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Guix-HPC an effort to optimize [GNU Guix](https://gnu.org/s/guix) for
_reproducible scientific workflows in high-performance computing_ (HPC).
Our [introductory article](/guix-hpc-debut.html) explains how we got
started and gives an overview of what we want to achieve.  We will
regularly publish articles on this Web site highlighting specific
features or achievements.  Stay tuned!

Guix-HPC is a joint software development project currently involving
three research institutes: [Inria](https://www.inria.fr/en),
the
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[Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)](https://www.mdc-berlin.de/),
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and the [Utrecht Bioinformatics Center (UBC)](https://ubc.uu.nl/).
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# Talks & Papers

The following talks and papers cover our motivation for Guix-HPC:

  - [_Reproducible and user-controlled software management in HPC with GNU Guix_](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH6wCL6GeOQ&list=PLir-OOQiOhXZX_2zmUJz0fx8RLALi3tkK&index=26) ([PDF](https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/guix-bosc-20170724.pdf)),
    [BOSC](https://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2017_Schedule), July 2017
  - [_Optimized and Reproducible HPC Deployment_](https://archive.fosdem.org/2017/schedule/event/hpc_deployment_guix/),
	[FOSDEM](https://fosdem.org/2017),
	Feb. 2017
  - [_Reproducible and User-Controlled Software Environments in HPC with Guix_](https://hal.inria.fr/hal-01161771/en)
    ([slides](https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/guix-reppar-20150825.pdf)),
	paper presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Reproducibility
	in Parallel Computing ([RepPar](http://www.reppar.org/2015/)),
	Aug. 2015

# Join us!

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If you are using Guix in an HPC context at your workplace, or if you
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would like to find ways to address your own HPC use cases, or if you are
an HPC vendor interested in improving the software deployment experience
for your users, please consider joining us!  Email us at
`guix-hpc@gnu.org`.