International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’11) is the HPC Event for 2011

By Nicole Hemsoth

May 16, 2011

Overview
The 26th International Supercomputing Conference – ISC’11 – will take place in Hamburg, Germany, from June 19 – 23, 2011.  ISC is a key global conference and exhibition for high performance computing, networking and storage. Over 2,000 attendees expected throughout the week, an even more extensive conference program than the previous year, and about 150 leading exhibitors of supercomputing, software, storage, networking and infrastructure technologies, ISC’11 is on track to draw its highest attendance in the history of the event.

Educational Tutorials and Workshops on Sunday, June 19
This year’s conference program includes insights on the hottest HPC topics from the world’s best speakers, as recommended by 15 HPC luminaries from around the globe.

The conference program starts on Sunday, June 19, with three full-day and eight half-day Tutorials. What makes these tutorials exceptionally interesting is that they are offered by  speakers with hands-on experience in HPC, and the topics themselves allow attendees to focus on diverse areas of interest, e.g., architectures, algorithm and analysis, large scale simulations, storage and data as well as developing areas like Exascale,  Clouds and CUDA. All 11 tutorials will be held in parallel sessions and the registration fee allow participants to visit all the sessions.

Asia recently astonished the global HPC community by providing three of the five fastest HPC installations worldwide. To allow a new and a bigger platform for these growing markets, ISC has organized a full-day HPC in Asia Workshop and invited experts from the most well-known HPC centers in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore to talk about the state-of-the-art developments in their regions. Among others, they will discuss current activities and projects in Asia in the “HPC Applications in Asia” and “Ultra Large Scale Systems in Asia” sessions. The day will end with a fascinating science tour of the German Climate Center (DKRZ) for all participants.  

Also on Sunday, the workshop on Mid Market HPC will provide specialized users with an overview of the available HPC solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises, and also facilitate a dialogue between users, technology companies, hardware vendors, ISV’s and service providers.

ISC’11 Conference Highlights, June 20 – 23, 2011
This year, a major focus will be given to HPC applications. Two sessions will concentrate on various application fields in science and industry, i.e., new developments in HPC and a special session about “Sustained Performance on Petascale Systems.”

Parallelization will also play an important role in this year’s program: “Parallelization Challenges and Efforts”,” How to Teach Parallel Programming for Millions of Cores” and “Parallelization of ISV’s Software Packages.”

Sessions like “Heterogeneous Systems and GPUs” and “Many-Core Computing – Challenges & Opportunities for HPC” will cover the technology of existing and future HPC systems, and their performance, power and programmability.

To address the hot topic of GPUs in HPC, ISC has organized an exciting debate between two international experts, Thomas Sterling of Louisiana State University and NVIDIA’s former chief scientist, David Kirk on “GPUs – The Fast Lane on the Road to Better Science?”

As Exascale computing can already be seen on the horizon, a panel discussion will look to the future on “What Can You Expect from Exascale Computing.” On the other hand, ISC attendees will also have the opportunity to hear globally acknowledged experts talk about the near future in “Transpeta Flop/s Initiatives” from the most important HPC regions worldwide.

Here is a selection of the invited sessions that’ll take place at ISC’11:

  • 37th TOP500 List of the world’s fastest supercomputers
  • Addressing the (HPC) Data Challenges: Today & Tomorrow
  • Storage & Memory Access – The Real Challenge for Future HPC Systems
  • Cloud Computing & HPC (Virtualization)
  • Parallelization of ISVs Software Packages
  • Energy Exploitation & HPC
  • How to Teach Parallel Programming for Millions of Cores
  • State of the Art in Visualization
  • Architecture & Networking
  • Computational Biology & HPC
  • Young & Bright HPC Researchers
  • Closing Session with Analyst Crossfire

The new interactive ISC agenda planner will help participants to easily browse through the conference sessions.

Four Compelling Keynote Presentations
ISC’11 will feature four compelling keynote presentations focusing on an array of topics from using supercomputers to simulate the human brain to (amongst others) explore hypotheses of brain diseases as well as treatments, to the European desire to be technologically independent and capable of Exascale computing.

Famous brain scientist, Henry Markram will talk about  “Simulating the Human Brain – The Next Decisive Years”. Markram will introduce participants to the massive efforts of the 20th century to understand the brain and its diseases.

Bull’s CEO, Philippe Vannier in “The Road To Exascale Computing – a European Challenge” will discuss why access to high performance computing resources is a key element in national competitiveness for the Europeans.  

