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Primeur weekly 2017-05-29

Focus

GEDE urges e-IRG to raise their voice in discussion about service-oriented support for research infrastructures and Persistent Identifiers ...

Computational microscopy needs big supercomputers to study secrets of self-organising cell membranes ...

Quantum computing

Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC High Performance sets course for 2018 Conference ...

OpenAIRE organises survey on the Horizon 2020 template for Data Management Plans ...

Omani NREN connects to NetherLight via a 1 Gbit/s link ...

Middleware

OpenMP ARB appoints Duncan Poole of NVIDIA and Kathryn O'Brien of IBM to its Board of Directors ...

Hardware

OCF to deliver new 600 Teraflop HPC machine for University of Bristol ...

DDN technology delivers production-level performance for machine learning success at scale ...

DDN names industry visionary Eric Barton as CTO for software-defined storage ...

Hitachi to deliver new mainframe based on IBM z Systems in Japan ...

Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels ...

KIT's supercomputer is excellent in all respects ...

Shared e-Infrastructure saves energy ...

Applications

IBM and Rensselaer team to research chronic diseases with cognitive computing ...

Global Fog Computing Market 2017-2023: Growing demand for real time interaction ...

Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anesthetics ...

Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard ...

Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies ...

City model created from images alone ...

Optimizing power networks for tomorrow's smart cities ...

Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior ...

Compiling Big Data in a human-centric way ...

A new approach to forecasting solar flares? ...

The Cloud

AS ONE leverages Oracle Database Cloud to publish inventory data to 4,300 dealers in real time ...

Red Hat to acquire Codenvy, provider of agile and Cloud-native development tools ...

ISC High Performance sets course for 2018 Conference


16 May 2017 Frankfurt - The ISC Group, the organizer of ISC High Performance, has appointed Prof. Horst Simon of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, as the programme chairman for ISC 2018. This new appointment not only enriches the international nature of ISC, it also brings a unique perspective to the yearly conference. The 2018 conference will once again be held at Forum Messe Frankfurt, from June 24 to June 28, 2018.

As programme chair, Horst Simon will be working closely with the ISC programme team to define the ISC 2018 topics, whilst also leading the 2018 steering committee in an effort to further elevate the value of ISC High Performance for the high performance computing (HPC) community. He will be replacing the 2017 programme chair, Prof. Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee. The position of the annually rotating ISC programme chair was first created in 2015 to establish a continuous knowledge sharing process with HPC leaders who play a pivotal role in advancing the field of HPC.

Horst Simon is the Deputy Laboratory Director and Chief Research Officer of Berkeley Lab. He serves as management liaison to the University of California, the Department of Energy, and other public and private agencies and programmes to represent the laboratories programmes, accomplishments, and initiatives. Horst Simon has been with Berkeley Lab since 1996, having served previously as Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences, and Director of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). In his role as Deputy Director, Horst Simon has been instrumental in the creation of new concepts such as Cyclotron Road and CalCharge that support energy innovation and forge stronger connections between the national labs and industry.

Outside his executive role at Berkeley Lab, Horst Simon is an internationally recognized expert in the development of parallel computational methods for the solution of scientific problems of scale. His expertise and research interests are centered on algorithmic development for sparse matrix operations, large-scale eigenvalue problems, and domain decomposition methods. Horst Simon has been honoured twice with the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize - in 2009, for the development of innovative techniques that produce new levels of performance on a real application - in collaboration with IBM researchers - and in 1988, in recognition of superior effort in parallel processing research - with others from Cray and Boeing.

Within the HPC community, Horst Simon plays another significant role as the co-editor of the TOP500 project. His TOP500 colleagues rely on his knowledge and connections to verify the existence of systems that vendors claim to have installed and submitted for inclusion in the biannual TOP500 List.

"I have been attending ISC conference series since the early 1990s, and as supercomputing has grown in its importance in scientific and industrial applications, ISC has evolved from a meeting of a small group of technical experts into an international conference of wide geographical reach and deep scientific impact", remarked Horst Simon. "It is an honour to serve as the ISC 2018 Programme Chair, and I will strive to further strengthen the technical programme, broaden the community reach, and assure a welcoming and inclusive conference for a diverse group of participants."

The organizers are confident that next year's conference will once again emerge as Europe's most significant HPC forum, offering talks that encompass an array of unique topics and speakers. The organizers also look forward to announcing the 2018 focus topics and the appointment of various committee chairs within the next couple of weeks.
Source: ISC Group

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-05-29

Focus

GEDE urges e-IRG to raise their voice in discussion about service-oriented support for research infrastructures and Persistent Identifiers ...

Computational microscopy needs big supercomputers to study secrets of self-organising cell membranes ...

Quantum computing

Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC High Performance sets course for 2018 Conference ...

OpenAIRE organises survey on the Horizon 2020 template for Data Management Plans ...

Omani NREN connects to NetherLight via a 1 Gbit/s link ...

Middleware

OpenMP ARB appoints Duncan Poole of NVIDIA and Kathryn O'Brien of IBM to its Board of Directors ...

Hardware

OCF to deliver new 600 Teraflop HPC machine for University of Bristol ...

DDN technology delivers production-level performance for machine learning success at scale ...

DDN names industry visionary Eric Barton as CTO for software-defined storage ...

Hitachi to deliver new mainframe based on IBM z Systems in Japan ...

Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels ...

KIT's supercomputer is excellent in all respects ...

Shared e-Infrastructure saves energy ...

Applications

IBM and Rensselaer team to research chronic diseases with cognitive computing ...

Global Fog Computing Market 2017-2023: Growing demand for real time interaction ...

Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anesthetics ...

Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard ...

Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies ...

City model created from images alone ...

Optimizing power networks for tomorrow's smart cities ...

Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior ...

Compiling Big Data in a human-centric way ...

A new approach to forecasting solar flares? ...

The Cloud

AS ONE leverages Oracle Database Cloud to publish inventory data to 4,300 dealers in real time ...

Red Hat to acquire Codenvy, provider of agile and Cloud-native development tools ...