The main activity of the SPEEDUP Society is the organization of an annual Workshop on high performance computing and related issues. The SPEEDUP workshops alternate in addressing a variety of sciences or research fields; molecular dynamics, environmental impacts, bioinformatics, and industrial applications are just some examples of the main topics. Although emphasis is put on applications requiring high-end resources, other types of compute- and data-intensive applications are certainly not excluded.
Speedup has been a forum for high performance computing in Switzerland since 1987. In March 1993, the Speedup Society was founded in Cadro (Ticino). The committee is elected by the general assembly of the members of the society which takes place at the workshop.
The society is guided by the SPEEDUP Committee which presently consists of the following persons: