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Primeur weekly 2014-09-29

The Cloud

IBM opens new Cloud resiliency centre ...

Luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu selects Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited plug-and-play private Cloud solution for computer-aided engineering ...

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NetApp introduces software-defined object Storage for the hybrid Cloud ...

EuroFlash

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Bull launches its new novascale gcos enterprise servers to support data centre transformation for the Cloud and Big Data ...

Final proof for optimal encoding strategies in optical communication ...

ISC 2015 is now open for submissions and other participation opportunities ...

From diamonds to supercomputers ...

Unique maritime co-operation around MARIN's new fast CFD facility ...

USFlash

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NSF grants $1 million to Missouri University to expand supercomputer equipment and expertise ...

Eurocom Panther 5 has broken the 8 TB storage barrier ...

Utah engineers unlock potential for faster computing ...

With NIH grant, Cedars-Sinai helps bring Big Data to neuro disease research ...

Putting the squeeze on quantum information ...

Cray awarded $26 million supercomputer contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

Lenovo set to close acquisition of IBM's x86 server business ...

Syracuse's new cooling system heats up physics research ...

ISC 2015 is now open for submissions and other participation opportunities


29 Sep 2014 Frankfurt - The ISC High Performance conference, formerly known as the International Supercomputing Conference, is now open to various submission opportunities. Whether your interest lies in workshops, tutorials, birds-of-a-feather (BoF) sessions, research papers, research posters or in the student volunteer programme, ISC is welcoming proposals from all members of the high performance computing (HPC) community.

The organizers would like to emphasize that it is the attendee participation in the above mentioned programmes that will ultimately contribute to building a productive and diversified technical programme at ISC High Performance 2015. In return, the contributors, students, researchers, engineers, scientists and other members of the community will enjoy an excellent platform to discuss their research results and create awareness for their ongoing work.

To be held for the first time in Frankfurt, ISC is looking forward to continuing its tradition as the largest HPC conference and exhibition in Europe. It will be attended by some 2,600 academicians, industry leaders and end users from around the world. The ISC exhibition annually attracts around 160 organisations, including supercomputing, storage and network vendors, as well as universities, research centers, laboratories and projects.

Please take note of the following important deadlines for the ISC 2015 programmes:

1. Research Papers

  • Submission date: Sunday, February 1
  • Acceptance Notification: Monday, April 13

2. Research Posters

  • Submission date: Sunday, February 15
  • Acceptance Notification: Monday, April 13

3. HPC in Asia Posters

  • Submission date: Sunday, February 15
  • Acceptance Notification: Monday, March 23

4, Tutorials

  • Submission date: Sunday, February 15
  • Acceptance Notification: Monday, March 23

5, Workshops

  • Submission date: Sunday, February 15
  • Acceptance Notification: Monday, March 23

6. Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

  • Submission date: Sunday, February 15
  • Acceptance Notification: Monday, March 23

7. Student Volunteers

  • Submission date: Friday, April 10
  • Acceptance Notification: Thursday, April 16

An early submission of abstracts is required so that ISC research papers can be distributed according to the expertise of individual committee members. Please refer to the ISC High Performance website for full submission guidelines or contact the programme co-ordinator, Ms. Heike Walther at heike.walther@isc-events.com .

High quality research papers reporting original work in theoretical, experimental and industrial research and development are sought in the following areas:

  • Architectures (future design concepts for HPC, multicore/manycore systems, heterogeneous systems, network technology, programming models)
  • Algorithms and Analysis (scalability on future architectures, performance evaluation and tuning and innovative domain-specific algorithms)
  • Data Centers (batch job management, job mix and system utilization, monitoring and administration tools, production efficiency, energy efficiency)
  • Large-Scale Simulations (workflow management, data analysis and visualization, coupled simulations, industrial simulations, scalable applications: 50K+ threads)
  • Future Trends (new processor designs, exascale technologies, HPC in the Cloud)
  • Storage and Data (from Big Data to smart data, memory systems for HPC and Big Data, file systems and tape libraries, data intensive applications and databases)
  • Software Engineering in HPC (the art of parallel programming, application of methods, surveys)
  • Research Thrust: Cost-Efficient Data Centers (submitted paper should quantify cost efficiency on the scale of a data center. Company representatives are encouraged to share their best practices.

