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)
- GCS supports three German university team participating in ISC’s Student Cluster Competition: https://www.gauss-centre.eu/news/pressreleases/article/scc-isc20/
- GCS acts as sponsor of the GCS Award at ISC, which honors the most outstanding research paper submitted to the Research Papers Committee in the field of HPC: https://www.gauss-centre.eu/news/newsflashes/article/kaust-research-team-wins-2020-gcs-award/
- GCS on Social Media: @gcs_hpc
High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)
HLRS Representatives will be participating in the following sessions:
- Monday, June 22, 5 pm: PhD poster: Predictive Modeling Supported Collective I/O Auto-tuning
- Tuesday, June 23, 4 pm: Project Poster: HiDALGO: HPC and Big Data Technologies for Global Challenges
- Tuesday, June 23, 4 pm: Project Poster: TaLPas: Task-Based Load Balancing and Auto-Tuning in Particle Simulations
Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
JSC Representatives will be participating in the following sessions:
- Monday, June 22, 5 pm: PhD-Forum – Talk: GPU-Tasking à la Carte? Eventify Meets GPUs.
- Tuesday, June 23, 4 pm: Project Poster: Middleware for memory and data-awareness in workflows (Maestro)
- Wednesday, June 25, 4 pm: Focus Session Talk: Quantum Classical Hybrid Computing Models in Modular HPC Systems
- Thursday, June 25: First International Workshop on the Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations and Analysis
- Thursday, June 25:Workshop: Second Workshop on HPC Education and Training for Emerging Technologies
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:
- Tuesday, June 23, 3:30pm: Footprint-Aware Power Capping for Hybrid Memory Based Systems
- Tuesday, June 23, 5:35 pm: Pattern-Aware Staging for Hybrid Memory Systems
- Tuesday, June 23, 6:45 am: EasyVVUQ: Bringing your UQ workflows to the exascale
- Tuesday, June 23, 4:08 pm: Global Experiences with HPC Operational Data Measurement, Collection and Analysis
- Thursday, June 25: Workshop: 1st ISC-HPC International Workshop on “Monitoring and Operational Data Analytics” (MODA)
Thursday, June 25: Workshop: Machine Learning on HPC Systems
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.
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