE OpenMP Training Course May 2022

Recent Publications

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User's needs influencing HPC technologies

Multi-GPU Room Response Simulation with Hardware Raytracing and Domain-specific Compression

Porting Real-World Applications to GPU Clusters: A Celerity and Cronos Case Study

Community Service


  • Member of the Curriculumskommission for Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics (MIP) @ UIBK (2019-2022)
  • Co-Organizer of the IEEE International Conference on eScience (2021-2022)
  • Co-Organizer of the PRACE Winter School 2021 - GPU Programming with CUDA (2021)
  • Co-Organizer of the Euregio HPCDSI School (2020)
  • Co-Organizer of the PRACE Winter School 2020 - GPU Programming with CUDA (2020)

Committee Member

  • PC member of CCGrid - Int. Symp. on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing (2017, 2019-2022)
  • PC member of eScience - Int. Conf. on eScience (2021)
  • Artifact evaluation committee member of CF - Int. Conf. on Computing Frontiers (2020)
  • PC member of PDP - Int. Conf. on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing (2015-2020)
  • PC member of eScience 2020 (cancelled due to Covid-19)
  • Poster Committee member of HPDC - Int. Symp. on High Performance Distributed Computing (2017)
  • PC member of FiCloud - Int. Conf. on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (2016)

Journal Reviewer

  • Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC)
  • Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
  • Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC)
  • Computing (Springer)
  • Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
  • Journal of Grid Computing
  • Journal of Cloud Computing

Conference Reviewer

  • IPDPS - Int. Parallel & Distributed Processing Symp. (2019-2020, 2022)
  • CCGrid - Int. Symp. on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing (2017, 2019-2021)
  • PDP - Int. Conf. on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing (2015-2020)
  • CF - Int. Conf. on Computing Frontiers (2018-2020)
  • Euro-Par - Int. European Conf. on Parallel and Distributed Computing (2013, 2016-2017, 2020)
  • PASA - Workshop on Parallel Systems and Algorithms (2018)
  • ANDARE - Workshop on AutotuniNg and aDaptivity AppRoaches for Energy efficient HPC Systems @ PACT (2017)
  • HPDC - Int. Symp. on High Performance Distributed Computing (2017-2018)
  • MCSoC - Int. Symp. on Embedded Multicore/Many-core Systems-on-Chip (2016)
  • FiCloud - Int. Conf. on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (2016)
  • ICPE - Int. Conf. on Performance Engineering (2016)
  • PACT - Int. Conf. on Parallel Computing Technologies (2015)
  • UCC - Int. Conf. on Utility and Cloud Computing (2014)
  • SBAC - PAD - Int. Symp. on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing (2014)
  • ICS - Int. Conf. on Supercomputing (2014)
  • IMPACT - Int. Workshop on Polyhedral Compilation Techniques (2014)
  • CLUSTER - Int. Conf. on Cluster Computing (2012)
  • SC - Int. Conf. for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (2011)
  • PARCO - Int. Conf. on Parallel Computing (2011)