The ISC High Performance conference will be held from June 19 to 23, offering a variety of programmes and activities that cater to individual needs and preference. The accompanying exhibition will display product demonstrations and research projects from 148 key vendors, research centers and universities in the HPC space.
The organizers would like to draw the attendees' attention to some particularly engaging sessions that will enrich their experience at this year's event.
The 31st ISC conference will be officially opened at 8:30 am on June 20, by conference general co-chairs, Martin Meuer and Thomas Meuer, followed by the announcement of the PRACE ISC and GAUSS Award winners. The actual awarding will take place in the afternoon, during the research paper session.
The new TOP500 list in its 47th edition will be announced during the opening ceremony, followed by the awarding of top system vendors and users. Project co-founder Erich Strohmaier will offer a presentation focusing on the highlights of the latest list.
The highlight of the first day will be the opening keynote delivered by Dr. Andrew Ng, chief scientist at Baidu. In his talk, titled "How HPC is Supercharging Machine Learning", Ng will discuss how "AI is transforming the entire world of technology and much of this progress is due to the ability of learning algorithms to spot patterns in larger and larger amounts of data". This talk will describe "the latest trends in AI in greater detail, and share how HPC researchers now and in the future will drive significant progress in AI".
Here is a list of some of the other not-to-be-missed highlights:
Finally, if you haven't done so yet, there is still time to register and save 200 euro off the full conference pass. The conference offers a very interesting five-day programme, kicking off with a day of tutorials, followed by three days of the main programme, and ending with a full-day of workshops.
The ISC Communications Team has put together an easy-to-browse guide , offering attendees quick reference to useful information, such as directions to the conference center and where and when to pick up their badges.