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March 18, 2014

Early-Bird Registration Opens for ISC

LEIPZIG, Germany, March 18 — Advance registration at reduced rates is now open for the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’14), which will be held June 22-26 in Leipzig, Germany. By registering now, ISC’14 attendees can save over 25 percent off the onsite registration rates at the Leipzig Congress Center.

Combine this discount with the improvements and additions to this year’s program and there is even more incentive now for planning to attend ISC’14.

This year the organizers offer a comprehensive five-day program that consists of half-day and full-day tutorials on Sunday, June 22, followed by a four-day conference track that includes four keynotes, the ISC Research Paper and Poster sessions, and various topics and interest-specific Bird of a Feather Sessions. The prestigious PRACE-ISC and Gauss Awards await the best research papers.

The ISC exhibition, which is a three-day event, will once again feature dynamic exhibits from leading HPC companies and research organizations.  Apart from that, a number of workshops and partnered events will complete this year’s program, including the ISC Student Cluster Competition, which again returns to the show floor.

New and exciting this year is the two-day industrial HPC track titled “Industry Innovation through HPC,” aimed at a new target audience: engineers, manufacturers and designers. The track is designed to give them the right set of tools and methods they will need for acquiring and operating HPC systems so as to improve their return on investment and market competitiveness.

This year attendees will be able to tailor their registration to meet their interests and schedule, thanks to a new passport system. The system offers five different passport categories enabling the participants to register for the entire program, the exhibition, the tutorial, the special focus program the ISC team has put together, or just specific days.

“We believe attendees will be able garner more value from this year’s passport and pricing structure,” said Martin Meuer, the managing director of ISC’14. “Our latest edition, the ‘Special Focus Pass’ is intended for those who are new to the conference. They will receive access to a good selection of scientific and industry-related program, at a very competitive price. No one is going to miss out on any important trend and networking opportunity at ISC’14.”

The HPC Advisory Council meeting on Sunday, June 22, will require an additional registration. Check out all the different passports and the fees structure here.

Now in its 29th year, ISC’14 is expected to draw more than 2,500 attendees from academia, research institutions and industry around the world. About 170 leading vendors, laboratories and EU organizations active in the field of HPC will showcase their products, research and joint-efforts at the ISC exhibition.

Here are some of the ISC’14 conference highlights:

Keynotes

  •     Large-Scale Computing in Biomedicine and Bioengineering
  •     If You Can’t Beat Them, Lead Them – Convergence of Supercomputing and Next Generation “Extreme” Big Data
  •     HPC Achievement and Impact – 2014, A Personal Perspective
  •     Brain Derived Computing Beyond von Neumann – Achievements and Challenges

Panels and Chats

  •       Disruptive Technologies
  •       Who Controls the Future of Supercomputing?
  •       Jet Engines Take Off in the Cloud – Lessons Learned
  •       What’s the Big Deal about Big Data?

Focus Topics

  •       Supercomputers Solving Real Life Problems
  •       The Human Brain Project – Europe’s Large-Scale Flagship
  •       Extreme Computing Challenges
  •       Visualization of HPC Applications
  •       Emerging Trends for Big Data & HPC
  •       The Art of Programming HPC Systems
  •       HPC and Life Sciences
  •       Future Supercomputing  Directions
  •       Quantum Computing
  •       Open Power
  •       TOP500

Industry-related program

  •       Industry Innovation through HPC
  •       Vendor Showdown
  •       Exhibitors Innovation Forum
  •       Exhibitor Forum
  •       HPC Startup Forum

For the complete agenda, including information about the speakers, click here 

About ISC’14

Now in its 29th year, ISC is the world’s oldest and Europe’s most important conference and networking event for the HPC community, offering a strong five-day technical program focusing on HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields as well as its adoption in an industrial environment.

Over 300 hand-picked expert speakers and 170 exhibitors, consisting of leading research centers and vendors, will greet this year’s attendees to ISC. A number of events complement the technical program including Tutorials, the TOP500 Announcement, Research Paper Sessions, Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions, the Research Poster Session, Exhibitor Forums, and Workshops.

ISC’14 is open to engineers, IT specialists, systems developers, vendors, end users, scientists, researchers, students and other members of the HPC global community.

The ISC exhibition attracts decision-makers from automotive, defense, aeronautical, gas & oil, banking and other industries, as well as analysts, solution providers, data storage suppliers, distributors, hardware and software manufacturers, the media, scientists, and universities. By attending, they will to learn firsthand about new products, applications and the latest technological advances in the supercomputing industry.

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Source: ISC

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