ISC High Performance 2015

Nages Sieslack
I received this announcement from  Nages Sieslack, an executive with ISC conference organizers. In 2012 I interviewed the founder of ISC, Dr. Hans Meuer a legend and a pleasure to have a conversation with. He is remembered as the father of European supercomputing

He passed away in January 2014. His life long achievement, the International Super-computing Conference will continue to thrive, as we read below.

ISC 2015 Program to Offer Greater Diversity

Frankfurt, Germany, November 6, 2014 – Celebrating their 30th conference anniversary, the organizers of ISC High Performance are pleased to announce that the 2015 technical content will be strikingly broad in subject matter, differentiated and timely.

Over 2,600 attendees will gather in Frankfurt, from July 12 – 16, to discuss their organizational needs and the industry’s challenges, as well as learn about the latest research, products and solutions. The conference will be supported by a comprehensive exhibition, hosting over 160 vendors and international research organizations covering all areas of HPC.

Topics for the technical content have been selected under the direction of the ISC 2015 Program Chair, Prof Dr. Arndt Bode, along with a dedicated team of 39 experts serving as the conference’s steering committee. These individuals bring their own research interests and areas of focus into the program, thus opening up the 2015 invited talks to a range of unique topics and speakers. ISC High Performance is the only yearly international HPC forum that introduces over 300 hand-picked speakers to their attendees.

The full program details will be available when the registration opens next March. For the time being, here are the 2015 focus topics:

  • Future Design Concepts of HPC Systems
  • Highly Scalable Operating Systems (including runtime systems)
  • From Big Data to Smart Data
  • Life Sciences: The Next Challenge for HPC
  • HPC Cloud Services in the Financial Sector
  • Highlights from Europe’s Horizon 2020 ICT
  • HPC Trends in the Chip Market
  • HPC in the Public Health Sector
  • Chip and Node Interconnects
  • Human Brain Research Worldwide
  • Global Exascale Status Report
  • Top 10 Exascale Research Topics
  • Memory Systems for HPC and Big Data
  • Quantum Computing
  • HPC in Latin America
ISC Website

The names of the steering committee members as well as the other committees are now listed on ISC High Performance’s brand new website. Please visit it regularly as the organizers will continue updating the site with new information.

It is also worth mentioning here that Prof. Yutong Lu of NUDT (National University of Defense Technology, China) will be serving as the co-chair of the HPC in Asia Session. She will be the first female scientist to lead the program committee, along with its chair, Prof. Dr. Taisuke Boku. This session is dedicated specifically to the development and deployment of high performance computing in Asia and Australia.

ISC Calls

Various calls are now open to scientists, researchers and engineers. Please visit the program page for the description and submission guidelines. The organizers would like to emphasize that it is the active involvement of the HPC community members through the research paper, poster and BoF sessions, as well as tutorials and the newly introduced workshops that will allow them to provide a diversified research program in 2015.

In addition, the conference will also offer a comprehensive industry program for users interested in commercial HPC applications. Details will be available later.

Special Deals

If you already know for sure that you will be attending the next ISC High Performance conference, it is not too early to plan your trip. The organizers will be cooperating with Star Alliance™ as the exclusive official airline network for the event, Deutsche Bahn, and the Marriott Hotel in Frankfurt, to offer the attendees discounted travel and hotel rates. All information is currently available on the website’s Travel & Stay section.

About ISC High Performance

Moving into its 30th year, ISC High Performance is the world’s oldest and Europe’s most important conference and networking event for the HPC community. It offers a strong five-day technical program focusing on HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields, as well as its adoption in commercial environments.

Over 300 hand-picked expert speakers and 160 exhibitors, consisting of leading research centers and vendors, will greet attendees at ISC High Performance. A number of events complement the technical program including Tutorials, the TOP500 Announcement, Research Paper Sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Sessions, the Research Poster Session, Exhibitor Forums, and Workshops.

ISC High Performance is open to engineers, IT specialists, systems developers, vendors, end users, scientists, researchers, students and other members of the HPC global community. The exhibition attracts decision-makers from automotive, defense, aeronautical, gas & oil, banking and other industries, as well as analysts, solution providers, data storage suppliers, distributors, hardware manufacturers, software providers, the media, scientists, and academicians. By attending, they will to learn firsthand about new products and applications, in addition to the latest technological advances in the HPC industry.

Check out the ISC High Performance trailer today!

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Nages Sieslack (Ms)

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