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JSC and IBM Win the Inaugural Hans Meuer Award

ISC-EventToday ISC announced that a research paper in the area of in-memory architecture, jointly submitted by a team of seven researchers representing the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), IBM Germany, and the IBM Watson Research Center in the US, has been selected to receive the inaugural Hans Meuer Award. The award will be presented at the ISC High Performance conference on Monday, July 13.

Titled “Accelerating LBM & LQCD Application Kernels by In-Memory Processing,” the winning paper examines the runtime performance of Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) and Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (LQCD) kernels that can be achieved when using Active Memory Cube technology, an in-memory architecture aimed at exascale computing. The architecture leverages 3D memory technology and is designed to significantly reduce energy consumption by performing computation within the memory module. Performance results were obtained by using cycle-accurate simulations.

Thorsten Hater of JSC will present a keynote during the Research Paper Session 1 on Monday afternoon. Thorsten will be representing his colleagues, Paul F Baumeister, Andrea Nobile and Dirk Pleiter of JSC; Hans Boettiger and Thilo Mauer of IBM Germany (Research & Development); and Jose R Brunheroto from the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. This paper was selected by the research paper committee out of the three papers with the highest review scores.

The winners will also receive a cash prize of 3,000 euros, an award certificate, and a free conference pass for ISC 2016. The Hans Meuer Award has been introduced in memory of the late Dr. Hans Meuer, general chair of the ISC conference from 1986 through 2014, and co-founder of the TOP500 project.

Still Time to Save

Those attending the conference should register before June 10 to reap the benefits of the early-bird registration fees, which is more than 30 percent lower than the onsite fees.

ISC 2015 focuses on 15 timely topics, which will be tackled by over 400 speakers in 67 sessions over a period of three days. Sunday, July 12 is reserved for 11 tutorials and on Thursday, July 16, the organizers will host over 17 workshops. This is the first time that the conference is offering workshops of any kind. 

This year the conference also celebrates its 30th anniversary and offers a great networking opportunity for community members. The event will also host the largest ISC exhibition yet, with over 160 vendors, international research laboratories and universities participating in it.

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