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Primeur weekly 2016-06-13

Exascale supercomputing

Paul Messina discusses rewards, challenges for new exascale project ...

Quantum computing

Analogue quantum computation has been universally digitized using superconducting circuits ...

World-first pinpointing of atoms at work for quantum computers ...

Controlling quantum states atom by atom ...

Focus on Europe

Euro 2016: Computer predicts football results ...

HPC community gears up for ISC 2016 - record number of attendees expected ...

Middleware

Bright Computing partners with ProfitBricks to offer customers an elastic high performance computing solution ...

One Stop Systems introduces the GPUltima with Bright Computing's HPC Cluster Manager ...

BeeGFS Omni-Path certification: 12GB/s per server ...

Bright Computing unveils its plans for the International Supercomputing Expo ...

Mellanox paves the way to higher efficiency data centres with 25 Gb/s Ethernet ...

IBM invests to accelerate development and commercialization of disruptive technologies in Asia ...

Hardware

DVV data centre to host new magnitUDE supercomputer ...

CSIR's Centre for High Performance Computing unveils the fastest computer in Africa ...

PNNL appoints Liyuan Liang director of Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory ...

Forrester Research names Cray a strong performer in Big Data Hadoop Optimized Systems ...

PRACE to issue Newsletter 17 ...

Dell enables customers to maximize performance of enterprise applications and core business workloads with PowerEdge four-socket servers ...

Michigan State University celebrates arrival of new supercomputer ...

Applications

Materials project releases massive trove of battery and molecule data ...

NERSC fields its first Student Cluster Competition team ...

Simulating chemical evolution with Piz Daint ...

Skyrmions à la carte ...

The Cloud

IBM launches industry's first development environment for Apache Spark - delivered in the Cloud for rapid adoption ...

Leadtek looks to build on healthcare solutions leverage its longtime high-performance visual computing technologies by eyeing medical IoT opportunities ...

HPC community gears up for ISC 2016 - record number of attendees expected


8 Jun 2016 Frankfurt - In less than 11 days, HPC enthusiasts will be converging on the city of Frankfurt to attend the annual ISC High Performance conference, which is set to bring together people from over 46 countries. Thanks to its global reach, ISC 2016 will be the most significant HPC forum so far this year. The event promises to be well-attended as current registration numbers point toward a record number of attendees. Attendance is up by more than eight percent compared to last year at this time. There are especially large contingents from Germany, the US, UK, China, Japan and France. If the current trend continues, the conference will make history with an attendance of over 3,000 participants.

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:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday Keynotes
  • Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Industry Track
  • The 2016 Exhibition
  • Welcome Party

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.
Source: ISC Group

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-06-13

Exascale supercomputing

Paul Messina discusses rewards, challenges for new exascale project ...

Quantum computing

Analogue quantum computation has been universally digitized using superconducting circuits ...

World-first pinpointing of atoms at work for quantum computers ...

Controlling quantum states atom by atom ...

Focus on Europe

Euro 2016: Computer predicts football results ...

HPC community gears up for ISC 2016 - record number of attendees expected ...

Middleware

Bright Computing partners with ProfitBricks to offer customers an elastic high performance computing solution ...

One Stop Systems introduces the GPUltima with Bright Computing's HPC Cluster Manager ...

BeeGFS Omni-Path certification: 12GB/s per server ...

Bright Computing unveils its plans for the International Supercomputing Expo ...

Mellanox paves the way to higher efficiency data centres with 25 Gb/s Ethernet ...

IBM invests to accelerate development and commercialization of disruptive technologies in Asia ...

Hardware

DVV data centre to host new magnitUDE supercomputer ...

CSIR's Centre for High Performance Computing unveils the fastest computer in Africa ...

PNNL appoints Liyuan Liang director of Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory ...

Forrester Research names Cray a strong performer in Big Data Hadoop Optimized Systems ...

PRACE to issue Newsletter 17 ...

Dell enables customers to maximize performance of enterprise applications and core business workloads with PowerEdge four-socket servers ...

Michigan State University celebrates arrival of new supercomputer ...

Applications

Materials project releases massive trove of battery and molecule data ...

NERSC fields its first Student Cluster Competition team ...

Simulating chemical evolution with Piz Daint ...

Skyrmions à la carte ...

The Cloud

IBM launches industry's first development environment for Apache Spark - delivered in the Cloud for rapid adoption ...

Leadtek looks to build on healthcare solutions leverage its longtime high-performance visual computing technologies by eyeing medical IoT opportunities ...