International Supercomputing Conference Changes Name to ISC High Performance for 2015

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iscWith a new name and leadership in place, the International Supercomputing Conference moves to July next year. The ISC’15 event will be renamed ISC High Performance and will take place July 12 – 16, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Last week, over 2400 attendees participated in ISC’14 in Leipzig. The organizers decided to relocate the conference in 2015 to Frankfurt, one of the best locations in Europe for hosting commercial events. The city is served by the Frankfurt International Airport, which is the second largest and busiest airport in Europe and in the top 10 in the world.

We are very excited about the move as Frankfurt is a very modern city and it is within easy reach for regional and international travelers,” explained ISC Managing Director, Martin Meuer. “The venue, Forum Messe Frankfurt offers ample rooms in various sizes to host our ever-expanding conference program, and various business meetings that take place during the five days of the conference. The exhibition hall 3 that we will be renting is also very impressive in size and layout.”

The 30th ISC will reflect a couple of significant transformations, while also marking the change in leadership from Hans Meuer to his sons, Martin and Thomas. Starting 2015, the conference will be called ISC High Performance, with “The HPC Event” as its tagline. It will also bear a new corporate logo.

Also starting next year, the conference will dedicate a full day to European and international projects in the form of workshops, which will fall under the care of ISC Executive Consultant Dr. Bernd Mohr. The ISC High Performance program team will consist of ISC Program Chair, Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode, Dr. Horst Gietl, Dr. Bernd Mohr and a new steering committee that will advise the team on their choice of topics and speakers.

We are delighted and proud that the International Supercomputing Conference has selected Messe Frankfurt as the venue and the service provider for this important event. In the ISC, we have gained an outstanding international conference that reflects the strength of Frankfurt as an IT location,” says Uwe Behm, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt. “Frankfurt is a vital node in the IT world where the majority of international business connections and relationships converge. It is no accident that approx. 70 percent of exhibitors and half of visitors travel to events at Messe Frankfurt from abroad. My colleagues from Congress Frankfurt will also provide active support to ensure the continuing success of the ISC.”

At insideHPC, we are busy editing dozens of videos from ISC’14 last week, including interviews and presentations from the HPCAC Europe Conference and the DDN User Group. You can find them all here as they roll out in the coming days.