Thomas Sterling, a regular speaker at ISC will share his views in a look at the past year and the current year in his talk “HPC Achievement & Impact – 2011.”

Dean A. Klein will in his lecture “Future Trends in Memory Systems: Showstopper or Performance Potential for HPC?” analyze the evolving role of memory in today’s computing architecture.

ISC’s strong-five day technical program with more than 200 expert speakers is further complimented by a number of additional events, including Research Poster and Research Paper Sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions, Exhibitor and Start-up Forums and the popular Hot Seat Sessions.

An Even Bigger and Better Exhibition
From June 20 to 22, the International Supercomputing Conference will also feature a world-class exhibition, the largest in its 26 years, with over 150 global players showcasing their latest products, services, solutions and research discoveries in HPC, networking and storage.

 Early Registration Deadline Fast Approaching!
On May 20, early registration for ISC’11 will close, ending the opportunity to save up to 25 percent off the conference and exhibition fees. Attendees can tailor their registration, using the flexible pricing system that allows registration for the entire program, or just a selection of days. Catering and evening events are included in the registration fees.

ISC – The Networking Event in 2011
Last but not least it should be noted that the open atmosphere of camaraderie and friendship during the conference and the evening events give birth to great discussions, networking and collaborations at ISC. This is a great year to attend ISC.

Further information: www.isc11.org

ISC'11

Subscribe to HPCwire's Weekly Update!

Be the most informed person in the room! Stay ahead of the tech trends with industy updates delivered to you every week!

Dell EMC will Build OzStar – Swinburne’s New Supercomputer to Study Gravity

August 16, 2017

Dell EMC announced yesterday it is building a new supercomputer – the OzStar – for the Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) in support the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) Read more…

By John Russell

Microsoft Bolsters Azure With Cloud HPC Deal

August 15, 2017

Microsoft has acquired cloud computing software vendor Cycle Computing in a move designed to bring orchestration tools along with high-end computing access capabilities to the cloud. Terms of the acquisition were not Read more…

By George Leopold

HPE Ships Supercomputer to Space Station, Final Destination Mars

August 14, 2017

With a manned mission to Mars on the horizon, the demand for space-based supercomputing is at hand. Today HPE and NASA sent the first off-the-shelf HPC system into space aboard the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft to explore if Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

HPE Extreme Performance Solutions

Leveraging Deep Learning for Fraud Detection

Advancements in computing technologies and the expanding use of e-commerce platforms have dramatically increased the risk of fraud for financial services companies and their customers. Read more…

AMD EPYC Video Takes Aim at Intel’s Broadwell

August 14, 2017

Let the benchmarking begin. Last week, AMD posted a YouTube video in which one of its EPYC-based systems outperformed a ‘comparable’ Intel Broadwell-based system on the STREAM benchmark and on a test case running ANS Read more…

By John Russell

Microsoft Bolsters Azure With Cloud HPC Deal

August 15, 2017

Microsoft has acquired cloud computing software vendor Cycle Computing in a move designed to bring orchestration tools along with high-end computing access capa Read more…

By George Leopold

HPE Ships Supercomputer to Space Station, Final Destination Mars

August 14, 2017

With a manned mission to Mars on the horizon, the demand for space-based supercomputing is at hand. Today HPE and NASA sent the first off-the-shelf HPC system i Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

AMD EPYC Video Takes Aim at Intel’s Broadwell

August 14, 2017

Let the benchmarking begin. Last week, AMD posted a YouTube video in which one of its EPYC-based systems outperformed a ‘comparable’ Intel Broadwell-based s Read more…

By John Russell

Deep Learning Thrives in Cancer Moonshot

August 8, 2017

The U.S. War on Cancer, certainly a worthy cause, is a collection of programs stretching back more than 40 years and abiding under many banners. The latest is t Read more…

By John Russell

IBM Raises the Bar for Distributed Deep Learning

August 8, 2017

IBM is announcing today an enhancement to its PowerAI software platform aimed at facilitating the practical scaling of AI models on today’s fastest GPUs. Scal Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

IBM Storage Breakthrough Paves Way for 330TB Tape Cartridges

August 3, 2017

IBM announced yesterday a new record for magnetic tape storage that it says will keep tape storage density on a Moore's law-like path far into the next decade. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

AMD Stuffs a Petaflops of Machine Intelligence into 20-Node Rack

August 1, 2017

With its Radeon “Vega” Instinct datacenter GPUs and EPYC “Naples” server chips entering the market this summer, AMD has positioned itself for a two-head Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cray Moves to Acquire the Seagate ClusterStor Line

