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IDC’s Steve Conway on Why HPC Matters


Steve Conway from IDC describes high performance computing and how it really does impact our daily lives. “When you put HPC together with some of the most creative, scientific, engineering & business minds on the planet, magical things happen.”

Intel’s Diane Bryant Describes Pathways to Exascale

Diane Bryant, Intel

Last week, SC15 announced that Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group, has been selected as the HPC Matters plenary speaker. Recently named as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, Bryant offers her perspectives on high performance computing, U.S. competitiveness, and the goal of reaching Exascale.

Intel’s Diane Bryant to Keynote HPC Matters Plenary at SC15

Diane Bryant, Intel

“Starting in 2013, the SC conference organizers launched “HPC Matters” to encourage members of the computational sciences community to share their thoughts, vision, and experiences with how high performance computers are used to improve the lives of people all over the world in more simple terms. Four pillars provide structure to the program: Influencing Daily Lives; Science and Engineering; Economic Impact; and Education.”

SC14 Announces New Plenary on Why HPC Matters

Dr. Eng Lim Goh

SC14 is announcing a new “HPC Matters” plenary that will examine the important roles that high performance computing plays in every aspect of society from simplifying manufacturing to tsunami warning systems and hurricane predictions to improving care for cancer patients.

#HPC Matters: TACC Enters the SC14 Video Challenge


“High Performance Computing is fundamental to science and society, allowing scientists and researchers to push the boundaries of human knowledge and tackle the biggest challenges we face today. HPC matters because these challenges affect each and every one of us from where we live, to how we lead healthier lives, to how we protect people in the face of violent weather, changing climate, and unpredictable seismic activity. HPC matters because people matter.”

Video: Supercomputing and eScience – How HPC Matters


This documentary shows the impact of supercomputers, both in science and our daily lives. Produced by the Barcelona Supercomputer Center, this timely video is right in step with the SC14 theme of “HPC Matters.”

HPC Matters: Bill Feiereisen on how Supercomputing Drives Modeling and Simulation


In this video, Intel’s Bill Feiereisen discusses the importance of HPC in simulation and modeling. With the SC14 theme of “HPC Matters,” Bill’s message is one all of us in the high performance computing community need to share.

Why 2014 is the Year that HPC Matters


In this video, Michele De Lorenzi and Rich Brueckner discuss why HPC matters. It’s the SC14 theme for next year in New Orleans, but the time is now for all of us in the HPC community to start banging on the drum.