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Speakers Announced for HPC User Forum in Beijing

Steve Conway and Earl Joseph of IDC

Steve Conway and Earl Joseph of IDC

IDC has announced the featured speakers for the next international HPC User Forum in China. The event will take place Sept. 22 at the Palace Garden Hotel in Beijing.

The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to users. The organization has grown to 150 members. It is directed by a volunteer Steering Committee of users from government, industry and academia, and operated for the users by market analyst firm IDC.

Speakers include:

  • Ryan Quick, PayPal, “HPC in Deep Learning”

  • Nenghe Lai, CTO BGP, CNPC

  • TBD, Wuxi Supercomputing Center

  • Jie Zhou, Baidu

  • Xiangfei Meng, Technical Lead, Tianjin Supercomputing Center (home of Tianhe -1)

  • Yunfei Du, Guangzhou Supercomputing Center – home of Tianhe -2

  • Dr. Weidong Li, Institute of High Energy Physics

  • Dr. Bastian Koller, Manager and deputy director of the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, “New HPC Applications at the University of Stuttgart/HLRS”

  • Dr. Michael Levine, Professor of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University, The Use of HPC at NSF and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC)”

  • Bill Kramer, NCSA, HPC at NCSA on the Blue Waters System”

  • Steve Conway, IDC Research Vice President, Showing the value of HPC: IDC research on the ROI and innovation from investments in HPC”

  • TBD, Inspur Technology Update

  • Earl Joseph, IDC, IDC’s New Exascale Research Tracking Program”

HPC User ForumRegister for the HPC User Forum in Beijing

In related news, the next HPC User Forum events take place in Austin Sept. 6-8 and Oxford Sept. 29-30.

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