Three awards will be given to the most outstanding research papers. The first is the ISC Research Paper Award, which will be awarded to a paper deemed deserving by the Research Paper Committee. The winner will be announced during the opening session, and will be provided the opportunity to deliver a keynote during the 2015 research paper session, as well as receive free conference participation for 2016.

The second is the Gauss Award, which will be given to the most outstanding paper in the field of scalable supercomputing. It is sponsored by the German Gauss Center for Supercomputing, which is a collaboration between the German national supercomputing centres at Garching, Juelich and Stuttgart. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of 3,000 euro and given the opportunity to deliver a keynote about the winning paper during the research session.

Lastly there is the PRACE (the Partnership for Advanced Computing) ISC Award, which will be given to the paper deemed best by the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee in one of the following areas: a breakthrough in science achieved through high performance computing; an algorithm or implementation that achieves a significant improvement in scalability or performance; or a novel approach to performance evaluation on massively parallel architecture. The winner will receive sponsorship for participation in a training event or a conference related to petascale computing. They will also enjoy the opportunity to deliver a keynote about their work during the 2015 research session.

Once again, the event will be hosting tutorials as part of the pre-conference programme. ISC Tutorials are intended as interactive courses focusing on key topics in high performance systems, networking and storage. The organizers hope to cover all areas as listed in the Call for Papers, thus encouraging tutorials of broad applicability rather than those focusing solely on research in a limited domain or a particular group.

The organizers also encourage presenters to incorporate hands-on sessions, where it is appropriate, and provide the attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the state-of-the-art in the topic before moving on to cover specific approaches in more depth.

In 2015, ISC will be organizing workshops for the first time. The goal is to provide a focused, in-depth platform for presentations, discussion and interaction in particular subject areas. The organizers are looking for proposals on topics related to all aspects of research, development, and application of large-scale, high-performance experimental and commercial systems.

Suitable topics include HPC computer architecture and hardware, programming models, system software, applications, solutions for heterogeneity, reliability, and power efficiency, as well as Big Data and Cloud computing. The workshops will be held on Thursday, July 16. Details are available at http://www.isc-hpc.com/workshops.html .

At ISC High Performance you have the opportunity to participate in two different poster sessions: the ISC Research Poster and the HPC in Asia Poster sessions.

The ISC Research Poster authors will have the opportunity to give short presentations on their posters on Monday, July 13. The ISC HPC in Asia Poster submitters will be presenting their posters at the HPC in Asia session. All posters will be on display during the entire conference.

For all available submission opportunities, you can refer to http://www.isc-hpc.com/ .

Source: ISC Group

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Primeur weekly 2014-09-29

The Cloud

IBM opens new Cloud resiliency centre ...

Luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu selects Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited plug-and-play private Cloud solution for computer-aided engineering ...

Boston University receives NSF grant to develop 'smart city' Cloud platform ...

NetApp introduces software-defined object Storage for the hybrid Cloud ...

EuroFlash

PRACE-3IP PCP project to launch execution phase 1 of whole-system design for energy efficient HPC ...

Bull launches its new novascale gcos enterprise servers to support data centre transformation for the Cloud and Big Data ...

Final proof for optimal encoding strategies in optical communication ...

ISC 2015 is now open for submissions and other participation opportunities ...

From diamonds to supercomputers ...

Unique maritime co-operation around MARIN's new fast CFD facility ...

USFlash

Curtiss-Wright unveils its lightest and most powerful 4th gen Intel Core i7 rugged mission computer ...

HP offers no-cost VSA software with Intel Xeon processor E5 v3–based servers and single-click installation on new HP ProLiant Gen9 Server models ...

NSF grants $1 million to Missouri University to expand supercomputer equipment and expertise ...

Eurocom Panther 5 has broken the 8 TB storage barrier ...

Utah engineers unlock potential for faster computing ...

With NIH grant, Cedars-Sinai helps bring Big Data to neuro disease research ...

Putting the squeeze on quantum information ...

Cray awarded $26 million supercomputer contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

Lenovo set to close acquisition of IBM's x86 server business ...

Syracuse's new cooling system heats up physics research ...