Today the Jülich Supercomputing Centre announced that Dr. Bernd Mohr has been elected General Chair of the SC17 Supercomputing Conference. This is the first time that somebody outside the USA will chair the most important conference for high performance computing, which has been running for the last 26 years.
Mohr, who worked in the USA from 1993 to 1995 has been actively involved in the conference since 2003. In 2011, he was the first European to be elected to the SC Steering Committee. This year, in a complex application procedure, he became the first non-American to impress his peers and was elected the SC17 General Chair. The venue for 2017 is Denver, Colorado.
SC, the International Conference for High Performance Computing Networking, Storage, and Analysis, was established in 1988 and it has taken place every year in November since then in various US cities. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Today, SC, which is organized by volunteers, attracts about 10,000 participants from all over the world; alone 5,000 people are involved in the technical program.
In this video from SC14, Bernd Mohr from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre describes how the institution is using Allinea tools for debugging at scale.