July 28, 2017

This week Cray announced that it is picking up Seagate's ClusterStor HPC storage array business for an undisclosed sum. "In short we're effectively transitioning the bulk of the ClusterStor product line to Cray," said CEO Peter Ungaro. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Nvidia’s Mammoth Volta GPU Aims High for AI, HPC

May 10, 2017

At Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC17) in San Jose, Calif., this morning, CEO Jensen Huang announced the company's much-anticipated Volta architecture a Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

How ‘Knights Mill’ Gets Its Deep Learning Flops

June 22, 2017

Intel, the subject of much speculation regarding the delayed, rewritten or potentially canceled “Aurora” contract (the Argonne Lab part of the CORAL “ Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Nvidia Responds to Google TPU Benchmarking

April 10, 2017

Nvidia highlights strengths of its newest GPU silicon in response to Google's report on the performance and energy advantages of its custom tensor processor. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Quantum Bits: D-Wave and VW; Google Quantum Lab; IBM Expands Access

March 21, 2017

For a technology that’s usually characterized as far off and in a distant galaxy, quantum computing has been steadily picking up steam. Just how close real-wo Read more…

By John Russell

Reinders: “AVX-512 May Be a Hidden Gem” in Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

June 29, 2017

Imagine if we could use vector processing on something other than just floating point problems.  Today, GPUs and CPUs work tirelessly to accelerate algorithms Read more…

By James Reinders

HPC Compiler Company PathScale Seeks Life Raft

March 23, 2017

HPCwire has learned that HPC compiler company PathScale has fallen on difficult times and is asking the community for help or actively seeking a buyer for its a Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Russian Researchers Claim First Quantum-Safe Blockchain

May 25, 2017

The Russian Quantum Center today announced it has overcome the threat of quantum cryptography by creating the first quantum-safe blockchain, securing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, along with classified government communications and other sensitive digital transfers. Read more…

By Doug Black

Trump Budget Targets NIH, DOE, and EPA; No Mention of NSF

March 16, 2017

President Trump’s proposed U.S. fiscal 2018 budget issued today sharply cuts science spending while bolstering military spending as he promised during the cam Read more…

By John Russell

Leading Solution Providers

CPU-based Visualization Positions for Exascale Supercomputing

March 16, 2017

In this contributed perspective piece, Intel’s Jim Jeffers makes the case that CPU-based visualization is now widely adopted and as such is no longer a contrarian view, but is rather an exascale requirement. Read more…

By Jim Jeffers, Principal Engineer and Engineering Leader, Intel

Facebook Open Sources Caffe2; Nvidia, Intel Rush to Optimize

April 18, 2017

From its F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif., today, Facebook announced Caffe2, a new open-source, cross-platform framework for deep learning. Caffe2 is the successor to Caffe, the deep learning framework developed by Berkeley AI Research and community contributors. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Groq This: New AI Chips to Give GPUs a Run for Deep Learning Money

April 24, 2017

CPUs and GPUs, move over. Thanks to recent revelations surrounding Google’s new Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), the computing world appears to be on the cusp of Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Google Debuts TPU v2 and will Add to Google Cloud

May 25, 2017

Not long after stirring attention in the deep learning/AI community by revealing the details of its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), Google last week announced the Read more…

By John Russell

MIT Mathematician Spins Up 220,000-Core Google Compute Cluster

April 21, 2017

On Thursday, Google announced that MIT math professor and computational number theorist Andrew V. Sutherland had set a record for the largest Google Compute Engine (GCE) job. Sutherland ran the massive mathematics workload on 220,000 GCE cores using preemptible virtual machine instances. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Six Exascale PathForward Vendors Selected; DoE Providing $258M

June 15, 2017

The much-anticipated PathForward awards for hardware R&D in support of the Exascale Computing Project were announced today with six vendors selected – AMD Read more…

By John Russell

Top500 Results: Latest List Trends and What’s in Store

June 19, 2017

Greetings from Frankfurt and the 2017 International Supercomputing Conference where the latest Top500 list has just been revealed. Although there were no major Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

IBM Clears Path to 5nm with Silicon Nanosheets

June 5, 2017

Two years since announcing the industry’s first 7nm node test chip, IBM and its research alliance partners GlobalFoundries and Samsung have developed a proces Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

  • arrow
  • Click Here for More Headlines
  • arrow
Share This