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Primeur weekly 2013-06-24

Special

Human Brain Project to seek support in neuromorphic computing and non-volatile memory approach ...

Deploying new and more energy-efficient combustion technologies with exascale power ...

Parallelism, hybrid architectures, fault tolerance and power major challenges for extreme computing ...

The Cloud

Dell launches secure and flexible Cloud solution for U.S. Governments ...

Eurotech launches new release of Everyware Cloud to simplify device management in the Internet of Things ...

Thermax Ltd chooses IBM PureSystems and SmartCloud over Cisco and Dell ...

Cloud computing user privacy in serious need of reform, scholars say ...

VTI brings Internet of Things (IOT) and Cloud computing to test and measurement ...

Desktop Grids

Seeking testers for BOINC on Android ...

SETIspirit Windows GUI for SETI@home released ...

Using IBM's crowdsourced supercomputer, Harvard rates solar energy potential of 2.3 million new compounds ...

EuroFlash

projectiondesign ships ProNet.precision, camera-assisted warp and blend software ...

Remote Cluster Administration offers a unique solution to the HPC skills gap ...

New Cluster Installation Further Strengthens Regional HPC Infrastructure ...

Altair Engineering announces 8th UK Altair Technology Conference;to be held at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire ...

GENOA, MCQ-Composites to join Altair Partner Alliance Composites line-up ...

Altair broadens relationship with Siemens PLM Software to enhance data exchange for its CAE software users ...

Neuroscience to benefit from hybrid supercomputer memory ...

ISC'13 caps 28th Conference with new attendance, awards and more ...

USFlash

CANARIE upgrades 100G research & education network with Ciena ...

Linguists, computer scientists use supercomputers to improve natural language processing ...

UC San Diego launches new research computing programme ...

Which qubit my dear? New method to distinguish between neighbouring quantum bits ...

Making memories: Practical quantum computing moves closer to reality ...

Intel introducing new Lustre solution during Lustre event, addressing new Lustre markets ...

NetApp unveils clustered data ONTAP innovations that pave the way for software-defined storage ...

HP expands Converged Storage portfolio ...

UC San Diego researchers get access to Open Science Grid ...

HP extends support for OpenVMS through year 2020 ...

IBM expands support for Linux on Power Systems servers ...

ISC'13 caps 28th Conference with new attendance, awards and more


24 Jun 2013 Leipzig - The 2013 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'13) concluded its 28th meeting last week drawing 2, 423 attendees as well as 153 high performance computing vendors and research organisations from around the world to the Leipzig Congress Center.

Since it was first held as a seminar with 81 participants in 1986, the conference has become Europe's largest and world's second most significant HPC event. This year the conference drew participants from 47 nations. The format of the conference programme has also evolved and this year's blend of industry and technical tracks, keynote talks, panel discussions and specialized presentations generated many compliments - not to mention large audiences, including international media interest. About 70 journalists, analysts, national and international broadcasting agencies covered HPC, as well as topics that interest the general public, such as the human brain research, TOP500 and HPC for the masses.

"Having 2,423 attendees at a new location was very gratifying", stated ISC Executive Director Martin Meuer. "It would have been even more rewarding if we could have met all attendee requirements. Unfortunately some elements, like the extreme warm weather and delay in travels into and out of Leipzig due to the recent flooding worked against us. We truly apologize for the inconveniences."

"We will see to it that the Congress Center Leipzig improves its air-conditioning within the conference centre and the exhibition hall in 2014", continued Martin Meuer. "And, hopefully the Berlin international airport will be ready in time for our attendees."

The opening of the new airport has been delayed to October 2013 due to an internal fiasco which only became public sometime last year, after the ISC organizers had finalized their move to Leipzig. In 2014, the travel to Leipzig will be more convenient since international travelers will be able to travel directly to Berlin from their home countries.

On a more positive note, it was exciting to see so many members of the HPC community in Asia make the trip to ISC'13. Over 260 attendees came from Asia and South Africa sent 35 attendees including six participants of the ISC'13 Student Cluster Challenge.

In fact, it was the group of students from South Africa who were the overall winners of the Student Cluster Competition. Eight teams of students competed to build and configure cluster computers, then run a series of applications to see which team could get the best performance. The three-day competition was sponsored by the HPC Advisory Council and Airbus. Here are the winners:

  • Best LINPACK: Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Fan Favourite: Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • Overall Winner: Centre for High Performance Computing, South Africa

Three teams reached over 8 teraflops during the LINPACK runs, which was a new Student Cluster Challenge record. Full information is available at the Student Cluster Challenge website.

High-quality images of the five day conference and exhibition are available for download at www.flickr.com/photos/64094857@N04/ .

ISC'14 will be held June 22-26, 2014 in Leipzig. For more information, you can visit www.isc14.org .
Source: ISC'13

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-06-24

Special

Human Brain Project to seek support in neuromorphic computing and non-volatile memory approach ...

Deploying new and more energy-efficient combustion technologies with exascale power ...

Parallelism, hybrid architectures, fault tolerance and power major challenges for extreme computing ...

The Cloud

Dell launches secure and flexible Cloud solution for U.S. Governments ...

Eurotech launches new release of Everyware Cloud to simplify device management in the Internet of Things ...

Thermax Ltd chooses IBM PureSystems and SmartCloud over Cisco and Dell ...

Cloud computing user privacy in serious need of reform, scholars say ...

VTI brings Internet of Things (IOT) and Cloud computing to test and measurement ...

Desktop Grids

Seeking testers for BOINC on Android ...

SETIspirit Windows GUI for SETI@home released ...

Using IBM's crowdsourced supercomputer, Harvard rates solar energy potential of 2.3 million new compounds ...

EuroFlash

projectiondesign ships ProNet.precision, camera-assisted warp and blend software ...

Remote Cluster Administration offers a unique solution to the HPC skills gap ...

New Cluster Installation Further Strengthens Regional HPC Infrastructure ...

Altair Engineering announces 8th UK Altair Technology Conference;to be held at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire ...

GENOA, MCQ-Composites to join Altair Partner Alliance Composites line-up ...

Altair broadens relationship with Siemens PLM Software to enhance data exchange for its CAE software users ...

Neuroscience to benefit from hybrid supercomputer memory ...

ISC'13 caps 28th Conference with new attendance, awards and more ...

USFlash

CANARIE upgrades 100G research & education network with Ciena ...

Linguists, computer scientists use supercomputers to improve natural language processing ...

UC San Diego launches new research computing programme ...

Which qubit my dear? New method to distinguish between neighbouring quantum bits ...

Making memories: Practical quantum computing moves closer to reality ...

Intel introducing new Lustre solution during Lustre event, addressing new Lustre markets ...

NetApp unveils clustered data ONTAP innovations that pave the way for software-defined storage ...

HP expands Converged Storage portfolio ...

UC San Diego researchers get access to Open Science Grid ...

HP extends support for OpenVMS through year 2020 ...

IBM expands support for Linux on Power Systems servers ...