Gauss Centre for Supercomputing Posts Agenda for ISC2020

June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020 — For the first time in the history of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), the largest annual high-performance-computing-focused event on German ground, will be held as an online only event. Called ISC 2020 Digital, the event will take place from June 22–25. The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) and representatives of its member centres HLRS, JSC and LRZ will participate with various contributions to the digital event.

ISC High Performance 2020, Europe’s largest HPC event, was canceled due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the international high-performance computing community will meet virtually over the course of the four-day event. The annual ISC conference is always well-regarded and well-received by the scientific community and has proven to be one of the leading HPC-focused events in the world. As a major supporter of the conference and exhibition, GCS has always contributed in a variety of activities to the success of ISC. Jointly with its member centres, GCS will continue this effort with this year’s digital version of the event.

Overview of GCS and its member centres’ involvement in the digital ISC conference:

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS)

High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)

HLRS Representatives will be participating in the following sessions:

Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)

JSC Representatives will be participating in the following sessions:

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)

Martin Schulz, Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Director of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), is co-chairman of ISC 2020’s scientific programme. He will also present two of his research projects together with colleagues.

LRZ Representatives will be participating in the following sessions:

Further information on LRZ@ISC2020 Digital is available at: https://www.lrz.de/services/termine/2020_ISCdigital/

GCS Resources Play a Role in #shapingtomorrow

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, GCS centres have fast-tracked access to their world-class HPC resources for researchers focused on epidemiological modelling, vaccine development, or other efforts designed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Read our recent feature article on researchers’ efforts here.
  • HLRS researchers have been using HPC in concert with visualization technologies to develop a “digital twin” of the German city of Herrenberg. Using these technologies for analyzing, integrating, and visualizing data describing urban phenomena in order to simulate the complex, dynamic processes that are important to consider in urban planning. Read more about the group’s efforts here.
  • Researchers have been using resources at JSC to learn how to imbue enzymes with increased tolerance to detergents and solvents encountered in a variety of environments—an important characteristic needed for advancing drug design and other biotechnological applications. Read more about the team’s research here.
  • Researchers using LRZ’s HPC resources are using language-learning algorithms to “decode the language of life” and help to sift through and organize terabytes of information contained in the world’s largest protein databases, helping medical professionals and researcher more quickly access the potetinally life-saving information they need. Read more about the team’s work here.

An overview of the complete ISC 2020 program can be found at https://www.isc-hpc.com/overview.html and the ISC 2020 agenda is available at https://2020.isc-program.com/

About GCS

The Gauss Center for Supercomputing (GCS) combines the three German national supercomputing centers HLRS (High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart), JSC (Jülich Supercomputing Center), and LRZ (Leibniz Supercomputing Center, Garching near Munich) into Germany’s integrated Tier-0 supercomputing institution. Together, the three centers provide the largest, most powerful supercomputing infrastructure in all of Europe to serve a wide range of academic and industrial research activities in various disciplines. They also provide top-tier training and education for the national as well as the European High Performance Computing (HPC) community. GCS is the German member of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), an international non-profit association consisting of 26 member countries,


Source: Gauss Centre for Supercomputing 

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