June 16 was devoted to tutorial sessions, followed by the main programme, which runs from June 17 through June 19. The event wraps up on June 20, with a full day of workshops. The organizers have lined up a programme covering the entire spectrum of high performance computing topics, encompassing servers, networking, storage, software tools, and applications. The two special-focus tracks, the Industrial Day and the Machine Learning Day, return once again this year with all new sessions for practitioners and researchers engaged in those application areas.
The accompanying exhibition will display product demonstrations and research projects from 165 key vendors, research centers and universities in the HPC space.
The conference will be officially opened at 9:00 am on June 17, by conference general co-chairs, Martin Meuer and Thomas Meuer, followed by the conference keynote at 9:30 am. This year's address will be delivered by by Ivo Sbalzarini, the Chair of Scientific Computing for Systems Biology on the faculty of computer science of TU Dresden, and Senior Research Group Leader with the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden. He will be discussing the growing intersection between HPC and systems biology.
Another high point on June 17 is the announcement of the 53rd TOP500 list at 11:00 am. Project co-founder Erich Strohmaier will present the highlights of the new rankings and discuss the latest trends.
Here is a list of the nottobemissed conference highlights: