HPC-AI Advisory Council and Stanford Announce 9th Annual Stanford Conference

October 22, 2018

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2018 — The HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC) in collaboration with the Stanford High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) today announced the call for sponsors and session proposals for the annual Stanford Conference taking place at Stanford University’s Munger Conference Center, February 14-15, 2019. Focused on topics of great societal importance and responsibility, contributed talk proposals from across industries and interests are being accepted through December 04, 2018, for February’s two-day conference that combines immersive best practices, hands-on tutorials and workshop submissions with thought leadership talks on AI, Data Sciences, HPC, Machine Learning and much more.

Marking nine years, the council’s only US-based conference draws renowned subject matter experts (SMEs) to the Silicon Valley forum to share insights on the disciplines and technologies enabling their ongoing work and breakthroughs. A who’s who of global leaders, startups, researchers and technology innovators, annual agendas feature talks from ARM, NVIDIA and WekaIO to Baidu, PipelineAI and Uber Engineering alongside stirring topics like the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) CORAL program and Stanford’s Schools of Law and Medicine’s use of HPC in a Cohort Study of Health Effects of Handgun Ownership in California.

“Breakthrough discoveries, research, new technologies and innovation all rely on each other,” said Gilad Shainer, HPC-AI Advisory Council chairman. “AI and HPC domains are dominating continuous change and the Stanford Conference is one of few forums where attendees can rise above the din of hype and learn about all of the above, all in one place and openly share best practices that are key to furthering their efforts.”

“We’re focused on innovating the way to the future,” said Steve Jones, Director of Stanford High Performance Computing Center. “We want to expose where we can make a difference as a community and as facilitators of great societal benefits. By exploring the diverse work being achieved across disciplines all of our participants learn from each other and leave collectively inspired to continue making the world a better place together.”

Supporting its call for sponsors and submissions, in advance of the holiday season kick-off following November’s annual supercomputing conference, attendees are also invited to visit the HPCAIAC’s SC18 booth (#2216) in Dallas next month to learn about all of the 2019 programs and join Jones’ (11:00 a.m.) daily booth BoF “HPC for the Rest of Us”, a Stanford mainstay, exploring non-Exascale operations and opportunities.

Through generous sponsorships the free of charge Stanford Conference is open to everyone interested and only requires participants register in advance. Information on the conference, key dates, submissions and more can be found on the HPCAIAC website.

About HPC-AI Advisory Council

The HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC) is a for community benefit organization with over 400 members committed to promoting HPC and AI through education and outreach. More: www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com


Source: HPC-AI Advisory Council

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