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ISC Events to Continue Exploration of HPC Clouds in 2012

Is there enough momentum in Cloud for HPC to drive it’s own conference? Apparently so — ISC Cloud’11 was such a big hit last week that the organizers have already announced intentions to do ISC Cloud’12.

A crowd of 157 IT managers representing industrial and research organizations from 21 countries convened at the Dorint Hotel, Mannheim on September 26-27 to find out from leading HPC and Cloud experts about their experience with designing, building, managing and using Clouds. The attendees found it valuable to have been part of a crowd that is closely interested in this increasingly visible segment of HPC.

According to conference chairman, Dr. Wolfgang Gentzsch, unlike last year’s event, this year’s focus was on the HPC community’s unique challenges, experiences and future concerns as it looks to cloud computing to solve computational challenges.

ISC Cloud’11 has demonstrated that the hype around Clouds is diminishing. All the involved IT vendors reported concrete Cloud deployments, and we saw a strongly increasing user interest which was demonstrated during the various interactions among the participants especially during the very lively Vendor Showdown and these discussions continued over the coffee and lunch breaks,” said Wolfgang Gentzsch. “Therefore, we, as organizers expect an increasing interest in next year’s ISC Cloud Conference.“

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