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January 21, 2013
Call for speakers now open; Conference sponsorships are available
SUNNYVALE, Calif., and LUGANO, Switzerland, Jan. 21 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the Swiss Supercomputing Centre, will host the 4th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2013 in the Lugano Convention Centre, Lugano, Switzerland, from March 13-15, 2013. The conference will update attendees on the progress of Exascale in the European Union and will include comprehensive education for topics such as accelerators, high-speed interconnects, Big Data, HPC Cloud, storage and server advancements, and middleware and communication libraries. In addition, attendees will receive advanced hands-on training for topics on clustering, network, troubleshooting, tuning, and optimizations. Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available on a limited basis.
"The HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2013 will provide rich educational content, taught from some of the industry's most recognized luminaries and scientists, that will help users optimize their high-performance systems to improve their application productivity," said Gilad Shainer, chairman of the HPC Advisory Council. "We are pleased to collaborate again with the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre for this upcoming hands-on technical training and education conference, and will continue to assist and provide resources for industry and community organizations to better leverage HPC system capabilities and improve productivity and efficiency."
"The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre is delighted to continue our collaboration with the HPC Advisory Council," said Hussein Nasser El-Harake at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre and who serves as the Director of the HPC Advisory Council Center of Excellence in Switzerland. "The Council continues to be a cornerstone for HPC outreach and education and we are looking forward to providing attendees a very rich and engaging training program that enhances their usage of HPC technologies and platforms for traditional HPC applications as well as new applications for Big Data and cloud."
For the complete agenda and schedule, please refer to the conference website. The 3-day conference is CHF 80.00. Registration is required and can be made at the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference registration page.
The HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference is sponsored by the following companies: AMD, IBM, Mellanox Technologies, NetApp, NVIDIA, Panasas, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre and Xyratex. Media sponsorship and coverage is being provided by HPC-CH, HPCwire, insideHPC and Scientific Computing World. A limited amount of sponsorship opportunities are still available and provide exceptional budget-conscious awareness opportunities.
About the HPC Advisory Council
The HPC Advisory Council's mission is to bridge the gap between high-performance computing (HPC) use and its potential, bring the beneficial capabilities of HPC to new users for better research, education, innovation and product manufacturing, bring users the expertise needed to operate HPC systems, provide application designers with the tools needed to enable parallel computing, and to strengthen the qualification and integration of HPC system products. For more information about the HPC Advisory Council, visit www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com.
Source: HPC Advisory Council
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